Geomatics is the modern scientific term referring to an integrated approach to the measurement, analysis and management of spatial data. Geomatics employs advanced technologies such as Geographic Information systems (GIS), the Global Positioning System (GPS), digital photogrammetry, digital total stations, and satellite remote sensing to create a detailed but understandable picture of the Earth's physical features and the built environment. Geomatics encompasses disciplines that depend on georeferenced spatial data, including surveying, engineering, cartography, land information management, geodesy, and remote sensing.
The Geomatics-Surveying Option is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700. ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.