UAA Geomatics Program


Aerial view of the mountains outside Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Department of Geomatics is set in South Central Alaska at the foot of the Chugach Mountain Range.  Unlike any other place, students are able to learn and work in an environment wide open to opportunities to delve into terrain on which very few people have trod.  It is a land where wild life, nature and residents of Anchorage co-exist.  It is a place to explore and grow.

UAA Department of Geomatics is an ABET accredited program offering a curriculum and instruction with the latest industry technology.  UAA has the only Geomatics program in Alaska.  Our faculty work closely with industry leaders to provide students with the most recent equipment and software available.  The School of Engineering is equipped with 3 computer labs and expanding to a 4th during summer 2010. UAA Geomatics has one of the few programs nation-wide that offers education in all 6 areas of discipline in the field of Geomatics.  Faculty instruction and practical work encompass: 

     -  field surveying and methods
     -  photogrammetric mapping and image interpretation and 
             remote sensing
     -  surveying calculations and data adjustment
     -  geodetic co-ordinates and astronomy
     -  cartographic representation, projections, and map production
     -  computer-based multi-purpose cadstre, geographic
             information systems

Our students have over $1M dollars worth of equipment with which to learn Geomatics.  The Trimble Geomatics Lab is equipped with two LASER Scanners.   The AeroMetric and DAT/EM Systems International Photogrammetry Lab has three state-of-the-art digital stereo plotters.  Alaska offers an incredibly unique environment through which to learn practical skills and develop critical thinking in the field of Geomatics. 

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