UF Geomatics - Plant City Center


Geomatics Program Monogram

You have reached the home of the Geomatics (Surveying & Mapping, GPS, GIS,..) Program at the Plant City Center. Our program reaches out to students at the Tampa Bay area including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Sarasota, Citrus, and Manatee counties. Our program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Geomatics from the University of Florida right here in the community. We have students graduated from community colleges or other colleges with different backgrounds such as Engineering and Natural Resources Management.  If you are a prospective student, we encourage you to look around at the many opportunities that are available. This degree program leads to diverse and well-paying professional career opportunities, and there are a number of scholarships and internships available to get you there. Please feel free to contact the program to schedule an advising appointment and explore your options. Go Gators!

- Message from Dr. Abd-Elrahman, Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Scholarships and Internships are available for undergraduates in 2012-2013! Please contact Dr. Amr Abd-Elrahman for more information.

Career Potential

    Invest in your education and reach a lifelong professional career with rewarding and challenging opportunities.

  • Our program historically sees 100% job placement for graduating classes.
  • Highly competitive salaries, with starting salaries around $40k
  • The private sector varies from small-town firms to top-5 national engineering firms, with internships available at all levels.
  • Public sector positions are found on the city, county, state, and federal level.
  • Geomatics offers the rare opportunity to work both inside and outside, depending on your preference.
  • More than half of graduates own or partner in a company within 5 years and two-thirds manage or supervise a department in surveying and mapping.

To learn more about the profession please consider watching a short VIDEO produced by the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society. You may need to download “Real Player if you don’t already have it on your computer.


  • The Summer 2012 semester is here. Catch up with the Newsletter and help us get the word out to prospective students by printing it out and distributing it!
  • The program is offering five courses this spring, four of which are for undergraduates:

    SUR3301 "Geomatics"
    SUR3339 "Geographic Info. Systems"
    SUR3323 "Visualization "
    SUR4350 "Advanced Photogrammetry"
    SUR5385"Remote Sensing App." 

  • In Research news, Our current research topics include:
  • Using Hyperspectral imagery for forest biophysical parameter modeling. 
  • Using Hyperspectral imagery for submerged vegetation classification
  • Developing mobile hyperspectral sening system for vegetation and natural resources studies

Areas of Study

  • Professional Surveying
  • Photogrammetry
  • Remote Sensing
  • Cartography
  • Cadastral Science
  • Geodesy
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Geographic Information Science (GISc)
  • Forestry and Precision Agriculture
  • Integrated Land Studies
  • Land Development
  • Environmental Assessment

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