Press Release 102/2017

Students on a Surveying Trip in the Black Forest

Exercise with a Tradition of 125 Years – The Only Exercise of this Kind in Geodesy Study Programs in Germany
Fine levelling - highly precise measurement of height differences at Linachtalsperre. (Photo: GIK)
Fine levelling - highly precise measurement of height differences at Linachtalsperre. (Photo: GIK)

Geodesists and geographical information systems specialists are needed not only for classical surveying and delimitation of borders, but also for urban planning and urban development, navigation and mapping. The study program “Geodäsie und Geoinformatik” (Geodesy and Geoinformatics) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is closely linked to practice at a very early stage already and it has a long tradition: For more than 125 years now, surveying exercises have been organized in the Black Forest. This July again, student teams of KIT collect data for topographic maps, plan redistribution of property, and train precision surveying near a reservoir.



Tachymetry: Direction and distance measurement. (Photo: GIK)




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Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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