Smith, Scot

Professor, Geomatics, Remote Sensing & GIS

Scot Smith has served on the Geomatics faculty since 1989. His area of expertise is the theory and practice of remote sensing and geographic information systems for assessment of the environment. He is a registered professional surveyor and mapper in the state of Florida and is also a photogrammetrist certified by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.


SUR 3393 Geographic Information Systems
SUR 4380 Remote Sensing
SUR 5385 Remote Sensing Applications
SUR 5625 Geographic Information Systems Analysis
SUR 6395 Topics in GIS

Scot has performed research on a number of topics ranging from climate change analysis to estimating sedimentation in the Aswan High Dam Reservoir. Current interests are the application of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles to natural resource inventories, hurricane damage assessment, monitoring regrowth after a forest fire and wildlife habitat mapping. He has published over 50 papers in journals and continues to do research throughout the world.

301 Reed Lab, PO Box 110565
Gainesville, FL 32611-0565
(352) 392.4990

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1982
  • MS, University of Michigan, 1978
  • BS, Michigan State University, 1975