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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Breunig

Chair, Department of Geoinformatics
Room: 042 (Geb. 20.40)
Phone: +49 (0)721 608 42302
Fax: +49 (0)721 608 46552
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Main Office:

Marlene Bigott, phone: +49 (0)721 608 42305



10/01/2010 - present Chair of the Department of Geoinformatics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) 
2005 - 09/2010 Professor for Geoinformatics at University of Osnabrück 
2000 - 2004 Professor for Environmental Science focusing on Computer Science at the University of Vechta 
2000 Postdoctoral lecture qualification at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Bonn (with Dr. Armin B. Cremers)
1995 Ph.D. at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn (with Dr. Armin B. Cremers)
1995 - 2000 Board member for the Collaborative Reseach Centre 350  and head of AG Geoinformation Systems at Department of Computer Science III , University of Bonn 
1989 - 1995 Researcher at the Technische Universität Darmstadt  (Working Group Hans Jörg Schek), Freie Universität Berlin  and the Collaborative Research Centre 350 , University of Bonn
1989 Graduated with a Diploma in Informatics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt 
1982 - 1989 Student in Informatics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt 



Guest Professorships and Research Visits


  • Staffordshire University (U.K.)
  • ETH Zürich
  • Universität Wien
  • American University in Dubai (AUD)


Research and Projects 

Current Research Projects at the Department of Geoinformatics:

  • 3D/4D Geoinformation Systems
  • Geographical and Environmental Databases
  • Building topology in any dimensional spaces for applications of Construction and Geoinformatics
  • Database support for cooperative route planning in 3D City Models
  • Mobile Information Systems
  • Vertical movements of the Earth's crust
  • Optimisation, adjustment and analysis of Geodetic Networks


The newly established Geoinformatics Research Network at KIT, in close collaboration with the Institute for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF) as well as international partners, acts as an interdisciplinary “hub” linking together the fields of Geodesy, Earth Sciences, and Geoinformatics. Through the combination of Geoinformatics and Geodesy, new fields of research are to be developed.

In the AUD-KIT Geoinformatics Group joint research and teaching activities are carried out in collaboration with the School of Engineering, American University in Dubai (AUD) (see also 9th International Conference 3D GeoInfo).

The research focuses of 3D/4D Geographical Information Systems and spatial databases are part of a long tradition at the University (see also SFB 350 ).


Teaching Responsibilities

Courses at the Department of Geoinformatics include:

  • Semester Project in Geoinformatics
  • Introductory courses in Geoinformatics
  • Geographical and Spatial Databases
  • GIS for Geoscientists
  • 3D/4D GIS
  • Geo-sensor Networks and Databases
  • Mobile GIS
  • Object-oriented Data Modelling
  • Industry Model Development
  • Geographical Data Infrastructures
  • Courses in Geodesy


External Teaching Interests:

  • 2001 - present      ETH Zürich (postgraduate course)
  • 2009 - present      TU München (Course in Geodatabases)



List of publications


Functions and Affiliations

2016 - 2020 Chair of ISPRS Working Group IV/7 "Geo-data management"
since 10/2012 Dean of Students “Geodesy and Geoinformatics” at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geographical and Environmental Sciences at KIT
10/2011 - 09/2013 Speaker for the Collegiate Administrative Committee, Geodetic Institute, KIT
since 04/2011 Program Director at KIT for the double-degree program “Geodesy and Geoinformatics/Topography”, German-French University DFH
since 03/2011 Speaker for the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) Computational cooperative route planning in multi-scale 3D city and building models
since 2010 Mitglied der Institutsleitung des Geodätischen Instituts
since 2009 Reviewer for funding agencies such as the FWF  (Austrian Science Fund), NWO  (The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) and The Academy of Finland
since 2007 Senior Member of the GI Professional Group "Mobility and Mobile Information Systems"
2002-2009 Coordinator of the joint research project, Special Geotechnologies Program  (2002-2009), founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
1995 - 2000 Board member for the Collaborative Research Centre 350 , University of Bonn