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Village development

Living the dream of countryside

Many people want to live in a house among nature with a good neighborhood and woods and fields around. Reality is different from that: only a few jobs, missing possibilities for shopping, bad public transport connections, long ways to go by own car. What can be done to avoid this?

Demographic modification has changed completely village development. In former times it was important to have a beautiful village, nowadays functional aspects are needed. The population of rural areas in the west of Germany with urban agglomerations will increase very much in the next 20 years. Meanwhile in the past 20 years about 2 million people have left the rural areas in the east of Germany. Problems are clearly visible. Schools are running out of children, shops have no customers and medicals have no patients. Following this the basic provision is at risk in villages, there is no more attractivity. Geodesists investigate how the situation can be improved and which solutions can be helpful. There is an need of more municipal working together for a better social infrastructure like schools, administration, medical supply and else. Buildings have to be according to the new demographic reality. Shops near to villages and houses for several generations seem to be very successful. Downsizing the network for supply and disposal systems seems to be expensive, but they are considered as invest for the future. If the procedures increase very much, village development becomes village renewal.

Climate & environment

What happens where while it is getting warmer? How does our environment change? Where does sea level rise come from? Are the continents drying out? Are the continental plates still sliding on top of each other as they did in the past? - Geomatics engineers measure changes and answer questions.

 
Real estate

Everyone has seen geomatics engineers in the field. Using their instruments they sometimes work at the roadside. Car drivers slow down, thinking of speed control. Children stop by craving for the colorful security jackets. - But what are the engineers really doing there?

 
Technology & industry

How is it possible that we don't miss each other when boring a tunnel from two sides? Why is the shelf at home always crooked but the 300 m high building bolt upright? - Because geomatics engineers take care of it.

 
Navigation & Mobility

In the past, the front passenger said: "There should be a right turn soon." Today, this is not enough anymore. Dead-ends, new roundabouts, nearby points of interest – a modern navigation system seems to know everything. - If it does, this is just due to geomatics…