In Québec, knowing and managing the territory
represents a daunting challenge for the Department. In fact, the
territory of Québec covers close to 1,700,000 km²,
of which 92% is public land. This vast land makes up the main
basin of natural resources in Québec. To stimulate economic development,
the government grants rights of intervention applicable to the territory
and resources, while preserving the environment.
To ensure management of public land, the Department developed
and has state-of-the-art instruments for learning about the
territory and enhancing its development. Thus, Québec’s ability
to know and manage the territory, along with the advantages that its geographic
information systems offer and its expertise in geomatics make it a highly
valued partner of countries that wish to develop their territorial know-how.