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Geodäsie (DGK)



The Department of Geoinformatics is concerned with various research problems relating to the acquisition, management, analysis and presentation of space-related information (geoinformation).



A particular focal point is the completely automated derivation of digital descriptions of environmental objects on various scales. Not only should geometrical properties be specified, but there should also be, in particular, descriptions of various object properties, for example facade characteristics, terrain formations, movements and thermal lifts. The automated merging and integration of geo-data from completely different sources is an additional challenge. Helpful in this regard are the development of common data models for establishing (semantic) reference systems and the assembly of modern geo-data infrastructures for both administrative and co-operative scientific applications for various disciplines. The numerous arising and continually expanding geo-data banks equipped with modern sensor technologies require intelligent space-related analysis techniques for the derivation of information required for projects such as the derivation of thermal and energy loss in construction planning, the identification of motion patterns in catastrophe management, or biometrics.


The Department of Geoinformatics deals with – among others – the following tasks:

  • Fostering internal professional exchange
  • Inititiation/Coordination of research projects
  • Contacts to promoting institutions
  • Contacts to neighbouring disciplines
  • Exchange with the other departments of the DGK
  • Scientific consulting/appraisal


  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Lars Bernard, TU Dresden (Chair)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Bill, Universität Rostock
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Blankenbach, RWTH Aachen
  • Prof. Dr. phil. Manfred Buchroithner, TU Dresden
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Förstner, Universität Bonn
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Fritsch, Universität Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Heipke, Universität Hannover
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Olaf Hellwich, TU Berlin
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Hinz, Universität Karlsruhe - KIT
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Kolbe, TU München
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jörg Kutterer, Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie - BKG
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Linke, TU Darmstadt
  • Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Hans-Gerd Maas, TU Dresden
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Mayer, Universität der Bundeswehr - UniBw, München
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Liqiu Meng, TU München
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Niemeier, TU Braunschweig
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Lutz Plümer, Universität Bonn
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Monika Sester, Universität Hannover
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Sörgel, Universität Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Cyrill Stachniss, Universität Bonn
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Stilla, TU München
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wunderlich, TU München


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Richard Bamler, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt - DLR
  • Dr.-Ing. Michael Hovenbitzer, Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie - BKG
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Breunig, Universität Karlsruhe - KIT
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Burghardt, TU Dresden
  • Dr. Ismael Colomina, Institut de Geomatica, Barcelona
  • Dipl.-Ing. Otmar Didinger, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Vermessungsverwaltungen der Länder der Bundesrepublik Deutschland - AdV
  • Prof. Dr. Andre Frank, TU Wien
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan-Henrik Haunert, Universität Bonn
  • Dr.-Ing. Janet Heuwold, Bundesministerium des Inneren - BMI
  • Dr.-Ing. Ernst Jäger, LGLN Niedersachsen
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Kada, TU Berlin
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc-Oliver Löwner, TU Braunschweig
  • Dr.-Ing. Martin Metzner, Universität Stuttgart
  • Dipl.-Ing. Achim Müller, Zentrum für Geoinformationswesen der Bundeswehr - ZGeoBw
  • Prof. Dr. techn. Martin Raubal, ETH Zürich
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Reinhardt, Universität der Bundeswehr - UniBw, München
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Schiewe, HafenCity Universität - HCU, Hamburg
  • Dipl.-Ing. Frank Seidler, Deutscher Städtetag
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Nguyen Xuan Thinh, TU Dortmund
  • Dr.-Ing. Volker Walter, Universität Stuttgart