Alexandre Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Geomatics Specialist

Lead Project Officer of the National Elevation System

Natural Resources Canada

Current research and/or projects

I currently work on the National Elevation Project through the Canadian Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation; a branch of Natural Resources Canda's Earth Sciences Sector.  Over the past year, I have been working with the Federal Geospatial Platform secretariat acting as a technical/scientific advisor for the development of the architecture and the scoping of a project charter for a Treasury Board submission.

Research and/or project statements

  • Federal Geospation Platform project
  • National Elevation projet
  • Generalization of vector data for producing smaller scale maps from larger scale data
  • Land cover, circa 2000, vector data project on Geobase
  • Cartonord project, completion of the 1:50 000 mapping of the North of Canada

Education and awards

B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology, University of Montreal, 1996

M.Sc. (Hons.) Geology, University of Montreal, 1999

Ph.D. Mineral Resources, UQAC-UQAM, 2004

Key publications

Sabo, N; Beaulieu, A; Bélanger, D; Belzile, Y; Piché, B. The GeoHashTree: a multi-resolution data structure for the management of point clouds. Geomatics Canada, Technical Note 4E, 2014, ; 16 pages, doi:10.4095/293383.

Beaulieu, A. and Clavet, D. 2009. Accuracy assessment of Canadian Digital Elevation Data using ICESat. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 75 (1), pp. 81-86.

Armenakis, C. and Beaulieu, A., 2008. Potential of Cartosat-1 images for topographic mapping. Geomatica, Vol. 62, No. 1, p. 23-32.

Beaulieu, A., Gaonac'h, H. and Lovejoy, S., 2007. Anisotropic scaling of remotely sensed drainage basins: The differential anisotropy scaling technique. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, vol. 14, Issue 4, p. 337-350.

Armenakis, C., Savopol, F., Demuth, M., and Beaulieu, A. 2007. Monitoring geospatial changes in northern Canada using historical aerial photography and current remotely sensed data. IPY GeoNorth 2007, 13 pages.

Clavet, D. and Beaulieu, A., 2007. An integrated approach to the mapping of Canada's north. A note in Polar Record, vol. 43, Issue 2, p. 165-167.

Beaulieu, A. and Gaonac'h, H., 2002. Scaling of differentially eroded surface in the drainage network of the Ethiopian plateau. Remote sensing of environment, 82, p. 111-122.