Geomatics Engineering

Geomatics engineers manage global geospatial resources and infrastructure. They design, develop, and operate systems for collecting, analyzing, and utilizing geospatial information about the land, infrastructure, the oceans, natural resources, and the environment.

In Civil Engineering's Geomatics Engineering emphasis area, you will have the opportunity to study property boundary determination, digital mapping, geodesy, geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), land information management, photogrammetry, and remote sensing. The Geomatics faculty are dedicated to effective teaching and cutting-edge research.

There are two ways to pursue a master level graduate study in Geomatics Engineering. For those interested in a specialized, focused curriculum of Geomatics Engineering, application can be made through the School of Civil Engineering at For those with an interdisciplinary background, the application can be made through the Purdue Engineering Professional Education program at


February 19, 2024

Purdue geomatics professor debuts open-source platform for sharing drone data

With seed money from the College of Agriculture through Plant Sciences 2.0 and the USDA's Ag2PI: Agricultural Genome to Phenome program, associate professor Jinha Jung and his team are building Data to Science (d2s) — an online platform that initially will house data from unmanned aerial vehicles for crops and forestry. On this website, users share drone data instead of videos.
January 19, 2024

Urban computing project team awarded fall 2023 SPARK funding

An interdisciplinary research team including Melba Crawford has been selected by the Office of Research to receive SPARK funding. Launched in early 2023, SPARK (Supporting Partnering for Advanced Research teamworK) is a strategic initiative that supports and empowers Purdue researchers to achieve national prominence by establishing cutting-edge research centers.
January 18, 2024

Ayman Habib receives ASPRS Outstanding Service Award

Ayman Habib, Thomas A. Page Professor of Civil Engineering, has been honored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing with the 2023 Outstanding Service Award for his contributions to the field of spatial and image sciences.
January 11, 2024

Edward Mikhail inducted into Geospatial Intelligence Hall of Fame

Edward M. Mikhail, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, has been inducted into the Geospatial Intelligence Hall of Fame by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Established in 2001, NGA's GEOINT Hall of Fame honors and inducts members each year to recognize those who have profoundly affected the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.
December 18, 2023

The crossroads between lemon trees and technology

CE grad student Ismail Olaniyi, along with associate professor Jinha Jung, are working on a USDA-funded project analyzing the efficacy of new therapies in the search to cure citrus greening.
August 4, 2023

Melba Crawford recognized with Distinguished Professorship

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday, August 4th, ratified the appointment of Melba Crawford, the Nancy Uridil and Francis Bossu Professor in Civil Engineering, as Distinguished Professor. This special recognition is bestowed on a select few professors of outstanding accomplishment who have achieved national and international prominence.
February 20, 2023

Purdue Geomatics represented at ISPLS 2023

Assistant Professor Jinha Jung, along with a group of geomatics graduate students, represented Purdue Geomatics at the 71st annual conference of the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors, held January 18-20 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
November 15, 2022

Hunsoo Song places first in GIS Cup

PhD Student Hunsoo Song won 1st place in the GIS Cup of the 30th ACM SIGSPATIAL. This year's GIS Cup awards the person who developed the most accurate algorithm for 3D building mapping using airborne LiDAR data.
July 27, 2022

Ismail Olaniyi places second in IGARSS Three Minute Thesis competition

CE grad student Ismail Olaniyi finished second overall in the Three Minute Thesis competition hosted by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) as part of the IGARSS 2022 symposium. His thesis speech, "Developing a UAS Data Hub for the Wheat-Coordinated Agricultural Project," encapsulated his entire body of research with the aid of one presentation slide.
June 21, 2022

Jinha Jung receives Excellence in GIS Award

Jinha Jung, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, has been selected by the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) to receive the Education and Non-Profit 2022 Excellence in GIS Award for the Indiana Statewide LiDAR Data Portal Project.
April 22, 2022

Geomatics Engineering Seminars

Dr. Lexie Yang from Oak Ridge National Lab will present the next geomatics seminar, "Scaling Geospatial Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Challenges," on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 2:00pm via Zoom.
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