Research Network Geoinformatics

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.


Current research topics in the Geoinformatics research network:


  • Computer-aided cooperative route planning in multi-scale 3D city and building models"

  • Multidimensional Geoinformation

  • Building topology in any dimensional spaces for applications in Construction and Geoinformatics

  • Development of information systems for early warning systems against natural disasters

  • 3D/4D Geographical Information Systems

  • Geographical and Environmental Databases

  • Mobile Geoinformation Systems

  • Web-services for the presentation and processing of spatial data

  • New methods for the operational planning of emergency services

  • Visualisation of spatial data (e.g. in augmented reality systems)

  • Fundamental research in the area of unstructured verbal passages


International Cooperation


In cooperation with Prof. Mulhim Al-Doori from the American University in Dubai (AUD), the KIT-AUD Geoinformatics Group was established in 2012. Common activities include, for example, the exchange of PhD students, joint supervision of theses as well as joint workshops and training events covering Geoinformatics topics.

The international activities are supported, among others, by the Gradute School GRACE at KIT.

Among others, the KIT-AUD Geoinformatics Group hosted with great success the 9th International 3D Geoinfo Conference 2014 at the American University in Dubai.




Research Projects
Titel Ansprechpartner

M.Sc Johanna Stötzer
Dr. rer.nat. Sina Keller
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Hinz

DFG-Projekt "Topologisch konsistentes Modellieren im raumzeitlichen Kontext mit bewegten Objekten im Stadtmodell" Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Breunig
Dr. rer.nat. Patrick Erik Bradley
DFG-Forschergruppe "Rechnergestützte kooperative Trassenplanung in mehrskaligen 3D Stadt- und Bauwerksmodellen" Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Breunig
DFG-Projekt "Modellierung und Verwaltung der Topologie für Gebäudeinformationsmodelle unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Planungsalternativen und Versionen" Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Breunig
Dr. rer. nat. Patrick Erik Bradley
Dr.-Ing. Norbert Paul
DFG-Projekt "3D Daten- und Modellmanagement für die Geowissenschaften unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Topologie und Zeit" Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Breunig

Dipl.-Geogr. M.Sc. Geoinf. Daria Golovko
Crowdsourcing – Using Social Media for rapid damage assessment Dr.-Ing. Christian Lucas
M. Sc. André Dittrich
BMBF-Verbundprojekt "Integriertes Wasserresourcen-Management (IWRM)" Dr.-Ing. Norbert Rösch
DFG-Projekt "3D Trassenplanung" Prof. Dr.-Ing. S. Hinz
Dr.-Ing. T. Vögtle