Professor John Bean demonstrates surveying equipment during a Geomatics class at the University of Alaska Anchorage


Geomatics at UAA

The Department of Geomatics at UAA's College of Engineering is an ABET accredited program offering  curriculum and instruction in the latest industry technology.  UAA has the only Geomatics program in the state of Alaska.  Our faculty work closely with industry leaders to provide students with the most recent equipment and software available. UAA Geomatics has one of the few programs in the country that offers education in all 6 disciplines in the field of Geomatics.

Geomatics embraces the traditional disciplines of land surveying, mapping, geodesy, photogrammetry, and hydrography, together with the newer disciplines of remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, high density spatial data, LiDAR, and geospatial or geographic information systems (GIS). Geomatics professionals help design, map and manage the natural and the man-made resources of the earth. Their skills and efforts are important in project development and environmental protection. They gather, analyze, and manipulate data; map results; and help design new developments. The disciplines used in geomatics are based on advancing technologies and use an integrated approach to the acquisition, analysis, storage, distribution, management, and application of spatially referenced data.

  What is Geomatics?

  Why choose Geomatics at UAA?

Degrees Offered:


Online Options:

To increase convenience and flexibility for our students, many of our geomatics classes are also offered online.View a complete list of our scheduled online courses. 

* Accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 


Contact Us:

Rhiannon Calkins 
Administrative Assistant
(907) 786 - 1770
ECB 301A
Caixia Wang
Associate Professor, Department Chair
(907) 786-1804
ECB 302C

Geomatics Main Office:
3310 UAA Drive, ECB 302 
Anchorage, AK  99508
p: (907) 786-1804
f: (907) 786-1079