Geomatics Stories

student using surveying equipment

Introduction to Surveying Laboratory

February 9, 2021

Using the Anchorage campus as their classroom, students in David Brock's Introduction to Surveying Laboratory learned how to use tools of the trade during a recent session. Although UAA's spring semester is mostly remote, limited in-person labs are offered for some fields in which hands-on learning is considered critical.

Caixia Wang

Wholehearted Support for Our Students

November 26, 2019

Faced with a temporary hiring freeze, UAA's local engineering community came together on short notice to make sure our Geomatics students were not left out in the cold.

Samantha Turner

Geomatics Alumna Starts her own Business

June 10, 2019

Geomatics alumna, Samantha Tanner, has used her know-how  to start her own business, and is reaping the benefits.

Matt Santiago

Matt Santiago and the UAA Geomatics program

January 10, 2019

Matt Santiago arrived in Alaska wearing Air Force blue. When he removed his uniform a couple years later, he took a long look at himself and made some decisions about the future.

David Parret

Geomatics is a day at the beach for UAAgrad

April 13, 2016

Geomatics is such a foreign concept to most people, even Microsoft's spellcheck tool doesn't recognize the word. But the field has defined centuries of history, and will continue to push (and define) boundaries in the future.

Geomatics Class with Assistant Professor John Bean

Mapping the Last Frontier

December 2, 2015

You've seen them around campus. Sometimes they colonize the quad outside Rasmuson Hall. Other times they're lurking in the forests just past the bike paths. But they're hard to miss, thanks to those radiant tangerine vests.

Caixia Wang

What do Twitter and drones have in common?

November 4, 2015

On first blush, Twitter and drones have nothing in common. But for a UAA professor of geomatics, the connection is crystal clear: location, location, location.

Cody Gibson

Student Spotlight: Cody Gibson

June 25, 2014

Did you know that while 24 people have been to the moon just three have been to the deepest part of the ocean? We have a more comprehensive understanding of the moon's geography than the geography of Earth's seafloor.