The department of Gers, located in the Midi Pyrenees region of France,
strategically centred in the midst of South West Europe.
city in the department, is located 75 km from the city of Toulouse, 215
Bordeaux, 85 km from Agen, and 105 km from Pau.
All of the cities
listed are accessible via public transport from Auch (bus, train,
etc.), and major
Airports can be found in Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Pau.
tab1: From Auch - Gers: main towns distance and corresponding driving times
of Life & Culture
Gers is heavily influenced by its culture- past and present. Once the home to
(one of the three legendary musketeers of France), the department of
Gers is very
proud of its history, making every effort to preserve traces
presence of alimentary products such as foie gras, armagnac, and wine
characteristic to the region. Furthermore, all year round festivals are
regularly taking place (Jazz in Marciac, Tempo Latino, and Circa).
Geomatics in Gers
Gers is commonly known, and widely referred to, as a low-population,
agriculturally dominated region. Geomatics, the science of collecting
analysing geographic and spatially referenced information, is seen as
a key tool
for the development of Gers. One of the largest assets of the
Gers is its land; so it only sees fit that the department heavily
invest into a
science that will study and develop this asset.
world, over 80% of existing information (whatever it may be) can be
The idea that Geomatics can involve over 80% of information in today's
a strong testament to its capabilities. The department
of Gers, through the application of Geomatics, has experienced, and
continue to experience, sustainable economic development. It as well is
strong tool in service development (for instance tourism). It is
remember that while development is needed; changing a region or
identity is not necessarily the correct path to take while striving for
and progress. Geomatics was specifically chosen as a tool for the
because it promoted the idea of safeguarding the culture and history of
all while delivering modernity to the department.
is very well known for its investment and advancement of the science of
Geomatics. As one of the largest players in the field, it hopes to
discover the new possibilities Geomatics can bring to the region.