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Campus Golm
Haus 27, Raum 2.27

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam-Golm

Einbindung von GIS in den Arbeitsablauf
Photo: Zeilinger


GIS resources consist of hardware and software facilities essential for conducting studies with geospatial data.

A strong focus is on:

  • Collecting
  • Analyzing and
  • Visualizing 3D geospatial data.


3D data acquisition is performed by 3D field data surveying with:

  • Terrestrial laser scanner (Riegl LMS-Z620)
  • Nikon 300D Camera (photogrammetric analysis, stereographic photos)
  • Leica Viva GNSS (two rovers, one base) 
  • 9 Panasonic FZ-G1 MK4 Tablets with GNS 2000-Sensors, Win 10, Field MOVE + ArcGIS

The following hardware and software is available for data analysis:

  • Three 3D processing PCs, 3D visualization Planar 2010 M, + PC DELL Precision T5400 4 XEON CPU 2.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, hard disk 700 GB
  • Software (ParaView, ENVI, ArcGIS, AutoCad, Riegl Laser Scanner software, Kubit (Tachycad, Photoplan, PointCloud, hylasFM), MOVE (academic license information), Fledermaus, Rivertools).

and for the provision and visualization of data:

  • GIS Server (ArcGIS Server 10.3) with 10 TB RAID System Dell PowerEdge T630, 32 GB RAM, 2x2.3 GHz, 10 cores, Windows Server 2012
  • A0 Scanner Graphtec CS510 Pro + PC 4CPU 3GHz, 1GB RAM, Disk 70 GB, XP 32 bit
  • 3D cave visualization and GIS computing
  • Scape Pro 55 UHD 3M (4K/UHD Multitouch-Table)


GIS Server Projects (selected Projects using the Institutes Arc-GIS Server/Web Map Portal) 
Multi-Touch-Tabletop und Smart Digitizing Device (TABGEO), sponsored by European Union and ILB 
ALErT project: Growing and shrinking lakes on the Tibetan Plateau (K. Korzeniowska)
GeoDynALPS (The Alpine Geology from R. Bousquet et al., 2012) 
Geologic and tectonic map Kohistan (J.-P. Burg/G. Zeilinger)  
ASPNC Rio Grande Map (Study in Collaboration with GIZ and VRHR, Bolivia; G. Zeilinger, F. Kober and Team, Publication)  
Landslide susceptibility (including data from Masterthesis A. Ponta & Bachelorthesis M. Liefeld) CBAGS  
WB Movie "The Afghanistan resource Corridor" short (5 min) or long  (10 min) Version (Map sequences done with GIS Server, in Collaboration with PROGRESS)  
Geologic and tectonic map CBAGS, AGS