GEOM 101. Introduction to Geomatics. 3-3-0. Introduction to Geomatics with overviews of surveying practice, geodesy, GPS, and GIS. Theory of measurements and errors, and its applications to distance and angle measurements.  (15.1102)

GEOM 103. Introduction to Surveying Instruments Lab. 1-0-3. Permission of the Instructor. Introduction to instruments used in measuring distances, angles, elevations and point locations on or near the surface of the earth. (15.1102)

GEOM 104. Geomatics Service Learning. 0-0-1. For Geomatics majors. To meet mandatory service learning requirements for Geomatics. No credit. Grades (S/U) based on participation in predefined service learning projects. Not for Audit. Must be repeated for degree.

GEOM 201. Geomatics Methods I. 2-2-0. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 102, GEOM 101, and 103. Co-requisite: GEOM 203. Introduction to traverse computations including balancing angles, linear misclosure and relative precision, traverse adjustments, area calculations and basics of topographic surveys. (15.1102)

GEOM 202. Geomatics Methods II. 2-2-0. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 102, GEOM 101, and 103. Co-requisite: GEOM 204. Introduction to theory of leveling. Methods of determining differences in elevations and their applications in surveying practice. (15.1102)

GEOM 203. Geomatics Methods I Lab. 1-0-3. Co-requisite: GEOM 201. Field applications of instrument traverse methods and note keeping. Instructions in measuring distances, measuring and laying out angles, running traverses and performing topographic surveys. (15.1102)

GEOM 204. Geomatics Methods II Lab. 1-0-3. Co-requisite: GEOM 202. Field applications of differential leveling as related to running a line of levels, cross-section levels, profile levels, grid levels and their applications to design work. (15.1102)

GEOM 301. Route and Construction Surveys. 2-2-0. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 165, GEOM 201,  202, and PHYS 102. Co-requisite GEOM 303. Fundamentals of highway and municipal street design and construction from the assembly of area information to the design and layout for line and grade. (15.1102)

GEOM 303. Route and Construction Surveys Lab. 1-0-3. Co-requisite: GEOM 301. Field applications for the layout of preliminary routes, horizontal and vertical curves, line and grade, slope stakes and elements of building construction. (15.1102)

GEOM 304. Measurement Science. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 165,   MATH 301, GEOM 101, 201, 202, 203 and 204. Surveying measurements and their analysis. Random error theory as related to surveying and GIS measurements, error propagation, variance and covariance, and least square adjustments. (15.1102)

GEOM 305. Geodesy and Geodetic Coordinates. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in  MATH 165, GEOM 101, 201, 202, 203, 204, and PHYS 102.  Fundamentals of surveying measurements as related to the curvature of the earth, and their applications to state plane coordinate system and astronomical observations. (15.1102)

GEOM 310. Boundary Control and Legal Principles. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: GEOM 201, 202. Co-requisite: GEOM 410. Legal elements and modern methods of control in boundary surveying, along with the surveyor’s rights, duties and liabilities.  (15.1102)

GEOM 311. GIS Theory and Applications. 3-2-3. Prerequisites: C or better in  MATH 165, GEOM 101, 201, 202, 203, 204, and PHYS 102,  or permission of department head.   Basics of Geographical Information Systems. Learning access to digital data as a means of organizing, analyzing, exploring, and applying spatial and attribute information. (15.1102)

GEOM 340. Internship III. 1-0-6. Prerequisite: GEOM 240. Work experience through coordinated placement with consulting surveying firms. (15.1102)

GEOM 401. Subdivision Design and Platting. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in  MATH 165, GEOM 101,  201, 202,  203,  204, 301, 303,  and 310. Methodology for city property surveys. Basic concepts of land subdivision planning and layout to meet both aesthetic and legal requirements. (15.1102)

GEOM 405. Geodetic Positioning Systems (GPS). 3-2-3. Prerequisites: C or better in  MATH 165, GEOM 304, and 305, and PHYS 102. Basic concepts of Global Positioning Systems: what the components are, how they work in theory and in practice, their accuracy in measurement, along with case studies. (15.1102)

GEOM 410. Surveying and Mapping Practice. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in GEOM 301, 305, 311, 401, and 411. Co-requisite: GEOM 310. Study of the “Manual of Surveying Instructions” and control surveys. Creating drawings representing surveys done on the ground and writing of legal descriptions of those works. (15.1102)

GEOM 411. Mapping by Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 3-2-3. Prerequisite: C or better in PHYS 102.Process of detection, identification, and analysis of objects or features through the use of imaging devices. Imagery interpretation through characteristics of shape, size, pattern, shadow, and texture. (15.1102)

GEOM 440. Senior Seminar I. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Solution of selected boundary surveying problems using current methodologies under the supervision of departmental faculty. (15.1102)

GEOM 441. Senior Seminar II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: GEOM 440. Solution of selected geomatics problems using current methodologies under the supervision of a departmental faculty. (15.1102)

GEOM 501. GIS Applications. 3-2-3. Introduction to the concepts, principles and modeling of real world phenomenon using Geographic Information Systems. (45.0702)

GEOM 511. GPS for Mappers. 3-2-3. Provides an overview, concepts, and capabilities of mapping grade GPS. Introduces basics of digital field data collection using GPS. (45.0702)

GEOM 521. Remote Sensing. 3-2-3. The process of detection, identification and analysis of objects or features through the use of imaging devices. Includes discussion of remote sensing systems, ground truthing procedures, digital image processing and classification, radar and lidar imagery and applications of remote sensing. (45.0702)

GEOM 531. Spatial Databases. 3-2-3. Introduction to spatial data models and algorithms for the efficient handling of data related to geographic space and its implications for database design. Spatial data storage and indexing schemes for faster access and retrieval using extend SQL with spatial query capabilities. (45.0702)


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