Here we are! The students from 13th GEOENGINE generation arrived and are welcomed by the members of the Institutes of Geodesy and Geoinformatics. This generation is a small but amazing group of 16 students from 6 different countries. Good luck to all of you and great success with your studies. Enjoy your time in Stuttgart!
- Award Ceremony 2017, December 8, 2017
- Students on Tour: Visiting the DLR Earth Observation Centre and the IGI company
- GEOENGINE Student's Welcome 2017, October 16, 2017
It is good tradition that the Institute for Photogrammetry (ifp) regularly organizes excursions to (sometimes impressively) illustrate the dry theory from lectures. Again we visited the facilities of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, with special focus on the Earth Observation acitivities. It was quite impressive to get into touch with experts and flying sensors, to see the huge chamber for radar antenna calibration, to visit the Galileo Satellite Navigation Control Centre and to get a first insight view in the different ongoing research works.
Just two weeks later we continued with a two days tour, heading north into the Siegerland area. This is where a small, but highly innovative company is located, the IGI GmbH. Originally this company has its roots in the Computer Aided Flight Navigation for photogrammetric survey missions, then they extended their portfolio to high performance integrated GNSS/inertial systems for direct georeferencing of airborne sensors, and nowadays they also are experts in the field of mobile (terrestrial and airborne) mapping – including a latest technology large-format and oblique urban mapping camera. The company is well known for its flexibility to realize customized mapping solutions with any kind of sensors.
Students were very much impressed on the different options and topics to work on, after successfully having finished their Master degree!
|The DLR flight hangar at the DLR airport in Oberpfaffenhofen. One half of the group can be seen on the picture, together with Prof. Günter Strunz from DLR who kindly invited us to visit this place.|
|The group at the IGI company, as imaged by a thermal camera – notice the cold glasses and noses! The group just entered the seminar room from cold outside!|
Here we are! The students from 12th GEOENGINE generation arrived and are welcomed by the members of the Institutes of Geodesy and Geoinformatics. This generation is an amazing group of 22 students from 9 different countries. Good luck to all of you and great success with your studies. Enjoy your time in Stuttgart!
|The GEOENGINE twelfth generation students at Universität Stuttgart.|
- Award Ceremony 2016, December 2, 2016
- Photogrammetric Excursion, November 10-11, 2016
- Excursion to DLR Earth Observation Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, October 28, 2016
- GEOENGINE Student's Welcome 2016, October 17, 2016
- Multicultural Evening, June 22, 2016
- Excursion to Hexagon Geosystems in Aalen, June 2, 2016
Here we are! The students from 11th GEOENGINE generation arrived and are welcomed by the members of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics. This generation is an amazing group of 28 students from 11 different countries. Good luck to all of you and great success with your studies. Enjoy your time in Stuttgart!
|The GEOENGINE eleventh generation students at Universität Stuttgart.|
- 2-Day's Excursion to IGI company (Kreuztal) and the city of Koblenz
- GEOENGINE Student's Welcome 2015, October 12, 2015
- Visit to ZI-Imaging Aalen, June 25, 2015
- Visit of Leica Geosystems in Heerbrugg/Switzerland, January 30, 2015
- Excursion to German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, January 23, 2015
Here we are! The students from 10th GEOENGINE generation arrived and are welcomed by the members of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics. This generation is an amazing group of 32 students from 16 different countries. Good luck to all of you and great success with your studies. Enjoy your time in Stuttgart!
|The GEOENGINE tenth generation students at Universität Stuttgart.|
- Award Ceremony 2014, December 5, 2014
- GEOENGINE Student's Welcome 2014, October 13, 2014
- ifp Excursion to IGI Company, Kreuztal - Leica Camera Wetzlar, June 26-27, 2014
This year, the Geoengine awards were officially given to the awardees of the 8th generation at the occasion of the 2nd Geodetic Colloquium on December 5. It was Ms. Lavinia Stefania Garoiu and Mr. Renjie Zhu for the MS Photogrammetry Vexcel Imaging Scholarships, and Mr. Abdalmenem Owda and Ms. Tong Wang for the IGI Scholarships. In addition to this, Mr. Cihat Bertan Berdanoglu, Mr. Wen Huang, Mr. Milos Nanic, Ms. Yuqi Wang, Mr. Meisam Alhajaj Lafte and Mr. Aozhi Liu were awarded the DAAD/STIBET scholarships.
|Prof. W. Keller (Associate Dean (Academic)) opens the 2014 Geoengine award ceremony by thanking the sponsors for their support.||Congratulations from Prof. Keller to the winners of the MS Photogrammetry Vexcel Imaging and IGI price Ms. L. S. Garoiu, Mr. A. Owda, Mr. R. Zhu and Ms. T. Wang|
Mr. M. Nanic & Ms. Y. Wang
Mr. W. Huang
|The 2014 GEOENGINE Awardees from the 8th generation:
Ms. T. Wang, Mr. A. Liu, Mr. M. Nanic, Ms. L. S. Garoiu, Mr. W. Huang, Mr. R. Zhu, Ms. Y. Wang, Mr. A. Owda & Mr. M. Alhajaj Lafte
(from left to right)
Here we are! The students from 9th GEOENGINE generation arrived and are welcomed by the members of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatis. This generation is an amazing group of 44 students from 13 different countries. Good luck to all of you and great success with your studies. Enjoy your time in Stuttgart!
|The GEOENGINE nineth generation students at Universität Stuttgart.|
- GEOENGINE Integrated Fieldwork, July 15-26, 2013
- Excursion Tour to Leica Geosystems in Heerbrugg/Switzerland, February 8, 2013
- Excursion to German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, January 30, 2013
It is like a tradition that GEOENGINE students need to learn in the field so called “Integrated Fieldwork”. As we know, GEOENGINE course teaches us how to become a chief in the field of Geoinformatics. We studied hard throughout the semesters since we have studied all the theories and principles we need to bring the knowledge learned into practice. It was not only us, but also German Bachelor students who have to work with us. This was the great opportunity for us to learn to work together, learn to work as a team, share experiences and comment on the work as well as cultural exchanges between nations. This is the best time in GEOENGINE course.
This year we were divided into eight groups to work in different kind of data acquisitions and then we combined the results all together that’s why we call it “Integrated Fieldwork”. There were something that we might not clearly understand in the class but when we were practiced in the field we could understand easily (Learning by doing). we have lived under the same roof for almost two weeks we have learned to live together sharing and helping each other. These are the important things in life.
Two weeks of the fieldwork we get to know each other more and more and our relationship get closer and stronger not among only GEOENGINE students but also the German students as well. This is the important part of training in the field apart from the knowledge that we were gained from the fieldwork.
Finally, thanks to the professors, the supervisors, the students and everyone who made this event successful.
Now, let’s see what we have done in our fieldwork.
Report kindly provided by: Mr. Abdul Rehman Abdullah (7th generation GEOENGINE)
As a tradition of the Universität Stuttgart, excursion tours are usually organized to provide the students the opportunity to closely examine the things which they have studied so far in reality. For this reason the 7th generation of GEOENGINE students together with students from the German Bachelor program visited Leica Geosystems in Heerbrugg/Switzerland. It was the 4th time the students visited this facility and this excursion is usually organized at the end of every winter term in a year. It was a snowy winter and a wonderful tour for most of the new students who visited the Switzerland first time in their life which is also called the playground of Europe.
First of all the students accompanied with Prof. Fritsch enjoys the warm welcome from the Leica Geosystems staff with Swiss breakfast. Then the main presentation session begins with an overview of the Leica product portfolio with a special focus on the future visions of this company as part of the Hexagon group. After that students enjoys the Swiss food with drinks in the lunch. Then students had the chance to visit the major production areas into two groups in the factory. The highlight was the assembly and calibration of the terrestrial laser scanners, the so-called High-definition Surveying systems of the Leica and the digital airborne sensors.
After this informative tour there was the last presentation session on Photogrammetry And Geospatial Solutions. Last but definitely not the least students really appreciate the hospitality of the Leica Geosystems staff who even cares for their lunch-packages when leaving Heerbrugg. While sitting in the bus and coming back to Stuttgart the weather was great, particularly the view of Lake Constance. In a nutshell, it was the unforgettable and a very informative excursion tour.
Report kindly provided by: Mr. Abdul Rehman Abdullah (7th generation GEOENGINE)
In order to provide the corporate sector with well-trained human resource and qualified Engineers, excursion tours (in other words Industrial Trips) are usually organized for students to forget the heavy Term work and daily routine for some time and enjoy in the full sense of humor. To refresh the minds of GEOENGINE 7th generation, together with the students from the German Bachelor program visited the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt) abbreviated as DLR, facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen, nearby Munich. It was the second time the students visited this facility as the pioneer of this idea was also from the GEOENGINE.
This excursion gave the students opportunity to learn about the practical things related to their study Program. During the visit, the students get the first Welcome and Introduction to the Earth Observation Center by Prof. Günter Strunz. Later on, there were two more presentation sessions from Prof. Peter Reinartz on current work in Photogrammetry, 3D and Airborne Real Time Monitoring, and from Dr. Sandro Martinis on Information Extraction from Remote Sensing for Disaster Management Applications.
After that there was an interesting tour to the WorldView-2 Earth Observation Ground station in the building of Earth Observation Center (EOC). In the afternoon students enjoy the taste of German food at the DLR Kantine. We are thankful to Prof. Gerd Hirzinger for giving the students time from his busy schedule and presenting the latest research going on in Robotik und Mechatronik Zentrum (RMC) at DLR. He also took the students to RMC laboratory and grand workshop where state of the art research was going on and it was the most intrusting part in the whole excursion for the students.
Furthermore, this trip really helped the students to up-to-date their knowledge and to make Satellite Geodesy & Geoinformatics understandable. Besides this excursion also inspired the students who are interested to do their Masters Thesis or Internship in DLR and provide them the opportunity to think, in which particular area they are more interested in and what are the latest trends going on in the Advance research. We are positive that our students will show competence, dedication and strong work ethics after this Excursion trip.