Quebec Geomatics Center

Cégep de Chicoutimi

The Centre de géomatique du Québec’s mission to foster innovation and the growth of businesses as well as support the training of highly qualified workers through the use of geomatics.

The Centre de géomatique du Québec has a multidisciplinary team with a mandate to assist public and private organizations and companies in the process of integrating geomatics in their activities through active support involving applied research, technical assistance and information dissemination. The CGQ's professional approach allows partners to benefit from expertise in cutting edge technology and access to personalized services offered by a dynamic and innovative team.


534, rue Jacques-Cartier Est Chicoutimi G7H 1Z6 418 698-5995

General Expertises

  • 3D scanning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cartography
  • Digital imaging
  • Drones
  • Education
  • Electronics and microelectronics
  • Geographic information system (GIS)
  • Geomatics
  • Prototyping
  • Remote sensing
  • Robotics
  • Software development

Specific expertises

  • Geomatics
  • GPS positioning system
  • Real time tracking
  • Remotely piloted aircraft
  • Remote sensing: acquisition, processing, analysis (aerial and satellite image), photogrammetry

Areas of intervention

  • 3D scanning
  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Civil engineering
  • Civil security/safety
  • Digital imaging
  • Digital technologies
  • Environment
  • Environmental technologies
  • Forestry
  • Geographic information system (GIS)
  • Geomatics
  • Industry 4.0
  • Intelligent vehicles
  • Maritime sector
  • Mining
  • Remote sensing
  • Smart cities
  • Software development
  • Telecommunications (networking, GPS, 4G, 5G)
  • Transportation
  • Waters

Examples of applications

  • Creation of a cruiser creator promoting the ports of Saint-Laurent
  • Development of an automated system for acquisition and processing of multispectral images, embedded on a drone, in a context of precision agriculture
  • Development of a web mapping tool for the promotion and enhancement of Agrobiofood businesses in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Development of the biennial VisionGéomatique conference (specialized in geomatics and with an international scope)
  • Development of the geomatization strategy and support in the implementation of geomatics technologies
  • Development of the navigation system of an electric motorcycle designed in Québec
  • Three-dimensional volumetric estimation from high resolution aerial images
  • Real time tracking for sports events of all kinds


  • Cameras and Sensors (Infrared, Near Infrared, Thermal, Visible, LiDAR)
  • Full range of GPS equipment (5m precision to millimeter accuracy)
  • Given the diversity of products, solutions and the investment they require, access to neutral and independent information can be crucial. Hence the importance for CGQ to be free of all technology providers. CGQ has a unique equipment park in eastern Canada. Geomatics application fields are numerous.
  • Laser scanner and scanner (FARO and VX station)
  • Remotely piloted aircraft (drones)
  • Specialized software (GIS, 3D correlation, photogrammetry, free software