Welcome to ThatGeoGuy.ca, I am Jeremy Steward. I work on a variety of things, mostly surrounding software, cameras, or sensor calibration. If you've met the misfortunate fate of stumbling upon my site, do take the time to check out my blog.
In the past I've worked on projects involving the Internet-of-Things (IoT), studying reindeer using 3D cameras, and much, much more. I enjoy my time learning about many of the technologies that are (or will be) powering our world. Many of my projects are either published work, or can be found as a part of my CV.
The name "ThatGeoGuy" comes from being one of the rare Geomatics engineers (in this case, that guy) who work in a field where nobody knows what geomatics is or means. My specialization in Geomatics Engineering has been largely focused on 3D image metrology, and 3D imaging systems. I excel in C++ programming and software development, but my background is entirely in camera calibration; multi-sensor integration; and photogrammetry and range cameras.
As for Geomatics, it is a portmanteau of Geospatial Informatics, which basically means taking spatial information (e.g. position, location, distance, geometry) and using it to solve problems. It's a very broad field, and comprises a wide collection of technologies and methods. Some of these are:
- 3D Image Metrology (Photogrammetry, dense depth techniques, LiDAR)
- Digital Imaging (2D Image Analysis and Computer Vision)
- Geospatial Information Systems (Think map mashups and combining regular data with location)
- Location Based Services (Smartphones, Geo-web services)
- Remote Sensing (Satellites, Medical Imaging, etc...)
- Internet-of-Things (IOT)
- Conventional Surveying (get out in the field and measure, measure, measure)
If I really wanted to sum up geomatics in the most simple
terms though, I would say that it is
measuring, modeling, and mapping
the world around us.
Hit me up using one of the below methods for a chat (or not, I don't control your life).