Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr

Professor of Geospatial Information Processing
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr
Surveying and Geoinformatics, Digitalization
Office hours:
upon agreement

SDI, Standards, Open Source, data modelling, Internet technology, disaster mapping

  • 2022-2023

    Study Dean of the Master Programme Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics,

  • since 2021

    Member Board of Studies, School of Informatics Digital University Kerala (DUK), Kerala, India

  • since 2008

    Member NA 005-03-03 AA Geoinformation (CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211)

  • 2017-2023

    Co-chair ICA Commission on SDI and Standards

  • 2017-2023

    Member SDI Advisory Board, State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • 2017

    Erudite-Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India

  • since 2015

    Co-Editor, Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference Proceedings

University Projects


A new Passage to India


Alumni Representative HFT Stuttgart

  • 2016

    Best Poster Award, ISPRS Conference, Prague

  • 2023

    Coetzee, Serena & Camboim, Silvana & Griffin, Amy & Varanka, Dalia & Kubicek, Petr & Harvey, Francis & Behr, Franz-Josef. (2023). “Cartography and Open Standards”: A Proposal for an Open Geospatial Consortium Technical Paper. Abstracts of the ICA. 6. 1-2. 10.5194/ica-abs-6-39-2023

  • 2023

    Tampubolon W., Reinhardt W., Behr F.-J. (2023): Acceleration of Human Resource Development for the UAV data processing in Indonesia.

  • 2023

    Behr, F. J. (2023). From traditional OGC Web Services to Modern Open API based Service Architectures: Introduction, Concepts and Experiences from Germany, a country in Transition. Abstracts of the ICA, 6, 19

  • 2023

    Behr, F.-J., Buchstab, M., Gräfe, P., Katzmaier, L., Strack, M., and Baumgart, L.: OpenStreetMap Data as a Basis for Official Geospatial Data: An Investigation into Updating the Building Stock Data for Municipalities in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Abstr. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 6, 20,, 2023

  • 2022

    Tampubolon, W., Reinhardt, W., & Behr, F. J. (2022). Acceleration of Human Resource Development for the UAV data processing in Indonesia. AGILE: GIScience Series, 3, 62.

  • 2022

    Hamidreza Ostadabbas, Frank Friesecke, Franz-Josef Behr, Alexander Vincent and Sanchalita Bandyopadhyay (2022): Optimizing and simplifying the process of energy efficiency estimation for urban redevelopment areas by using open source GIS solutions. FIG Congress 2022 in Warsaw, Poland 11-15 September 2022,

  • 2021

    Griffin, A. L., Coetzee, S., Kubicek, P., Camboim, S. P., Varanka, D. E., Harvey, F., Behr, F.-J., and Brus, J.: Perspectives on making cartographic knowledge accessible to software developers, Abstr. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 3, 96,, 2021.

  • 2021

    Coetzee, S., Griffin, A. L., Köbben, B., Kubicek, P., Harvey, F., Varanka, D. E., Camboim, S. P., Behr, F.-J., Plews, R., Moellering, H., and Midtbø, T.: Mapping in words: Standardizing cartographic terminology, Abstr. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 3, 54,, 2021.

  • 2021

    Tampubolon W., Reinhardt W., Behr F.-J. (2021): Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery Utilization Standard for Large Scale Topographic Mapping. Seminar Nasional Geomatika (SNG VI), DOI: 10.24895/SNG.2020.0-0.1209

  • 2021

    Tampubolon W., Reinhardt W., Behr F.-J., Amhar F. (2021): New Standard for DEM Generation Based On Radar Interferometry Technique. Seminar Nasional Geomatika 2021, Indonesia

  • 1986-2019


  • 2020

    Ostadabass, H., Weipert, H., Behr, F.-J. (2020): Using the Synergy of Qfield For Collecting Data On-Site And Qgis For Interactive Map Creation By Alkis® Data Extraction And Implementation In Postgresql For Urban Planning Processes. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLIII-B4-2020, 2020XXIV ISPRS Congress (2020 edition). | © Authors 2020. CC BY 4.0 icense.679 (This contribution has been peer-reviewed)

  • 2020

    Behr, F.-J. (2020): Open Data and Open Source: Rapid and task-adequate Geodata Provision for Disaster Management. Proc. 4th Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Conference (DRVC 2020), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

  • 2014

    Behr, F.-J. (2014): Strategisches GIS-Management. 3., neu bearbeitete Auflage, Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg, 405 Seiten, 2014 (Text book)

  • 1997

    Saurer, H., Behr, F.-J. (1997): Einführung in Geographische Informationssysteme. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 235 S., ISBN 3-534-12009-4 (Text book)