Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

Geospatial Technology Center (GTC)


B.S. Geospatial Technology

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.

Where We've Been

In the Spring of 2015, the GTC Students took a trip to Vatnajokull Glacier & Jokullsarlon, Iceland. 



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GTC in the News

Federal drone law to take effect Monday

August 29, 2016
Samantha Galvez

"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

New drone laws mean big business, local professor says

August 24, 2016
Matt Maisel

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

Digital Harrisburg uses today’s technology to peek into our past.

September 30, 2015
M. Diane McCormick

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

Smart Talk: Transportation's future; Vets struggling with finances

July 23, 2014
Scott LaMar

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

Harrisburg University creating mapping lab to feed state database on abandoned mines

July 29, 2013
Donald Gilliland

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

Director HU Geospatial Technology Center

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.

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