technology and industry



keep everything in shape

Tower buildings, bridges, dams, towers, traffic systems, machinery and industrial plants have all the same key feature as hillsides, glaciers and the earth's crust: they must go through deformations over time and a huge security risk may occur.

Geodetic Monitoring is essential if assessment of an engineering building concerning function and stability or of a natural object is required. Before a wall is completely damaged there will be smallest geometric movements. To detect and analyze these movements monitoring measurements have to be performed as this opens the ability to initiate countermeasures in time. There are various methods for analysis, measurement techniques and models available and individual for each measurable object. If periodically the safety of bridges has to be examined geodesists measure and analyze the effects and interaction of traffic, temperature and water level changing. This is applicable if the bridge is standing in the water like the Norderelbbrücke near to Hamburg.

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…