Geomatics is a science-based, engineering discipline that includes:
• Land surveying using global positioning systems and conventional techniques
• Automated mapping
• Computational analysis and adjustment
• Geodesy and Map Projections - http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/geodesy/welcome.html
• Principles of boundary law
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - http://www.gis.com/content/what-gi
• Digital photogrammetry - http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-digital-photogrammetry.htm
• Remote sensing and image analysis - http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/%28Gh%29/guides/rs/home.rxml
The wide diversity in the profession creates a similar diversity of employment opportunities. A graduate in Geomatics can find employment as a surveyor, analyst or business owner in environmental sciences and in the transportation or forensics industry to name a few. For further exploration of job possibilities, please follow the links below.
For occupational descriptions see on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
What is happening in Geomatics throughout the World:
- 12 Job Certifications and Licenses you will need to be Green
- Geomatics: Who Needs it? Cultural Survival
- Injury prevention
UAA Geomatics Company Affiliations:
- Accupoint Inc.
- Alaska Arc User group - AAUG
- Alaska Society of Professional Land Surveyors - ASPLS
- American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - ASPRS
- Geographic Resource Solutions
- Professional Surveyor Magazine
- Urban and Regional Information System Association - URISA
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics about Surveying