Use of computer in Geoinformatics

Geoinformation science engineers with the top-notch, interdisciplinary education our department provides are highly sought after in the professional world. Our graduates go on to succeed in diverse occupational fields, including geoinformation sciences, remote sensing, cartography, surveying, computer science, business and project management. Students graduate from our degree programmes with experience gained through internships and as well as hands-on training in software packages or modern sensor systems.

All of our degree programmes are taught in German.

This interdisciplinary field evolved from the traditional field of surveying, and integrates spatial computer science with modern techniques for 3D measurement and visualisation of geo-objects.

Mathematics, computer science and communication technology come together to allow students to develop novel navigation applications and positioning devices.

Maps today are three-dimensional, interactive and multimedia-based. Students in this programme help take the longstanding tradition of cartography into the future.

Designed for students with a bachelor's degree in computer science, geoinformatics, cartography, or geography, this programme teaches how to use modern technological methods to collect, analyse, and visualise spatial data and processes.

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Why is bioinformatics useful?

The human genome has 3 billion nucleotides, and a single change can cause a deadly disease. To give you an idea of the scale, if read aloud it would take 9.5 years to get through the sequence in a single cell.
a computer there is no practical way to access and analyze this data.

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