Brian Coutts, New Zealand, was made a Fellow of RICS by eminent professional track in 2005. He has served on the Geomatics Professional Group and the Constitution Boards of RICS and is the current Chair of FIG Commission 1.
In response to the findings from a recent poll by the Geomatics Professional Group Board (GPGB) of RICS, Brian Coutts traces the evolution of the word 'geomatics' and argues that the time has come to consider a change.
That geomatics word has reared its (ugly) head again. The Geomatics Professional...