Geodetic Institute (GIK)

Geodetic Institute (GIK)

At the GIK scientists from different fields of geodesy and geoinformatics teach and research. Our topics concern objects in industrial production as well as spatio-temporal geodata or the System Earth.

The scales considered range from micrometers to light-years in space and from fractions of a second to centuries in time. The institute consists of three professorships and has a collegial institute management.

Together with the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF), it supports the German-language B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses "Geodesy and Geoinformatics" and the English-language M.Sc. course "Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics".

Geodetic Earth System Sciences


Geodetic Colloquium
150 Years of GIK

It takes place every semester during lecture times, on Thursday afternoons at 16:15.

In the course of the Corona Pandemic, the Geodetic Colloquium was held for the first time in the form of online presentations with great success.

The lectures for the winter semester 2020/21 are currently being prepared. Due to the current situation, they will again be held as online events. Further information including the exact schedule will follow after the summer break at this point.

On this occasion, a commemorative publication was produced which provides a historical overview of the Institute's development in research, teaching and innovation. Ongoing research work and current results are presented as well as activities and perspectives in teaching.

The commemorative publication has been published in the publication series of the KIT study program Geodesy and Geoinformatics.

GNSS-Antenne in türkischer LandschaftMatthias Meerländer
Student supporting archeological excavation

Currently, a student of the Course Geodesy and Geoinformatics is supporting surveying work at the archeological excavation site of Pergamon (Turkey). Students have been contributing to this project for many years.

New GIK Website Layout

The GIK website not presents itself with a fresh face due to KIT's web relaunch 2020.

AFRgeo2019Kurt Seitz
Research Stay of Prof. Hussein Abd-Elmotaal at GIK

During the last research stay an updated version of the geoid of Africa could be published.