Geomatics students acquire a broad technical background in land surveying and related geoscience disciplines. This coupled with on-the-job training through our internship program prepares students for a wide variety of technical positions in the local, state and national professional market where the current supply is less than 50 percent of the need.
The U.S. Department of Labor and Education lists geospatial technology as one of the top three emerging industries in the country.
New satellite technologies learned in the geomatics program can be applied to a multitude of fields. The petroleum industry uses the technology to locate and assess potential reservoirs of oil and natural gas. Energy companies lay out utilities. Police departments track crime areas. Highway engineers monitor traffic patterns. Cartologists produce maps. In a post-Katrina world, surveyors are also helping Louisiana rebuild and relocate levees, realign property boundaries and monitor the rapidly eroding coast and dwindling natural resources.