Selvarajan, Sowmya
Assistant Professor of Geomatics
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Sowmya Selvarajan joined the faculty of Utah Valley University in 2012. Her specialties within Geomatics include

  • Remote Sensing
  • Geographical Information System (GIS)
  • Digital Imaging
  • Airborne LiDAR

Currently, she is an Assistant Professor and teaches courses in various aspects of Geomatics, specifically on the mapping side of Geomatics.


Ph.D., University of Florida 2011 (Major: Geomatics)

M.Eng., National University of Singapore 2004 (Major: Civil Engineering, Remote Sensing&GIS)

B.E., College of Engineering (Anna University), Chennai, India 2000 (Major: Geoinformatics Engineering)



  • SURV3020 Control Surveys
  • SURV3010 Measurement Analysis and Adjustements
  • SURV2210 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • SURV2030 Geodesy
  • GIS2640 Geographical Information Systems
  • EGDT1400 Basic Surveying



American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping




UVU Grant for Engaged Learning (GEL) - Awarded 2012

UVU Aerial Imagery and LiDAR - Project Lead: Sowmya Selvarajan.

Description: This project involved the acquisition of high resolution aerial imagery and airborne LiDAR data for UVU Main campus as a collaborative approach from a community partner and students and faculty of the Geomatics department. The acquisition of airborne LiDAR data was the most advanced technique of data acquisition to obtain elevation values. The entire UVU main campus was digitally modeled with this in conjunction with the aerial imagery. The availability of this data with UVU established UVU in the utilization of the pioneering geospatial technologies.

Article Published in UVU Review



Geomatics Students and Faculty at 'Maps On The Hill 2013' conference (pics soon)


Hands on GIS for Surveyors - Workshop Lead: Sowmya Selvarajan

Utah Council of Land Surveyors Annual Convention - Feb 2012