Geodetic Institute (GIK)


Current research topics 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 Geodatic Networks

The newly established Geoinformatics Research Network at KIT, in close collaboration with the Institute of 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.