The Geoinformation Industry refers to businesses that use automated processes in collecting, digitizing, processing and transmitting location-based data or rather geographical information.
- New, interdisciplinary field targeted at enabling new uses
- Forms the basis for new information technology products, services and applications
- Highly valued economic asset in the modern information and communication society
- Tremendous growth potential extends to related sectors
- Growing demand for geoinformation services, due in part to specialization and geographic separation of production processes, which are interlinked across the globe
- Smart City
- Administration and management of real estate and properties
- Real estate marketing
- Agriculture and forestry
- Transportation telematics
- Monitoring and management of supply infrastructure
- Remote sensing
- Location-based services
The geoinformation industry in the capital region
- About 2,200 employees
- Production of geoinformation products and services
- The spectrum of businesses in this field ranges from surveyors to internet-based geodata service providers.
- Comprehensive geoinformation databases at a high technological and organizational level
- The use and exploitation of geodata in business processes that interlink multiple institutions or departments within an institution has meant that systemic barriers have been overcome.
- Technological underpinnings, components for a geodata infrastructure, international standards (such as OGC, OMG, ISO) and standard products facilitate the linkage of different platforms
Research and development
The capital region is distinguished by an especially productive research environment for the geoinformation industry.
This results in outstanding opportunities for training and education and the pool of highly qualified specialists is large.
- Technical University of Berlin, Institute of Computer Engineering and Microelectronics
School VI, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Computer Vision and Remote Sensing.
- Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Geomatics
Fields: Geoinformation Systems (GIS), Cartography and Geographical Remote Sensing