The group focuses on technologies underpinning 3D geo-data and the integration with Building Information Models (BIMs) and aims at designing, developing, and implementing open data and open source solutions to model cities, buildings, and landscapes in 3D for environmental and urban studies. Open Science is an important principle of our research. We are also the main provider of education in the MSc Geomatics.
It is a multidisciplinary group of about 25 people, including computer scientists, geomatics engineers, and geographers. It has a history of successful collaborations with the industry and the government: its research has led to software and international standards for the management of 3D geographic information. The staff of the group is active in several international organisations such as the Open Geospatial Consortium, EuroSDR, and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Nationally we have strong links to Kadaster and Geonovum.
Our research funding mostly comes from the following organisations: