Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Un regard sur l'évolution de la géomatique: analyse de 4 décennies de recherche au sein du département de géographie de l'université de liège

Abstract : Geomatics is an evolving field directly impacted by advances in information and communication technologies. In 40 years, domain's practices have radically changed (from optical devices and paper layout to sophisticated digital sensors and digitalization of information). This article sketches the evolution of the discipline through the analysis of 4 decades of research within the Geomatics Unit of the University of Liège. This analysis is based on one hand on a historical study of permanent positions in the field of geomatics within the Department of Geography. Then, the research trajectories of the Unit are presented starting from a situation established in 2003. An evaluation of this research is finally carried out through several criteria which are publications, projects, impacts on teaching and impacts on the industry. Although this analysis has a methodological bias since it only concerns a single teaching and research unit, general observations can still be made. It turns out that geomatics is evolving at such a rate that it extends well beyond the geographical sciences while firmly rooted in them. Geomatics' teaching and research require resources that are most of the time difficult to obtain. Therefore, Geomatics is often reduced to technological support for other disciplines. This contribution serves also as an inventory for the Geomatics Unit at a key moment in its life.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

https://hal.inrae.fr/hal-03108519
Contributor : Christelle Raynaud <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:29:53 AM
Last modification on : Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:05:54 AM

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-03108519, version 1

Collections

Citation

Rolland Billen, Binard Marc, Cornet Yves, Pierre Hallot, Kasprzyk Jean, et al.. Un regard sur l'évolution de la géomatique: analyse de 4 décennies de recherche au sein du département de géographie de l'université de liège. Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège, Société Géographique de Liège, 2019, 72 (1), pp.11-32. ⟨hal-03108519⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

10