Seawolf Advisory!

On Dec. 11, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.

Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.

Geomatics Resources

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
• Hydrography - http://www.redensigngroup.org/mcga07-home/shipsandcargoes/mcga-shipsregsandguidance/mcga-dqs-hmp-hydrography.htm

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. 
http://surveyingcareer.com/careers/career_index.html  also, for occupational descriptions see
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos040.htm

What is happening in Geomatics throughout the World:

UAA Geomatics Company Affiliations: