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    Geomatics

    Geomatics is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) major that addresses spatial data collection, management, and analysis. Spatial data is collected through many techniques such as ground surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing, satellite positioning, inertial measurements, echo-sounding, and laser scanning. Spatial information collected may then be integrated into a geographic information system or other graphical form and analyzed to support a broad range of applications.

    About this Major

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

    Geomatics students learn how land, infrastructure, and natural resources are measured, analyzed, and integrated into useable forms and systems. Students gain hands-on experience working with field equipment and in high-tech classrooms. Present land values, rates of urban development, and environmental concerns require a broad set of expertise to develop, manage, and apply geospatial information. Students majoring in Geomatics complete either the Surveying and Mapping specialization or the Geospatial Analysis specialization.

    Both specializations within the Geomatics major are offered at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL., the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Plant City, FL and at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, FL.

    Geospatial Analysis

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    The Geospatial Analysis specialization offers a broader set of courses in GIS and 3-D modeling.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete at least 1 of 7 critical-tracking courses (excluding labs): AEB 2014 or ECO 2023 or ECO 2013, AEC 3030C or SPC 2608, COP 2800 or advisor-approved course in computer programming, MAC 2311, PHY 2053/2053L, PHY 2054/2054L and STA 2023
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete at least 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete at least 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete at least 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses including labs
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economics Issues, Food and You, 3 credits, or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics, 4 credits, or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 credits
    GE-S
    3-4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    Biological or Physical Science
    GE-B/P; FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People or SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment and SWS 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment Laboratory recommended
    3-4
    ​Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR
    3​​
    Elective
    GEO 2200 Physical Geography or GLY 2010C Physical Geology recommended
    3-4
    Total 15-18
    Semester 2 Credits
    COP 2800 Computer Programming Using JAVA or
    COP 2271 and COP 2271L Computer Programming for Engineers and Computer Programming for Engineers Laboratory or
    COP 3275 Computer Programming Using C or
    COP 3229 Computer Programming Using C++ or
    Advisor-approved computer programming course
    3
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
    State Core GE-M
    4
    ​Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    ​3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    ​Elective 2​
    Total 15
    Semester 3 Credits
    PHY 2053 Physics 1, 3 credits, and
    PHY 2053L Laboratory for Physics 1, 1 credit
    State Core GE-B/P
    5
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    GE-M
    3
    Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Elective
    GEO 2200 Physical Geography or GLY 2010C Physical Geology recommended, if not already taken
    3-4
    Total 14-15
    Semester 4 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking
    3
    PHY 2054 Physics 2, 3 credits, and
    PHY 2054L Laboratory for Physics 2, 1 credit
    GE-P
    5
    Elective 2
    Electives (Gen Ed diversity, GE-D, and international, GE-N) and/or
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-D, N, and/or S)
    6
    Total 16

    May be used as substitutes:
    MAC 1114 and MAC 2233 for MAC 2311
    PHY 2004 and PHY 2004L for PHY 2053 and PHY 2053L
    PHY 2005 and PHY 2005L for PHY 2054 and PHY 2054L

    Placement tests and/or prerequisites may be required to access certain courses.

    Non-specified general education (GE) courses may be selected from any approved course in the subject area. Selection of courses must consider satisfaction of the writing requirement and international studies and diversity requirements

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    Semester 5 Credits
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences​ or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing or
    ENC 3254 Professional Communication
    WR
    3​
    SUR 3103C Geomatics
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 3323 Visualization of Spatial Information
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    GIS 3072C Geographic Information Systems
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 3641 Surveying Computations
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management, 3 credits, or
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management, 4 credits
    3-4
    AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law, 3 credits, or
    BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business, 4 credits
    3-4
    SUR 3331C Photogrammetry
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4501C Spatial Measurement Systems and Spatial Measurement Systems Laboratory
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 3520 Measurement Science
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    Total 15-17
    Summer Credits
    SUR 4949 Co-op Work Experience 2
    Total 2
    Semester 7 Credits
    FNR 3131C Dendrology/Forest Plants, 3 credits, or
    FOR 4934 Topics in For. Res. and Conservation (Florida Forest Communities), 2 credits
    2-3
    SUR 4350C Advanced Photogrammetry
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4530 Geodesy and Geodetic Positioning
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4941 Supervised Research 1
    Analysis elective and/or
    Geomatics elective and/or
    Geospatial Application elective
    6
    Total 15-16
    Semester 8 Credits
    SUR 4380 Remote Sensing
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4912 Senior Project
    Minimum grade of C required
    1
    Analysis elective and/or
    Geomatics elective and/or
    Geospatial Application and/elective
    6
    Natural Resources elective 3
    Total 13
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    Surveying and Mapping

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    The Surveying and Mapping specialization is accredited by ABET and prepares students for entry into the Surveying and Mapping profession.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete at least 1 of 7 critical-tracking courses (excluding labs): AEB 2014 or ECO 2023 or ECO 2013, AEC 3030C or SPC 2608, COP 2800 or advisor-approved course in computer programming, MAC 2311, PHY 2053/2053L, PHY 2054/2054L and STA 2023
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete at least 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete at least 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete at least 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses including labs
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economics Issues, Food and You, 3 credits, or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics, 4 credits, or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 credits
    GE-S
    3-4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    Biological or Physical Science
    GE-B/P; FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People or SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment and SWS 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment Laboratory recommended
    3-4
    ​Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR
    3​​
    Elective
    GEO 2200 Physical Geography or GLY 2010C Physical Geology recommended
    3-4
    Total 15-18
    Semester 2 Credits
    COP 2800 Computer Programming Using JAVA or
    COP 2271 and COP 2271L Computer Programming for Engineers and Computer Programming for Engineers Laboratory or
    COP 3275 Computer Programming Using C or
    COP 3229 Computer Programming Using C++ or
    Advisor-approved computer programming course
    3
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
    State Core GE-M
    4
    ​Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    ​3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    ​Elective 2​
    Total 15
    Semester 3 Credits
    PHY 2053 Physics 1, 3 credits, and
    PHY 2053L Laboratory for Physics 1, 1 credit
    State Core GE-B/P
    5
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    GE-M
    3
    Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Elective
    GEO 2200 Physical Geography or GLY 2010C Physical Geology recommended, if not already taken
    3-4
    Total 14-15
    Semester 4 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking
    3
    PHY 2054 Physics 2, 3 credits, and
    PHY 2054L Laboratory for Physics 2, 1 credit
    GE-P
    5
    Elective 2
    Electives (Gen Ed diversity, GE-D, and international, GE-N) and/or
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-D, N, and/or S)
    6
    Total 16

    May be used as substitutes:
    MAC 1114 and MAC 2233 for MAC 2311
    PHY 2004 and PHY 2004L for PHY 2053 and PHY 2053L
    PHY 2005 and PHY 2005L for PHY 2054 and PHY 2054L

    Placement tests and/or prerequisites may be required to access certain courses.

    Non-specified general education (GE) courses may be selected from any approved course in the subject area. Selection of courses must consider satisfaction of the writing requirement and international studies and diversity requirements

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    Semester 5 Credits
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences​ or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing or
    ENC 3254 Professional Communication
    WR
    3​
    SUR 3103C Geomatics
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 3323 Visualization of Spatial Information
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    GIS 3072C Geographic Information Systems
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 3641 Surveying Computations
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management, 3 credits, or
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management, 4 credits
    3-4
    AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law, 3 credits, or
    BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business, 4 credits
    3-4
    SUR 3331C Photogrammetry
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4501C Spatial Measurement Systems and Spatial Measurement Systems Laboratory
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 3520 Measurement Science
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    Total 15-17
    Summer Credits
    SUR 4949 Co-op Work Experience 2
    Total 2
    Semester 7 Credits
    FNR 3131C Dendrology/Forest Plants, 3 credits, or
    FOR 4934 Topics in For. Res. and Conservation (Florida Forest Communities), 2 credits
    2-3
    SUR 4201 Route Geometrics and Design
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4350C Advanced Photogrammetry
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4403 Cadastral Principles
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4530 Geodesy and Geodetic Positioning
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4941 Supervised Research 1
    Total 15-16
    Semester 8 Credits
    SUR 4380 Remote Sensing
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4430 Surveying and Mapping Practice
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4463 Subdivision Design
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    SUR 4912 Senior Project
    Minimum grade of C required
    1
    Natural Resources elective 3
    Total 13
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    Electives

    Course Credits
    Natural Resources Electives
    Choose one
    AOM 4643 Environmental Hydrology: Principles and Issues 3
    FNR 4343C Forest Water Resources 3
    FNR 4660 Natural Resource Policy and Economics 3
    GEO 3280 Principles of Geologic Hydrology 3
    SUR 4934 Topics in Geomatics (Marine Geomatics) 3
    SWS 4244 Wetlands 3
    Analysis Electives
    Choose at least one
    FNR 3410C Natural Resource Sampling 3
    GEO 3162C Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Geographers 4
    QMB 3250 Statistics for Business Decisions 4
    STA 3024 Introduction to Statistics 2 3
    STA 3032 Engineering Statistics 3
    Geospatial Application Electives
    Choose at least one
    AOM 4434 Precision Agriculture 3
    EES 4050 Environmental Planning and Design 3
    FNR4461 Spatial Models and Decision Analysis 1
    GIS 3420C GIS Models for Public Health 3
    GIS 4001C Maps and Graphs 4
    GIS 4037 Digital Image Processing 4
    GIS 4113 Introduction to Spatial Networks 3
    SUR 4934 Topics in Geomatics (Practicum in UAS Mapping) 3
    SUR 4934 Topics in Geomatics (Geospatial Application of UAS) 3
    Geomatics Electives
    Choose at least one
    SUR 4201 Route Geomatics and Design 3
    SUR 4403 Cadastral Principles 3
    SUR 4430 Surveying & Mapping Practice 3
    SUR 4463 Subdivision Design 3
    SUR 4934 Special Topics in Geomatics 3
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majors: geomatics