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".


New DFG research group "TLS-Defo" with participation of GIK - open PhD positions

Discontinued e-mail domains

On July 11, 2022, the Executive Board decided to shut down all legacy domains, and

They will automatically expire on July 31, 2023. E-Mail addresses under the domain and the subdomain will still be available.

Alumni meeting at GIK

On November 12, six alumni of the former diploma program 'Geodesy' visited their former educational institution.

Theodolit vor der SonneDalheimer
Partial Eclipse

On the rooftop of building 20.40, students of the 5th bachelor semester were able to take a look at the partial solar eclipse on 25.10.2022 despite cloudy conditions. For this purpose, theodolites with solar filters were set up by Dr. Kurt Seitz.

Student bei der Messung mit GNSSFroelig
GNSS-Messungen bei Ka-RaceIng

Studierende der Geodäsie und Geoinformatik haben bei der Hochschulgruppe Ka-RaceIng GNSS-Messungen vorgenommen.

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Nacht der Digitalisierung

Gemeinsam mit den anderen Akteuren der Karlsruher Arbeitsgruppe „Aktionswoche Geodäsie“ präsentierte sich das GIK auf der „Bunten Nacht der Digitalisierung“ am 1.7.2022 im Foyer des Karlsruher Rathauses.

Geometrie zum Anfassen

Am 29.6.2022 hatte ein Team des GIK die Gelegenheit, eine 10. Klasse der Waldorfschule Offenburg im Mathe-Unterricht zu unterstützen.

Mobile GIS
Mobile GIS and Location Based Services 2020/21

Master students of the M.Sc. program Geodäsie und Geoinformatik programmed geodata apps.

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Project Geoinformatics 20/21

Students of the Master program Geodäsie und Geoinformatik modelled buildings of the KIT Campus South in 3D with CityGML.

RITA started driving!

Find out more about the RITA project.

GNSS-Antenne in türkischer Landschaft
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.

Four more years of support for the german/french dual course of "Geodäsie und Geoinformatik/Topographie"

Because of the great success of the program, the course is supported for four more years.

Geodetic Earth System Sciences


Geodetic Colloquium

The Geodetic Colloquium at KIT is an event where speakers from science, industry, and administration give lectures on current topics in geodesy and geoinformatics.

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.