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What is Geomatics?

Geomatics is a professional career field involved with sophisticated equipment on the land using models of the earth, computers, and professional judgment to provide spatial data products for clients. It spans across various professions, and as such, various career opportunities.

Why Should I Pursue a Career in Geomatics?

  • HIGH DEMAND for Geomatics graduates.
  • I want to be paid well in my career!                                                                                                                                    Geomatics four year graduates from Troy University are offered competitive starting salaries and enjoy excellent promotional opportunities.
  • Jobs related to: GIS, Surveying, Planning, Satellite remote sensing, LIDAR, Engineering, Land Development, Forestry, Environmental and Sustainability mapping, GPS, etc….
  • I like working outdoors, or indoors, or a mixture of indoor and outdoors
  • I feel good when I complete a meaningful project.                                                                                                                            The work in geomatics is project-oriented. Finish one job, then start another with different challenges and scenery.
  • I want to live and work near my hometown.                                                                                                                              Geomatics professionals provide services needed in every community.
  • I want to own my own business!                                                                                                                                          Numerous business opportunities are projected as existing geomatics professionals retire.
  • I want to make a meaningful contribution to society!                                                                                                            Professional membership in the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping gives you the opportunity to work with other professionals to make a difference.

Why a Four Year Degree?                                                                                                                                                                            New technological innovations and models of the earth's shape and gravity field require those who understand the underlying fundamentals of the field of geomatics.    A four-year degree is the fastest path to land Surveying licensure, and access to the great benefits of various careers in geomatics to choose from.

Troy University Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program                                                                                                            Troy University offers a high quality professional program in Geomatics, structured to give each student the individual attention they deserve. The program of instruction provides coverage of each of the following sub disciplines of geomatics: 

For more information about the Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Programs, check out the Troy University Undergraduate catalog. and "My degree Map."