Geodetic Engineering

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Geoinformation and geodetic engineering encompass a group of spatial data technologies and theory that involve one or more areas of research using photogrammetry, image understanding, mapping/geographic information science, satellite geodesy, remote sensing, real time mapping, and image processing. The field embodies traditional geomatics engineering disciplines of data analysis, photogrammetry, global positioning systems (GPS) technologies, and surveying, as well as emerging areas, such as hyperspectral imaging, sensor networks, computer vision, and real-time navigation and timing.

The areas of research actively pursued by our faculty and students are pushing the state-of-the-art in:

  • Localization and navigation with GPS and, generally, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and their integration with other sensors
  • Personal navigation
  • Cooperative navigation for autonomous navigation and collision avoidance
  • Safety and security
  • Modern sensor integration and data fusion
  • LiDAR
  • Surface modeling and feature extraction
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Sensor networks
  • Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS)

CEGE Faculty Geodetic Engineering Research Groups

Satellite Positioning and Inertial Navigation (SPIN) Laboratory | Dorota Grejner-Brezinska & Charles Toth

Geospatial Data Analytics Group | Rongjun Qin

Geodesy Research Group | Lei Wang

Laboratory for Photogrammetric Computer Vision (PCV) | Alper Yilmaz


The Ohio State University
Geodetic Engineering program is seeking highly motivated Master’s and Doctoral students to conduct graduate research across a range of disciplines.



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