Bachelor of Science in Geomatic/Geospatial engineering and Potential Areas of Employment

Geospatial information is data relating to a place that is collected in real time. On the other hand, Geomatic engineering is a discipline where engineers acquire, model and manage these spatially referenced data and apply the intelligence in a many functions e.g

  • Web mapping and creation of dynamic, interactive, maps for use on the Internet
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Oil Exploration
  • Charting Environmental Patterns and Problems
  • Satellite Communication
  • Navigation and guidance of craft using satellite and inertial navigation systems
  • Vehicle tracking and in intelligent transport systems (ITS) using satellite
    positioning techniques
  • Measurement and Mapping of Topography-topographic mapping
Graduates may find career opportunities in a wide variety of organizations dealing in
spatial data and its applications. Possible employers will include:-
  • Telecommunication companies e.g Safaricom, Airtel
  • GPS companies i.e those that track property e.g cars
  • Government- land surveying and the Meteorological department
  • Security companies who operate CCTV surveillance systems
  • Military- in Engineering and intelligence
  • Navigation companies e.g airports and other crafts
  • Disaster mitigation and management and

"Over 80% of all information/data handled today is position/location based or associated.
In other words it includes a spatial component that is fundamental to its usefulness and
efficiency in its application. Efficient management and utilization of spatial information
is central to coherent and sustainable development, efficient exploitation and
management of resources and preservation of a healthy environment . Spatial information handling and its application is the core activity of Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems"
-M.K. Gachari
Department of Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

The course is offered in the University of Nairobi, Kenya Polytechnic and JKUAT
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