In 2013 Harrisburg University established a Geospatial Technology Center (GTC) to support a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to map abandoned coal mines.
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.
The B.S. degree in Geospatial Technology at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is one of only a handful of programs in the nation and our graduates are in high demand.
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August 29, 2016
"From an academic standpoint and from a mapping and Geospatial standpoint I am trying to teach my students that the number of new jobs and ability for them to use this technology to be able to offer that additional skill in the Geospatial technology realm is a really big thing for us,” Sarvis said...More
August 24, 2016
Students at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology's geospatial technology course aren't able to make money using the in-class drone yet. Their professor, however, is making sure when they are able to, every one of them will be prepared...More
September 30, 2015
M. Diane McCormick https://theburgnews.com
Who lived in your city home in 1900? You now can find out thanks to Digital Harrisburg, a collaboration of students and faculty from Messiah College and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Together, they digitized Harrisburg’s 1900 census, making it searchable online by name and address...More
July 23, 2014
Scott LaMar http://www.witf.org
On Thursday’s Smart Talk, Albert Sarvis, the Director of the Geospatial Technology Center at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will discuss emerging science and technologies, as well as the up-and-coming issues facing the transportation industry....More
July 29, 2013
The five-foot digital scanner was the first piece of equipment to be installed in the second-floor studio at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology on Monday morning, and Professor Albert Sarvis watched its set-up closely. The scanner will be the centerpiece of a new mapping lab that will digitize some 4,000 state mining maps from the Department of Environmental Protection over the next three years, and provide the cornerstone for the state's only four-year degree program in Geospatial Technology....More
Albert Sarvis received his B.A. in Geoenvironmental Studies from Shippensburg University in 1991 and M.A. in Geography at Ohio University in 1994. Mr. Sarvis began his teaching experience as a Graduate Assistant at OU teaching Physical Geography and Geospatial Technology labs. Mr. Sarvis has also taught graduate level Geospatial Technology classes at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and undergraduate classes at Harrisburg Area Community College. In 2005 he began working with Harrisburg University as a corporate faculty member helping to develop and teach the Geospatial Technology program before joining the HU staff full time in January 2011.