What does a Geomatics Engineer do?

Geomatics engineers also known as land surveyors and mappers, design, develop, and operate systems for collecting and analyzing spatial information about the land, the oceans, natural resources, and manmade features. The tasks more closely related to civil engineering include the design and layout of public infrastructure and urban subdivisions, and mapping and control surveys for construction projects.

Graduates utilize a wide range of technologically advanced tools like digital total stations, Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment, digital aerial imagery (both satellite and air-borne), and computer-based geographic information systems (GIS).

If you are interested in finding out more about the Geomatics Engineering program at FAU please contact us at 561.297.2658 or via e-mail at geomaticseng@fau.edu.

FAU Faculty Spotlight
Don Leone, PhD, PE
Adjunct Instructor and Former Interim Director, Geomatics Engineering