The name Surveying and Geoinformatics portrays a discipline that deals with acquisition, analysis, storage, distribution, management and application of spatially-referenced data.

The Surveyor, as defined and produced at the University of Lagos is a professional and a geoscientist well equipped to provide spatial and other environmental information necessary for designing and planning of engineering works as well as in the location and exploitation of natural resources. His excellent background in computer science, mathematics and physics, gives him added confidence to tackle problems of diverse nature. He is given comprehensive training in Geomatics which include inter alia Land Surveying. Geodesy, Hydrography, Photogrammetry. Remote Sensing, Cartography and Geoinformatics.