Surveying / Geoinformatics / Information Logistics / Geodesy

In the field of study Geomatics, the courses of study that deal with location-related data (geodata) are combined. This includes the recording, organization, administration, or even visualization. Geodesy is also a common term for this field of study.

The courses of study in this field of study focus on the relationship between the earth's surface and its representation in maps, plans, databases and also software applications.

Our study programmes

While the Bachelor's degree in Surveying and Geoinformatics deals with concrete objects such as streets, houses, plots of land, etc., the Bachelor's degree in Information Logistics is about providing the right information at the right time and in the right place. The Master's programme in surveying then deepens these applications on concrete objects, especially in the field of land management and engineering surveying. The international Master's degree programme Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics offers a specialisation option for both Bachelor's programmes, which focuses on the evaluation and interpretation of measurement data, especially through remote sensing and image recognition methods, as well as the management of (geo)data.

As an interface course to architecture, the Master's programme in Urban Planning deals with geoinformatics from the field of geodesy inaddition to the topics of urban planning.

The Master's programme in Environmental Logistics is the interface course to business and ties in with contents of information logistics.


Professors teach with competence and experience, manage laboratories and drive research


Employees support teaching and exercises with their specialist knowledge, supervise laboratories, measuring equipment, hardware and software


Assistant lecturers for even more practical relevance in teaching


Research and project staff


9 laboratories with extensive and modern equipment


University cooperations abroad

Our professors encourage us to carry out experiments independently and also to take paths that are not considered to be common practice. In this way we can learn from our tasks and grow from them. Even if one or the other measuring process does not run as expected, we are always driven to keep trying and learn from our mistakes, I appreciate that very much.

[Image: Anna-Maria Kunzi]
Anna-Maria Kunzi Students in the Master of Surveying

Current events in the field of study Surveying

Presentation Master Thesis Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics
13. Vermessungsingenieurtag

HFT start-up PrintToScan wins Technology Award

A team from the Master Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics was successful in the state competition "Start-up BW ASAP" against 25 competitors.

As part of the "Start-up BW ASAP" competition, 28 finalists competed in seven different categories. Among them were three teams from HFT Stuttgart, who had previously completed the HFT's own incubator program STARTPLAN of the PLAN G start-up initiative.

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PrintToScan Messtaster

Silver medal won!

A student and an alumni of the Master Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics reached the second place in the „Geomatics on the move 2020“ competition.

Mrs. Sanchalita Bandyopadhyay a student of the Master Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics and Mr. Hamidreza Ostadabbas, alumni of this programme, reached the second place in the „Geomatics on the move 2020“ competition. The esteemed competition is organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), in collaboration with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE). With the developement of an interactive application for urban planning processes they won 2.000€.

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This was GIS-Day 2020!

The GIS Day is an annual, worldwide event around the technology of geographic information systems (GIS).

It is an initiative that aims to bring the diverse applications of GIS to a broad public.

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Vermessung und Geoinformatik Auswertung Geoinformationssystem (GIS)

Successful reapplication for DAAD EPOS funding

Master Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics receives 8 full-time scholarships annually

Successful reapplication of the Master program Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics in the EPOS program of the DAAD - the program for development-related postgraduate studies at German universities

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First measurement exercise under COVID-19 conditions started at the HFT

one by one to the presence exercise

Under strict conditions and with special permission from the rector, the first "COVID-19 Exercise" started on 4.6.2020 at the HFT Stuttgart.

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Geoinformation systems provide information on the current spread of the corona virus

Contents of the Bachelor of Surveying and Geoinformatics and Master of Surveying are useful in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic

Where do how many diseases occur? Where can new infections be expected in the further course of the disease? How must medical resources be distributed? How can supply chains of important goods, for example food, be influenced by corona-related restrictions?

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COVID19-Dashboard des Robert Koch Instituts (RKI) am 15.04.2020

Maiden flight

Geomatics department of the HFT Stuttgart receives state-of-the-art surveying drone

The Geomatics Department has recently become the proud owner of a new surveying drone. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for professional surveying purposes was personally received by the 5-member pilot team of the Geomatics Department at the end of November.

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Vermessungsdrohnen-Pilotenteam des Studienbereichs Vermessung

GIS project week

Students experiment with "Geoinformatics tools"

In mid-December, about 40 students of the 3rd and 4th semester in the Surveying and Geoinformatics course of study took a one-week break from normal lecture activities. During this time, mostly groups of five students in the practice-oriented Geoinformation Module (IGP) dedicated themselves to project work in the department of web-based geoinformation models.

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Vermessung und Geoinformatik Auswertung Geoinformationssystem (GIS)

Congratulations on the VDI award!

Theresa Möhnle receives award for best final thesis in natural sciences

Theresa Möhnle received a VDI study prize from the VDI Württembergischer Ingenieurverein e.V. for her final thesis in the master's degree course in surveying at the HFT Stuttgart.

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Verleihung des VDI Preises an Frau Möhnle durch Prof. Dr. Riedel im Beisein von Prof. Dr. Gülch

Student's Contest 2019 Award

Awarded to Hamidreza Ostadabbas, Master Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics

At INTERGEO, the trade fair and conference for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, Hamidreza Ostadabbas received the "Student's Contest 2019 Award" from the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE) for his master's thesis

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Verleihung des Student's Contest 2019 Award an Hamidreza Ostadabbas


Practice seminar - "Digital construction site" at Maschinentechnik Schrode AG (MTS) in Hayingen

The semester group VG6/7 visited a BIM road construction project at MTS-Maschinentechnik Schrode AG as part of the module "Selected Chapters of Geomatics - Digital Construction Site".

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Gruppenbild Exkursion zu MTS Schrode in Hayingen

Facilities & Laboratories

  • 3D Fabber-LabDetails
    Studenten der Informationslogistik am 3D-Drucker
  • Laboratory for Geodetic Measurement TechniquesDetails
    Messungen beim Integrierten Mess Projekt (IVP)
  • Laboratory for Building Information Modeling in Surveying and Geoinformatics (BIM-VG)Details
    Vermessung und Geoinformatik BIM 3D-Modell
  • Laboratory for Geodetic Data ProcessingDetails
    Vermessung und Geoinformatik Auswertung Laserscanning
  • Laboratory for Engineering Measurement TechniquesDetails
  • Laboratory for interoperable, and open-source Geospatial Software, Data and Standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab)Details
    Vermessung und Geoinformatik Auswertung Geoinformationssystem (GIS)
  • Laboratory for Image Understanding and Earth Observation Sensors (LIMES)Details
    Studierende an Bildschirmen
  • Laboratory for Sensor and Identification SystemsDetails
    Schlauer Klaus Industrie 4.0 Labor Informationslogistik
  • Industry 4.0 LaboratoryDetails
    Messkammer Virtual Reality Industrie 4.0 Labor
  • Advisory Board Geodesy of the HFT StuttgartDetails
    Gruppenbild Fachbeirat Geodäsie der HFT Stuttgart

Contact person

Dietrich Schröder
Dietrich Schröder +49 711 8926 2612
Matthias Roth +49 711 8926 2510
Susanne Hilligardt +49 711 8926 2606