Philippe BRASSEUR

Philippe Brasseur

“I am currently working as a CADD/GIS Technician at QSP Geographics in their Ottawa office. My role is to collect GPS points along the client’s utility corridor and to create very precise topographic maps within their right of way.”


I started my first semester at the University of Ottawa in the Environmental Studies program uncertain of that I wanted to do and quickly realized that physical geography was what I wanted to study full-time. The following semester, I changed program into the B.Sc. in Physical Geography. This program gave me the opportunity to study both in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics and in the Department of Earth Sciences. During my fourth year, this program gave me the occasion to perform my first directed research focused on mapping the spatio-temporal changes of aufeis in the Yukon and Northwest Territory using Landsat images. Upon completing my degree, I decided to undertake a M.Sc. in Geography at the University of Ottawa. During my graduate studies I spent the majority of my time learning about vapour diffusion and performing experiments on sediments in a newly created lab located in the basement of Simard.
 

I decided to seek employment in the utility mapping business. I am currently working as a CADD/GIS Technician at QSP Geographics in their Ottawa office. My role is to collect GPS points along the client’s utility corridor and to create very precise topographic maps within their right of way. These maps are kept for record or used for construction/maintenance purposes. Everyday, I’m using the many skills acquired through my university degrees whether I’m on the field or in the office. I believe that my years of study at the University of Ottawa prepared me for a successful career and will continue to help me overcome challenges at work.

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