GEO Department News Latest news from the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation en GEO Department News Latest news from the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation TYPO3 - get.content.right Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0200 AGEO-Award, 3rd Place For a Master Thesis in the Geoinformation Group

Christopher Kmen was awarded the 3rd place at the AGEO Award 2018 for his master thesis "Use of Pictures from Social Media to Assess the Local Attractivity as an Indicator for Real Estate Value Assessment".


Cristopher Kmen with his supervisor

Geoinformation Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0200
PhD defense Wang

Montag, 16. Juli 2018, 13:00 Uhr
Seminarraum 124, Gußhausstraße 25-29, Stiege 2, 3.OG, 1040 Wien

Quantification of single-tree structure in mountain forests using terrestrial laser scanning

Abstract der Kurz-Präsentation siehe:

Announcements Photogrammetry Tue, 03 Jul 2018 14:45:00 +0200
Celebrating the 60th birthday of our Study Dean

Robert Weber, Study Dean and Professor in the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, is celebrating his 60th birthday with colleagues at TU Wien. Robert, all the best to your special birthday!

Advanced Geodesy Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0200
Excursion to the Geodetic Observatory in Wettzell

On June 20-21, 2018, a group of 55 students and staff members visited the Geodetic Observatory Wettzell in the Bavarian Forest. It was impressive to see three VLBI radio telescopes, two satellite laser ranging systems, a Doris beacon, a ringlaser, etc at one place! Thanks to the team in Wettzell for the very interesting tour!

Advanced Geodesy Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:44:00 +0200
Review: GEO-Tag 2018

We would like to thank all visitors, participants, sponsors and helpers!

The Geo-Tag 2018 was a complete success and we are already looking forward to the next GEO Day!

For a few impressions of the day, have a look at the photos taken by Felix Zaussinger!

News Remote Sensing Photogrammetry Advanced Geodesy Engineering Geodesy Geoinformation Cartography Geophysics Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:27:00 +0200
PhD defense Tran

Montag, dem 25. Juni 2018, 15:00
Seminarraum 125, Gußhausstraße 25-29, Stiege 1, 2. Stock, 1040 Wien

Classification and change detection using point clouds
Giang TRAN

Abstract der Kurz-Präsentation siehe:

Announcements Photogrammetry Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:12:00 +0200
PhD defense Nguyen

Freitag, 22. Juni 2016, 10:00
Seminarraum 122, Gußhausstraße 27-29, Stiege 3, 3. Stock, Trakt CC, 1040 Wien

The use of sar backscatter time series for characterising rice phenology

Abstract der Kurz-Präsentation siehe:

Announcements Remote Sensing Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:15:00 +0200
EUMETSAT Science Blog reports on H SAF and drought detection

The EUMETSAT Science Blog reports on the use of satellite data within the H SAF project to detect soil moisture anomalies. Read the full article here:

How satellites can help detect impending droughts

Soil moisture anomalies in Europe from September to November 2017.

Remote Sensing Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:35:00 +0200
Robert Weber und Wolfgang Wagner im FFG-Beirat für Luft- und Raumfahrt

Der von der Österreichischen Forschungsgesellschaft FFG einberufene Beirat für Luft- und Raumfahrt soll Empfehlungen zur Umsetzung der europäischen und österreichischen Weltraumstrategie erarbeiten. Die konstituierende Sitzung fand am 11. Juni 2018 statt. Robert Weber und Wolfgang Wagner vertreten die Themen Navigation und Erdbeobachtung.

Robert Weber, Wolfgang Wagner

News Remote Sensing Advanced Geodesy Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:03:00 +0200
Best Presentation Award for Lukas Winiwarter

We are happy to inform that our colleague Lukas Winiwarter won the Best Presentation Award in the research area Intelligent Data Systems at the Vienna Young Scientists Symposium (VSS2018). Based on an audience vote, it was awarded for his presentation on the research on

Classification Of 3D Point Clouds Using Deep Neural Networks
Authors: L. Winiwarter, G. Mandlburger, N. Pfeifer, U. Sörgel

You can read the abstract here!

Photogrammetry Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:24:00 +0200
Twin radio telescope inaugurated at 79 degrees northern latitude

Five HG members took part in the 10th General Meeting of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen. On that occasion, the new twin radio telescope in NyAlesund was inaugurated after a 5 hours boat trip. Some of us suffered from seasickness, so it was well deserved. Due to the unique location, these observations are very valuable for geodesy.

Johannes Böhm, David Mayer, Jakob Gruber, Matthias Schartner, Andreas Hellerschmied, and the former members Maria Karbon and Benedikt Soja

Advanced Geodesy Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:48:00 +0200
Master defense Neugschwentner

Dienstag, 12.06.2018, 15:00 Uhr

Die Rückführung von Katastergrenzen: Ist die
Dokumentation von Änderungen im Kataster dafür gerüstet?

Seminarraum 127 (CD0324), Neues EI, Stiege 1, 3. Stock, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

Announcements Geoinformation Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:13:00 +0200
Master defense Smidek

Donnerstag, 07.06.2018, 13:00 Uhr

Analyse von Bewegungsdaten mit ArcGIS in der Cloud

Konferenzraum Höhere Geodäsie (CB0525), Neues EI, Stiege 2, 5. Stock,
Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

Announcements Geoinformation Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:11:00 +0200
HG @ Geodätentag 2018

Mid of May the Geodätentag took place in Steyr, where Higher Geodesy presented its research at the exhibition booth. The Geodätentag brings together the Austrian geodetic community every three years. Besides the exhibition, where industrial and research organizations present their products, lecture blocks are part of the program as well as excursions and other social events. This year's welcome lecture was given by the well known Austrian physicist and comedian Werner Gruber. After his talk he got a personal introduction to our research at our booth.

Werner Gruber visiting our exhibition booth at Geodätentag

Advanced Geodesy Wed, 30 May 2018 15:35:00 +0200
Robert Weber receives Friedrich Hopfner Medal 2018

Every four years, the Austrian Geodetic Commission confers the Friedrich Hopfner Medal, the highest geodetic award in Austria. The GEO Department and the research area Higher Geodesy in particular are very proud and happy that the medal 2018 will be presented to Robert Weber in the award ceremony this October. Congratulations!

Dr. Robert Weber

Friedrich Hopfner Medal

Advanced Geodesy Mon, 28 May 2018 13:22:00 +0200
Volta Summer School 2018: Automation in the Context of National Mapping Agency (NMA) Production

Save the date: 25–28 September 2018

The summer school is held and organized within the EU funded project VOLTA. The strategic aim of this summer school is to strengthen the ties between service providers, research institutions and national agencies in the domain of geodata. This will increase the efficiency of production and provide more and higher quality services to citizens. The school will feature lectures, practical works, demos and a study visit to a super Cloud computing centre. The main topics of the school are:

  • NMA activities and requirements in age of digital transformation and the changing demands
  • State of the art in geo data collection, classification and modelling
  • Point cloud processing and feature extraction, including Cloud computing

For more details and to register, please visit

Announcements Photogrammetry Tue, 15 May 2018 18:38:00 +0200
5th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop

The 5th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop will take place at George Mason University, Fairfax Campus (Washington DC area), USA 24–25 October 2018.

The abstract deadline is 30 June 2018 – for more information visit the workshop website!

The 4th workshop in this workshop series took place in 2017 at TU Wien.

Announcements Remote Sensing Mon, 07 May 2018 11:51:00 +0200
Master defense Niel

Montag, 30.04.2018, 10:00 Uhr

Elias NIEL
Kombination auf Normalgleichungsebene von VLBI und SLR für CONT14

Ort: Seminarraum 124 (CB0308), Neues EI, Stiege 2, 3. Stock, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

Announcements Advanced Geodesy Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:21:00 +0200
Master defense Maierhofer

Donnerstag, 26.04.2018, 13:00 Uhr

Electrical modeling for an improved understanding of GPR signatures in alpine permafrost

Ort: Seminarraum 124 (CB0308), Neues EI, Stiege 2, 3. Stock, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

Announcements Geophysics Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:20:00 +0200
Master defense Heinrich

Montag, 23.04.2018, 14:00 Uhr

Einfluss eines Dichtemodells auf die regionale Schwerefeldmodellierung

Seminarraum 124 (CB0308), Neues EI, Stiege 2, 3. Stock, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

Announcements Advanced Geodesy Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:18:00 +0200
Wolfgang Wagner speaks at TEDx

Wolfgang Wagner will be one of the speakers at the next TEDx TUWien, an independently organized TED event. The second installment of the event at TU Wien will take place on 5. 5. 2018 and is entitled “Shrink Big, Grow Small”. Wolfgang will talk about “Sharing is caring!”.

For more information and tickets visit

Announcements Remote Sensing Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:55:00 +0200
GEO contribute to European State of the Climate 2017 with C3S Long-term soil moisture

The European State of the Climate 2017 was recently published by Copernicus, the European Union's Earth Observation Programme. The TU Wien GEO CLIMERS group contributes to the report with soil moisture data produced as part of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S;

The European State of the Climate 2017 covers two main themes, the Climate in 2017 and Headline Climate Indicators.

The Climate in 2017 section discusses the annual and seasonal climate of last year in comparison with the 1981-2010 climate reference period. The Headline Climate Indicators focuses on long-term key indicators for global and regional climate change.

The C3S soil moisture data produced by TU Wien GEO in collaboration wih EODC and VanderSat have been used as one of the European wet and dry indicators and to illustrate the severe drought conditions observed in 2017 in Southwest Europe

The dataset is updated every 10 days with the latest satellite acquisitions and will distributed shortly through the C3S Climate Data Store.


Remote Sensing CLIMERS Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:22:00 +0200
Copernicus nutzbar machen II: Workshop-Präsentationen sind online

Unter dem Titel „Copernicus nutzbar machen“ veranstaltete das Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus (BMNT) in Kooperation mit dem BMVIT, der TU-Wien und dem EODC am 4. April 2018 einen Workshop. Ziel war es, anhand von konkreten Anwendungen aus verschiedenen Themenbereichen den möglichen Nutzen von Copernicus Daten für öffentliche Dienstleistungen und den hoheitlichen Bereich darzustellen.

Die Vorträge wurden nun auf er Seite des Bundesministeriums veröffentlicht.

Remote Sensing Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:13:00 +0200
Geo4Women summer job 2018

In order to increase the proportion of women in our remote sensing group, the research groups Microwave Remote Sensing (MRS) and Climate and Environmental Remote Sensing (CLIMERS) of the research area Remote Sensing, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (GEO) are offering a Geo4Women summer job to a female student who is interested in remote sensing.

The student shall work on a self-proposed project idea that should fit into one of our current research fields and be related to the datasets developed in our groups – please see our projects and our recent publications for reference.

We offer

  • a  full-time summer job for two months (40 hours per week)
  • a work space in our department
  • access to our data and infrastructure
  • flexible working times, a stimulating and friendly working environment and a motivated team.

Please apply if you are

  • female
  • a bachelor or master student in the fields of geodesy, geoinformation, geosciences or similar disciplines
  • familiar with the data we're working with and projects we're involved in
  • confident that your technical and programming expertise (python) fits our needs.

The application should include

  • a description of your proposed project work in a maximum of 2 to 3 pages
  • a motivation letter
  • your CV, including information on your technical, programming and remote sensing experience
  • the keyword geo4women in the subject of the email.

The salary for this position is based on the Austrian regulations for university staff. The monthly minimum salary will be € 2001,60 (based on full-time employment).

If you are interested, please send your application to rs-sek (at) until May 1st, 2018.

International applications are welcome. However, we cannot offer any support in travel, accommodation and visa matters.

Open Positions CLIMERS Remote Sensing Women4Geo Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:35:00 +0200
DriDanube - Let's talk about drought!

The DriDanube project addresses the risks and impacts of drought in the Danube region, aiming at an efficient and operative drought management.

Have a look at this new presentation video which introduces the tools that are developed by the DriDanube team – 15 partners from 10 Danube countries with support from 8 Associated Strategic Partners.

For more information please visit the DriDanube project's website at:

Remote Sensing Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:24:00 +0200
Seminar der Geowissenschaften Sommersemester 2018 Vortragstermine

PICO-presentations will be at June 4 and June 25. The list of presentations for each of the dates are as follows:

Presentation for June 4:

  • KOFLER Georg (David MAYER) ICR
  • KRALOVA Veronika (Bernhard BAUER-MARSCHALLINGER) Monitoring Penguins using Remote Sensing Data
  • KRENN Armin (Johannes BÖHM) Die Geschichte der SI-Sekunde
  • LANGAR Tomas (t.b.a.) t.b.a.
  • PUTRI Nabila (Johannes BÖHM) Indonesian Cors Network
  • SHABANI Abnor (Michael WIMMER/Norbert PFEIFER) MLS for the mapping of road space

Presentations on June 25:

  • BACHMANN Sabine (Johannes BÖHM) GAIA
  • BEKENOVA Aizhan (Günther RETSCHER) WLAN Indoor Positionierung mit intelligenten Wegpunkten
  • DALLINGER Kristina (Gerhard NAVRATIL) Digitaler Plan
  • DYMARSKA Natalia (Robert WEBER) Assimilation of GNSS Data into Numerical Weather Prediction models
  • MAYR Martin (Adrian FLORES-OROZCO) Prospecting of slag heap volumes and masses through the use of induced polarisation
  • ÖHLKNECHT Yannic (Andreas HELLERSCHMIED) VLBZ zu Satelliten
  • PANIC Dragana (Ioannis GIANNOPOULOS) Local Social Media Feeds for Disaster Management)
  • TEODORI Gilles (Hans NEUNER / Andreas ETTLINGER) Einfluss von Nicht-Linearitäten auf den Innovationstest in einem Kalman-Filter für die Fußgängernavigation
  • WICKER Herbert (Adrian FLORES-OROZCO) Waterborne electrical resistivity tomography - the imaging of riverbeds

Announcements Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0200
African VLBI Network School 2018

Matthias Schartner and David Mayer taught at the African VLBI Network (AVN) School in March 2018 in Hartebeesthoek, South Africa. Similar to 2017, they gave lectures about geodetic VLBI and presented practical exercises with the Vienna VLBI and Satellite Software (VieVS).

Students and teachers at the AVN School 2018

Matthias demonstrating the intricacies of VLBI scheduling

Advanced Geodesy Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:30:00 +0200
SAR Data Processing Specialist

The Remote Sensing research group of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, TU Wien is currently looking to recruit a motivated

SAR Data Processing Specialist (m/f)

You enjoy working in a scientific environment at the leading edge of research in remote sensing? You want to work with researchers towards excellent solutions to the technical problems that scientific work poses? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this job is for you!

Our group comprises about 30 staff members currently working on approximately 20 projects supported by various national, European and international programs, grants and funding sources.

To support the research work of our team, we are looking for a skilled SAR data processing specialist with a background or interest in geospatial sciences.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Processing and analysis of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data
  • Developing scientific algorithms in the fields of radar remote sensing, image processing, Big Data analysis
  • Contribution in software development using object-oriented programing language
  • Prototyping, implementing, and testing of processing chains and generation of value-added products
  • Writing technical documents, project reports and scientific journal papers


Your Profile:

  • Master (or equivalent) degree OR PhD degree in geodesy, geoinformation sciences, informatics, physical geography, mathematics, or similar
  • Excellent programming skills (Python and/or IDL, Matlab, Fortran, C++, …)
  • Experience in SAR signal processing and derivation of geophysical parameters from SAR (e.g. soil moisture, water bodies, vegetation, snow and ice, …)
  • Strong analytical and technical skills and problem solving capability
  • Solid knowledge of statistical methods for temporal and spatial analysis of scientific data
  • Good written and spoken communication skills in English


We Offer:

  • The opportunity to work in an innovative, dynamic and successful team
  • The salary for this full time (40 hrs/week) position is based on the Austrian regulations for university staff. The monthly minimum is € 2.794,60 for a Pre-Doc respectively € 3.711,70 for a Post-Doc position. The monthly salary is paid 14 times per year. The position will be time-limited; the duration is subject of negotiation.
  • Possibility to enroll in the PhD program of TU Wien
  • Flexible working hours
  • Workplace close to city center, metro and main train station
  • A stimulating and friendly working environment at the department


If this job opportunity fits your career development plans, we are looking forward to receiving your application in English (cover letter, CV, relevant publications and references) and in one single PDF file via e-mail to rs-sek (at)

Candidate selection will start on May 1st, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. TU Wien will not refund any cost occurred in the course of an application.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner
TU Wien
Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation
Research Group Remote Sensing
Gußhausstraße 27-29, E 120.1
1040 Vienna, Austria

Remote Sensing Open Positions Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:32:00 +0200
Univ.-Ass.-Stelle Ingenieurgeodäsie

An der Fakultät für Mathematik und Geoinformation, Department für Geodäsie und Geoinformation, Forschungsgruppe Ingenieurgeodäsie (E120.5), ist eine Stelle für eine_n Assistent_in voraussichtlich ab 2.5.2018 auf die Dauer von 4 Jahren, Gehaltsgruppe B1, mit einem Beschäftigungsausmaß von 25 Wochenstunden zu besetzen.

Das monatliche Mindestentgelt für diese Gehaltsgruppe beträgt derzeit EUR 1.746,60 brutto (14x jährlich). Aufgrund tätigkeitsbezogener Vorerfahrungen kann sich das Entgelt erhöhen.

Abgeschlossenes Magister-, Diplom-, Masterstudium der Fachrichtung Geodäsie und Geoinformation bzw. gleichwertiges Universitätsstudium im In- oder Ausland

Sonstige Kenntnisse:
Erfahrungen im Umgang mit Punktwolken insbesondere bei der Quantifizierung und der Modellierung von systematischen Einflüssen auf die Qualität von Punktwolken sind von Vorteil. Die Bereitschaft zur Weiterentwicklung und zur robotergestützten Automatisierung bestehender Prüf- und Kalbriervorgänge unter Einsatz von Industriemesstechnik wird erwartet. Messtechnische Erfahrung aus technischen Projekten mit hohem Genauigkeitsanspruch wird sehr begrüßt.

Bewerbungsfrist: bis 26.4.2018 (Datum des Poststempels)
Bewerbungen richten Sie an die Personaladministration, Fachbereich wiss. Personal der TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien. Onlinebewerbungen an barbara.triebl-kraus (at)
Die Bewerber und Bewerberinnen haben keinen Anspruch auf Abgeltung angefallener Reise- und Aufenthaltskosten,  die aus Anlass des Aufnahmeverfahrens entstanden  sind.

Open Positions Engineering Geodesy Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:32:00 +0200
Einladung zum #GEOTAG am 8. Juni 2018

Geodäsie und Geoinformation wird an der TU Wien als Bachelor- und Masterstudium angeboten. Geo-Was?

Um diese und viele weitere Frage rund um die Themenfelder Geodäsie und Geoinformation zu beantworten, findet heuer zum ersten Mal der GEO-Tag statt.

Alle Details hier!


Announcements Remote Sensing Photogrammetry Advanced Geodesy Engineering Geodesy Geoinformation Cartography Geophysics CLIMERS Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:18:00 +0100