The University of Florida Geomatics program in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) provides a diverse surveying, mapping, and GIS education portfolio. Program offerings include:
1) an ABET-accredited BS degree in Geomatics with two unique specializations (Professional Surveying & Mapping, Geospatial Analysis); 2) certificates in Geomatics, Geospatial Analysis, and Mapping with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS); and 3) MS/PhD degrees with concentrations in Geomatics and GIS.
Our booth will highlight our NGS-supported research program. The first program goal is to collect, process, and analyze high accuracy UAS-lidar datasets along the Gulf Coast of Florida to support ongoing ecological research efforts, and investigate the basic characteristics (specifically accuracy) of the UAS-lidar sensors to improve sensor integration, calibration, and data filtering models. The second goal is to develop an outreach program to educate stakeholders about the 2022 national datum.