Department of Geomatics Engineering was founded in 1996 and moved into its new location in Cayirova Campus in 2011. The department offers a master’s program under the Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences. Education and research activities are conducted in five main scientific fields, namely geodesy, photogrammetry, surveying, cartography and cadastral surveying.
In accordance with GTU's mission as a specialized university, the department focuses on research and development activities and supports its education with these activities. Within this scope, it aims to educate experts who can unite theory with practice and contribute to scientific developments through activities in department laboratories.
Equipment of the department laboratories includes GPS instruments, total stations, several leveling instruments, together with numerous computers and software packages. Research laboratories of the department are as follows:
- Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems Laboratory
- Photogrammetry Laboratory
- Geodetic Research Laboratory
- Land Management Laboratory
Nowadays, engineers need more technical information and technological equipment to solve complex engineering problems. The main goal of our department is to provide students studying at and graduating from departments such as Geomatics Engineering, Geology, Urban and Regional Planning, and Mathematics Engineering with a broad theoretical and practical background in GIS, remote sensing and surveying techniques.