With the help of the spatial reference, approaches and perspectives from different disciplines can be brought together and the complexity of systems can be represented and analysed. Geographical information systems (GIS) thus make it possible to develop spatial

spatial data as well as interdisciplinary work. The GIS laboratory sees itself as a "service centre for spatial issues". In this way, environmental and energy technology systems can be placed in relation to environmental data, urban planning framework conditions, sociological data, etc., in order to enable comprehensive and sustainable planning. Another aspect is the communication of planning processes and the support of participation.


In addition, the technical and content-related interfaces to Building Information Modelling and 3D building models are being investigated.


The GIS laboratory is currently under construction.

Teaching integration


In preparation:

  • SubVision: An interdisciplinary planning and visualisation environment for urban, underground lifelines; internal funding of transfer pilots (status: application).
  • Geodata platform for interdisciplinary teaching, partial aspect of the "Innovative University Teaching" application (status: outline)


  • ESRI Campus (national licence)
  • 3D visualisation (under construction)
  • Geodata platform for interdisciplinary teaching and learning (conception)


Porträtfoto Jürgen Knies

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Knies
Infrastrukturplanung umwelt- und energietechnischer Anlagen
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