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									                                                                                                                    Department of Geomatics Engineering
                                                                                                                                                         Schulich School of Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                   University of Calgary

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Geomatics Engineering is on the leading edge of many advanced
technologies, such as satellite-based positioning and navigation,
geospatial information systems and digital mapping. We not only                                                      Study
expose our students to the latest technologies, but we provide a solid
foundation of knowledge and inquiry upon which sustainable careers
can be built. A critical component in a successful engineering education
                                                                                                                     Geomatics Engineering
is the ability to thrive in the face of radical shifts in technology.
Geomatics Engineering provides this ability.

                                                                                                                      What is Geomatics Engineering?
                                                                                                                      Geomatics Engineering is an emerging information technology
                                                                                                                      in the 21st Century. Career opportunities are phenomenal!
                                                                              Geomatics Engineering Office:           Geomatics deals with the acquisition, modeling, analysis and
                                                                              E228, Engineering Building              management of spatial data and includes exciting applications
                                                                              2500 University Drive NW                such as positioning by satellites, remote sensing and geospatial
                                                                              Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 1N4
                                                                                                                      information management.
                                                                              Phone: (+1) (403) 220-5834
                                                                              Fax:   (+1) (403) 284-1980              Geomatics is one of the fastest growing information sciences in
                                                                                                                      Canada and throughout the world.
                                                                              General information:

                                                                              Undergraduate program inquiries:

                                                                              Graduate program inquiries:
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                                                                                                                                                                                               Schulich School of Engineering
Department of Geomatics Engineering                                                                                                                                                                      University of Calgary

Study Geomatics Engineering                                                 Our Program                                                                   Helping our students – Geomatics Career Day
Courses and study in Geomatics Engineering may be broken down into          Geomatics Engineering currently offers undergraduate and graduate              Every year since 1995, Geomatics holds a Career Day during the winter
four broad areas:                                                           programs to over 250 (about 150 undergrad and 90 grad) full and part          term to provide an opportunity for students and industry to meet. The
                                                                            time students. The undergraduate program is fully accredited through          students, with guidance and support from faculty members, organize
  • Positioning, Navigation and Wireless Location                           the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and the Canadian          this highly successful event, which has grown steadily over the years and
  • Earth Observation                                                       Council of Land Surveyors (CCLS).                                             now attracts about 40 companies from all over North America. During
                                                                                                                                                          this event, numerous fourth-year and graduate students discuss career
  • Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and Land Tenure
                                                                            Geomatics Engineering courses (ENGO designation) begin during                 opportunities with industry representatives. Internship job opportunities
  • Digital Imaging Systems                                                 the second semester of the second year. The courses cover our four            are also another important outcome of the workshop. Thanks to the
Each of these four areas of focus will bring students into contact with     broad areas and focus on modern spatial information management                strong support of the Alberta Geomatics industry in particular and of the
state-of-the-art technology and exciting career opportunities! The          that integrates state-of-the-art theories, technologies, and applications     North American information and communication industry in general,
demand by industry for geomatics students has always exceeded the           of Positioning, Navigation and Wireless Location; Earth Observation;          career opportunities for graduates have remained remarkably strong
number of students graduating, and is expected to remain high during        Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and Land Tenure; Digital Imaging         over the years, and there have been very few years when graduating
the decades ahead. Summer jobs and Internship placements are                Systems, and computer and communication technologies.                         classes did not have 100% employment by convocation time.
                                                                            Between the third and fourth year of their studies, all students take Field
Some Department highlights:                                                 Surveys (ENGO 501), which is held in Kananaskis country, 80 km west of
                                                                            Calgary, at the University of Calgary Field Station.
  • Geomatics Career Day – an opportunity to connect with Industry
    representatives for summer jobs and future career placement.            Third year students can also join the Internship program and work in
                                                                            industry for 12 to 16 months prior to completing their fourth and final
  • Field Survey Camp – 10 days in the mountains at Kananaskis Field
                                                                            year of study. The program is voluntary and depends partly on industry
                                                                            demand and student capability and interest.
  • 30 Undergraduate Scholarships that are available ONLY to
    Geomatics Engineering students
  • Smaller class sizes – no Geomatics classes exceed 55 students, and
    4th year Technical Electives average 25 students per class.
  • Faculty members on the cutting edge of world-class research, that
    brings the latest innovations to class material                                                                                                       Career Opportunities
  • Geomatics Engineering Energy & Environment Specialization
                                                                                                                                                          As one of today’s fastest-growing information technology sectors,
Students may select courses leading to a surveying focus (and a
                                                                                                                                                          geomatics is helping decision-makers deal with a host of important
career as a land surveyor) or a high-tech focus (with job opportunities
                                                                                                                                                          challenges: environment protection… land use planning… coastal-
throughout Canada and the world with high tech companies, working
                                                                                                                                                          zone management … natural resource monitoring… sustainable
as GIS Specialists, Remote Sensing Engineers, GPS Systems Engineers . . .
                                                                                                                                                          development… emergency response… infrastructure creation… and
and many more great career areas)!
                                                                                                                                                          business growth to name but a few.

                                                                                Field Survey Camp, Kananaskis Field Station, Summer 2007

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                                                                                                 Department of Geomatics Engineering
                                                                                                                                       Schulich School of Engineering
                                                                                                                                                 University of Calgary

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                                                                                                 Positioning, Navigation
                                                                                                 and Wireless Location
                                                                                                 The ability to locate oneself on the earth and in its vicinity and
                                                                                                 navigate over its surface is knowledge that has fascinated humankind
                                                                                                 for millennia. Positioning, Navigation and Wireless Location is a core
                                                                                                 theme of Geomatics Engineering. It covers airborne positioning and
                                                                                                 navigation, precise static and kinematic land positioning for vehicle and
                                                           Contact                               other applications, positioning on and under the oceans (hydrography),
                                                           Geomatics Engineering Office:         industrial metrology and the mathematical tools to calculate and
                                                           E228, Engineering Building            analyze positioning systems and their measurements. Many of these
                                                           2500 University Drive NW              techniques are based on the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems
                                                           Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 1N4
                                                                                                 (GNSS) such as the Global Positioning System.
                                                           Phone: (+1) (403) 220-5834
                                                           Fax:   (+1) (403) 284-1980            Areas of Study
                                                                                                   • Global Navigation Satellite Systems
                                                           General information:
                                                          • Inertial Navigation Systems
Navigation technology provides precise application                                                 • Multi-Sensor Systems
of seeds and fertilizers to increase crop production.      Undergraduate program inquiries:
                                                      • Wireless Location

                                                           Graduate program inquiries:             • Atmosphere Remote Sensing

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Department of Geomatics Engineering                                                                                                                                                     Schulich School of Engineering
PPositioning, Navigation and Wireless Location                                                                                                                                                    University of Calgary

Why Study Positioning, Navigation and                                      Knowledge and Skill Sets                                                Career Choices and Job Opportunities
Wireless Location
                                                                           Upon your graduation, you will be well equipped with:                   Worldwide GNSS modernization programs and rapid market
Of all the recent technologies that have changed the world, few                                                                                    development have demonstrated that satellite navigation applications
                                                                             • Experience with state-of-the-art equipment and software such as
have had more of an impact on our lives than Global Navigation                                                                                     are only limited by our imagination. The unique abilities of geomatics
                                                                               GPS and INS for positioning, navigation, guidance and control of
Satellite Systems (GNSS). The Department of Geomatics Engineering                                                                                  engineers in Positioning, Navigation and Wireless Location offer
                                                                               air, land and sea vehicles.
has contributed in a major way in making Calgary a world centre of                                                                                 countless career choices dependent on individual interest. Opportunities
excellence in the development of GNSS products which are sold all over       • Experience with technology integration to design and integrate      exist to become an application engineer, software engineer or research
the world. The Positioning, Navigation and Wireless Location Program           various hardware sensors and systems.                               engineer, or you may choose to build your own business or pursue a
is among the top ranked in the world, and features a number of the           • Software development and programming skills to implement            management role. The department has successful graduates in all of
world’s leading researchers in the field.                                       methods and algorithms of Positioning, Navigation and Wireless      these positions. You may work for companies from a wide range of
                                                                               Location, including design of user interface software.              engineering sectors:
The almost omni-present characteristic of Positioning, Navigation and
                                                                             • Data analysis skills to develop robust and efficient navigation
Wireless Location technology today has made it an integral part of                                                                                 The following are some career options:
                                                                               systems for challenging applications such as low-earth orbit
numerous engineering systems and applications, providing constantly
                                                                               satellite positioning.                                                • GNSS receiver manufacturers
increased career development and job opportunities. Our students are
exposed to leading-edge technology and a broad curriculum with a             • Hands-on field experience and strong industry involvement to          • Wireless communication and location-based service companies
solid mix of knowledge and practical skills. Students typically receive        build contacts, networks and practical skills.                        • Multi-sensor navigation companies
multiple job offers upon graduation.                                                                                                                  • Geomatics and survey firms
                                                                                                                                                     • Marine navigation companies
                                                                                                                                                     • Geophysical and geological survey companies
                                                                                                                                                     • Engineering and other high tech companies
                                                                                                                                                     • Petroleum and mining companies
                                                                                                                                                     • Remote sensing companies

                                                                          Skier: Robbie Dixon                           Photo credit: Pentaphoto

                                                                                  Position and navigation information helps improve
                                                                                Canadian athlete in training and success in competition.
             Geomatics technologies help in mapping                                                                                                      GNSS/INS integrated navigation system helps aircraft
                  our highways and utilities.                                                                                                                landing in challenging weather conditions.

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                                                                                                   Department of Geomatics Engineering
                                                                                                                                         Schulich School of Engineering
                                                                                                                                                   University of Calgary

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                                                                                                   Earth Observation
                                                                                                   Earth observation is an interdisciplinary research field involving
                                                                                                   fieldwork, remote monitoring and computer analysis to solve major
                                                                                                   science and engineering questions of our time, such as climate
                                                                                                   change, natural hazards and evolution of the Earth’s oceans and land
                                                                                                   surface. Earth observation is essential for developing a sustainable and
                                                                                                   environmentally and economically viable future for the Earth.
                                                                Gravity anomalies from the
                                                                 GRACE satellite mission           Areas of Study
                                                             Contact                                 • Monitoring and studying of the Earth System

                                                             Geomatics Engineering Office:           • Technologies and methodologies of Earth Observation
                                                             E228, Engineering Building                Systems
                                                             2500 University Drive NW
                                                             Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 1N4            • Observations of the land surface, solid Earth, oceans,
                                                                                                       atmosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere
                                                             Phone: (+1) (403) 220-5834
                                                             Fax:   (+1) (403) 284-1980              • Global change, including hazard, disaster, sea-level and
                                                                                                       environmental monitoring
The Canadian Radarsat-2 satellite, launched in December
  2007, marks a new era in radar imaging from Space.         General information:
                                                                                                     • Geodesy and geodynamics, satellite potential field
               (photo courtesy of MDA)             
                                                                                                     • Applications of dedicated gravity satellite missions, vertical
                                                             Undergraduate program inquiries:
                                                                                                       datum and spatial and temporal geoid modeling
                                                                                                     • Satellite radar and laser altimetry, and other remote sensing,
                                                             Graduate program inquiries:
                                                                                                       such as InSAR and Lidar.

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Department of Geomatics Engineering                                                                                                                                                         Schulich School of Engineering
Earth Observation                                                                                                                                                                                     University of Calgary

Why Study Earth Observation                                                    Knowledge and Skill Sets                                                Career Choices and Job Opportunities
The Earth is a dynamic planet consisting of complex and interacting            Earth observation requires highly motivated individuals interested      Studying Earth Observation will provide opportunities for students to
systems such as the solid Earth, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, and          in acquiring a diverse set of skills so as to make a difference in our   work with leading edge satellite and airborne technology, to better
the atmosphere. Today’s science and engineering questions require a            understanding of the Earth.                                             understand the planet and its resources. Earth Observation has been
continuous monitoring of the status and the dynamics of these Earth                                                                                    recognized as one of the most relevant disciplines for creating a
systems. Earth observation provides the tools to observe the Earth systems     Our graduates will be equipped with:                                    sustainable future across national and international boundaries.
remotely and without interfering with the systems. Earth observation             • Sound knowledge of Earth systems monitoring technology and
relies on geodesy and remote sensing theory and methods. Geodesy                   the principles of Earth systems dynamics.                           Students with a Geomatics Engineering degree and
provides the basic mathematical and physical description of the Earth’ s                                                                               training in Earth Observation are hired by:
                                                                                 • Scientific foundation for Earth observation from geodesy,
shape, size, gravity field and rotation, which are fundamental in all aspects                                                                             • Companies dealing the environmental monitoring, remote
                                                                                   geodynamics and remote sensing.
of geomatics engineering and other geosciences. The remote sensing                                                                                         sensing, establishment and maintenance of reference systems,
platforms used include satellites, space stations, aircrafts, and balloons       • Basic mathematical and physical description of the Earth shape,
                                                                                                                                                           geodynamics, oceanography and monitoring of natural hazards
and blimps. Observing the Earth systems from these platforms employs               gravity field, dynamics and rotation.
                                                                                                                                                         • Mapping and surveying agencies
different signals ranging from the UV and optical to the thermal,                 • Good analytical and programming skills, and state-of-the-art
microwave and radio spectra.                                                       satellite and computer technology.                                    • Government agencies, research organizations
                                                                                                                                                         • Academia
Earth observation uses the following sensors and
methods:                                                                                                                                                 • National and international space agencies (CSA, NASA, ESA)

  • Optical remote sensing, including multi- and
    hyper-spectral sensing
  • Satellite laser altimetry, LIDAR, satellite gravimetry
    and magnetometry
  • Radar (altimetry, SAR), passive microwave, and
    thermal remote sensing
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)

                                                                                                                                                                      Landsat TM image of the Cape Town
                                                                                                                                                                                 South Africa

                                                                                        From Satellite Observations to ocean bathymetry
      Landsat TM image of Kangerdluggsuaq Glacier draped
               over a local Digital Elevation Model

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                                                                                      Department of Geomatics Engineering
                                                                                                                          Schulich School of Engineering
                                                                                                                                    University of Calgary

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                                                                                      GIS and Land Tenure
                                                                                      Land tenure is the manner in which people live on the land, how
                                                                                      they own land, how they relate to their environment and the laws
                                                                                      they employ to uphold their rights in property. Society needs systems
                                                                                      to manage land tenure and manage our land in general. Geospatial
                                                                                      information systems (GIS) are powerful software to manage land and
                                                                                      natural resources in areas such as land tenure, land administration,
                                                                                      forestry, agriculture, water, ecology, oil and gas, mining and urban
     Satellite imagery for engineering and                                            studies. GIS are also used to support areas outside of land management
              hydrographic surveys                                                    such as marketing, vehicle navigation and transportation management.
                                                                                      Increasingly, as technology develops, GIS are being coupled with
                                                Geomatics Engineering Office:
                                                                                      mathematical and statistical modeling techniques to study complex
                                                E228, Engineering Building
                                                2500 University Drive NW              environmental phenomena.
                                                Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 1N4
                                                                                      Areas of Study
                                                Phone: (+1) (403) 220-5834
                                                                                        • GIS database design and development
                                                Fax:   (+1) (403) 284-1980
                                                                                        • Environmental modeling
                                                General information:                    • Land administration information systems
                                                                                        • Coupling of GIS databases and environmental models
                                                Undergraduate program inquiries:        • Land surveying
                                                                                        • Land use planning
                                                Graduate program inquiries:             • Engineering and hydrographic surveying
      Aerial imagery for land use planning

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Department of Geomatics Engineering                                                                                                                                                     Schulich School of Engineering
GIS and Land Tenure                                                                                                                                                                               University of Calgary

Why Study GIS and Land Tenure                                               Knowledge and Skill Sets                                              Career Choices and Job Opportunities
Land surveyors have long been responsible for determining, surveying        Our graduates leave our programme with:                               Both land surveyors and GIS specialists are in high demand world wide,
and mapping the positions of property boundaries. Without secure                                                                                  especially in Alberta due to the booming economy. With the correct
                                                                             • Hands on experience with the latest GIS hardware and software.
property rights, our conventional economies cannot function properly.                                                                             choice of courses you can register as a professional land surveyor in one
Think about it; social and political stability depends to a large extent     • Experience in geo-databases and GIS projects.                      of the provinces or at the federal level. If you choose the right mix of
on secure property rights. You cannot own a house or exploit an oil          • Experience in using lasers, electronic theodolites and satellite   courses in GIS or surveying, you will be qualified to work in a number of
well without a land surveyor being involved at some stage. It is a career      technology in the field.                                           private companies, a municipality or provincial or federal government.
which involves mathematics, cutting edge technology, law and land                                                                                 Many of our graduates in both GIS and land surveying work
                                                                             • Software development skills to build applications in GIS and
use planning. Engineering surveyors set out tunnels, bridges, roads and                                                                           internationally and many of them own their own companies. Recently,
other infrastructure, at times using modern satellite and laser equipment                                                                         international investors have shown interest in these companies.
which, in some cases, can take measurements to precision of fractions        • Hand on field experience in land surveying and precise
of a millimeter. Surveying is a career which allows you to work outdoors       engineering surveying.                                             The following are some career options:
and indoors, in large cities or small towns, and all over the world.         • Knowledge of surveying at sea and in inland waters.
                                                                                                                                                    • GIS database and project managers, application software
                                                                             • Core experience and networking from summer vacation and                developers, technicians, statistical analysts, and general system
Geospatial information systems are the most exciting development in
                                                                               internship work due to the strong demand for graduates in these        management.
information technology and systems in recent years. They use much
                                                                               fields in Canada and world wide.
of the conventional information technology integrated with maps                                                                                     • GIS and Surveying software developers writing computer
and some of the techniques used in computer games to assist us in                                                                                     programs for interesting applications.
analysing, modelling and managing the world around us. Nowadays,                                                                                    • Land, Hydrographic, and Engineering Surveyors conduct
even the major computer software and internet giants are investing                                                                                    surveys on land and at sea, creating maps and plans, setting out
in geospatial information systems and geoinformation technology.                                                                                      structures and dealing with clients.
For example, we cannot measure, model and analyse climate change
                                                                                                                                                    • Marketing of Geospatial Information products, dealing with
effectively without geospatial information systems and technology.
                                                                                                                                                      clients and assisting with product development.

The Geomatics Engineering Department is world renowned as its
professors in GIS and Land Tenure are recognized internationally and
many of them work all over the world.
                                                                                           Land Survey Field Work on Campus

                                                                                                                                                           Making a Contribution to our Environment ….
              Land Administration Information Systems                                     Undergraduate Student – Field Work

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                                                                                           Department of Geomatics Engineering
                                                                                                                                 Schulich School of Engineering
                                                                                                                                           University of Calgary

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                                                                                           Digital Imaging Systems
                                                                                           Digital imaging involves the manipulation and interpretation of digital
                                                                                           images from a wide variety of sensors onboard terrestrial, airborne, and
                                                                                           space-borne platforms. In Geomatics Engineering, these procedures
                                                                                           are used for a variety of applications, such as land cover mapping,
                                                                                           environmental monitoring, and change detection. Digital images are
                                                                                           also used to create three-dimensional models of the real world, which
                                                                                           enable us to visualize the environment and to better understand our
                                                                                           world so that creative solutions to various problems may be found.
                                                     Geomatics Engineering Office:         Areas of Study
                                                     E228, Engineering Building
                                                                                             • Photogrammetric reconstruction using space-borne,
                                                     2500 University Drive NW
                                                     Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 1N4              airborne, and terrestrial imagery
                                                                                             • LiDAR data manipulation
                                                     Phone: (+1) (403) 220-5834
                                                     Fax:   (+1) (403) 284-1980              • Integration of multi-source geospatial data, for
                                                                                               visualization and monitoring of 3-D environments
                                                     General information:
                                                    • Simulation of synthetic aperture RADAR systems and
                                                                                               analysis of SAR image data
                                                     Undergraduate program inquiries:
                                                • Quality assurance and quality control of data
                                                                                               acquisition systems and mapping procedures
   3-D view of the University of Calgary Campus      Graduate program inquiries:
                                                     • Biomedical Engineering

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Department of Geomatics Engineering                                                                                                                                                Schulich School of Engineering
Digital Imaging Systems                                                                                                                                                                      University of Calgary

Why Join Digital Imaging Systems                                          Knowledge and Skill Sets                                             Career Choices and Job Opportunities
Have you ever used Google Earth or Microsoft Visual Earth? If so, then    Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the                       Having studied Digital Imaging Systems and depending on your interest,
you have used a product of a digital imaging system. Digital Imaging      following skills:                                                    you will have the potential to work with manufacturers of imaging and
Systems is an exciting field which gives you the opportunity to address                                                                         ranging systems, companies dealing with the acquisition and processing
                                                                           • Software development and programming skills for the
critical problems for wide range of applications (mapping, biomedical                                                                          of collected imagery, government agencies dealing with geo-spatial
                                                                             manipulation of imagery for a wide range of acquisition systems
engineering, visualization, environmental monitoring, structural                                                                               data for environmental monitoring and resource management, or
                                                                             (terrestrial, aerial, and space imagery, LiDAR and RADAR)
engineering, farming, resource management). In your study of Digital                                                                           entertainment industry. Moreover, you will have the necessary tools to
Imaging Systems you will learn about state-of-the-art image acquisition    • Expertise in the integration of data from various sources         have your own business.
technologies, data processing techniques, and modern visualization           for environment protection, climate change analysis, 3D
methods.                                                                     visualization, and structural monitoring.                         The following are some career options:
                                                                           • Expertise in the modeling and calibration of data acquisition       • Providers of spatial information management software
By studying Digital Imaging Systems at The Department of Geomatics           systems and quality control of the derived data.
Engineering, you will be joining a team of internationally recognized                                                                            • Companies dealing with the development, manufacture, and
                                                                           • Problem solving expertise to ascertain what is the best               support of advanced digital imaging systems (Cameras, LiDAR,
researchers. You will also have access to modern equipment and
                                                                             imaging technology for a given task considering the financial,        RADAR)
software for processing a wide range of imagery from different
                                                                             accessibility, accuracy, and time constraints.
platforms.                                                                                                                                       • Companies dealing with oil and gas, utilities, communications,
                                                                                                                                                   national security, and public safety systems
                                                                                                                                                 • Companies dealing with Earth browsing systems
                                                                                                                                                 • Companies developing software for remote sensing, digital
                                                                                                                                                   photogrammetry, and data visualization markets
                                                                                                                                                 • Engineering and other high tech companies
                                                                                                                                                 • Remote sensing companies
                                                                                                                                                 • Municipal, provincial, and federal mapping agencies
                                                                                                                                                 • Companies specializing in biometrics (precision measurement for
                                                                                                                                                   biomedical applications)

   Digital imaging measurement techniques applied to MRI for
  precise evaluation of joint mechanics and disease progression

                                                                                Precise measurements of an experimental structure
                                                                                      before and after earthquake simulation                       RADAR satellite imagery used in climate change analysis

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