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.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Summarize research findings Define problems Report results - written/verbal
Assess risks Analyze data Use laboratory equipment
Perceiving patterns/structures Precision and accuracy Applying logic to problems
Computer literacy Attention to details Evaluate data and results
Apply concepts Organize and report data Utilizing formulas
Inform and explain Gather information Technical writing
Apply knowledge creatively

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

GIS Engineer GIS Analyst

Land Surveyor

GPS Surveyor Surveying Engineer LIDAR Data Engineer
Spatial Data Executive Remote Sensing Engineer 3D Mapping Specialist
Geomatics Engineer Photogrammetry Engineer Geomaticist
Geodetic Engineer Hydrographer

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Engineering Consulting Firms Surveying and Mapping Firms Construction Firms
Architectural Firms NASA Oil and Gas Drilling Firms
City and Planning Department Army Corp of Engineers National Geospatial - Intelligence Agency
National Geodetic Survey Photogrammetric Mapping Companies Departments of Transportation
Environmental Agencies Real Estate Firms

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Geomatics Engineering Student Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

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  • Physical Sciences Career Directory

 

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