That’s good news for students in contemplating their selection of an undergraduate academic program of study. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers the only four-year degree program in Geospatial Technology in the central pennsylvania region.
Geospatial Technology is a collective term referring to technologies that collect, store, query, analyze, visualize and present spatial information. The three primary technologies that comprise Geospatial Technology are Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing. With these core technologies spatial data can be captured and used across a wide variety of disciplines including environmental, commercial, political, social, medical, military, and emergency response. In fact over 80% of all data has a spatial component that can benefit from, and be integrated within, Geospatial Technology.
Harrisburg University’s Geospatial Technology program is led by Albert Sarvis, a certified geographic information systems professional (GISP).
“With the explosion of access to spatial data and spatially enabled tools, such as cellular phones and vehicle navigation systems, these technologies are also quickly becoming an essential part of everyday lives and have a rapidly growing need for a workforce skilled in Geospatial Technology,”
He notes that industry partnerships for corporate faculty, substantive internships, and project-based use of resources are a core component of the Harrisburg University Geospatial Technology program and a leading factor in preparing graduates for seamless integration into the workforce.
Prior to becoming a full-time professor in 2011 at the University, Mr. Sarvis worked for 16 years in the Geospatial Technology consulting industry spending 11 of those years as a project manager. He began working with Harrisburg University as a corporate faculty member in 2005 and was instrumental in developing the Geospatial Technology program.
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Established in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’