Surveying and Mapping

The art and science of Land Surveying and Mapping has a rich heritage, most recently being a vital part of the settlement and building of America. While relying on the work of past surveyors and cartographers, the Professional Surveyor solves modern land boundary, location and mapping problems by applying knowledge and skills in mathematics, law, local land history, map design and business and through the use of some very cool advanced technology.


Drones are giving mapping and surveying professionals new ways to conduct their work, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Browse through this site to take a look at what land surveying and mapping has to offer. The University of Akron is THE place to prepare for a rewarding career in Land Surveying and Mapping!

Download the Land Surveying and Mapping brochure.

As surveying and mapping functions become more complex and technology based, the demand for highly trained technicians and Professional Surveyors continues to grow at an ever expanding rate. Career opportunities in today's construction environment have never been more exciting or more challenging!

Industry Advisory Committee

A dedicated group of industry professionals serve as advisors to the Surveying and Mapping and GIS/LIS Programs. The Advisory Committee meets at least once annually to suggest and review changes to the curriculum and to discuss other important developments with the programs. For further information, or to inquire about joining the Advisory Committee, call 330-972-7059.

Employment opportunities

Specific employment opportunities are found as Typical employers of recent graduates
  • All areas of the federal, state, and local governments
  • Public and private companies
  • Surveying, mapping, construction, and civil engineering companies
  • The Ruhlin Co.
  • Federal, state and county offices
  • City of Akron
  • Environmental Design Group
  • Summit Builders
  • Ohio Department of Transportation