Geodata acquisition

University of Salzburg

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Core facility (CF)

Short Description

1.Photogrammetry / UAS - Unmanned Aerial Systems (civilian drone): GeoCopter / UAS, various cameras and measuring equipment
2. GNSS / Surveying: Various GNSS / GPS surveying equipment
3. General recording or evaluation devices

Contact Person

Mag. Gerald Griesebner

Research Services

UAS / GeoCopter / Photogrammetry: Immediate near-field recordings at close range with correspondingly high ground resolution + additional or other sensors for data acquisition (temperature, infrared, gas sensors, etc.)

GNSS (including correction data for the City of Salzburg area): Surveying of all types and requirements (from meters to the CM area - frequency measurements incl. Correction service)

Analysis and calculations: Evaluation procedures based on orthophoto generation to the modeling of detailed terrain or surface models

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

1. Photogrammetry / UAS - Unmanned Aerial Systems (civilian drone): Here, above all, the GeoCopter / UAS serves as a carrier for camera and measuring equipment with the primary goal of taking up-to-date aerial photographs and evaluating them with a variety of methods. This goes beyond the creation of simple orthophotos (=geo-referenced terrain corrected aerial photos) via evaluation methods to automatically generate detailed, fully textured 3D or surface models from photos to special sensors in which the UAS serves as a carrier.

2. GNSS / Surveying: Depending on the requirement profile, GNSS receivers with an accuracy from 2 meters up to 2/3 cm are used in numerous research questions (Monitoring, registering point measurements - see also point 1, glaciological measurements ....).

3. General recording or evaluation devices: This includes, above all, IT infrastructure that is suitable for data recording in the field (outdoor), suitable in its construction and robustness (data logger) or corresponding performance for sometimes very computational-intensive analysis - and modeling calculations required (server).

Mag. Gerald Griesebner
Fachbereich Geographie und Geologie
0043 662 8044 5239
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Department of Ancient Studies, University of Salzburg
Upper Austrian State Museum, Linz
Institute for Southeast Alpine Bronze and Iron Age Research ISBE, Graz - St. Peter
Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Salzburg
Research Studios Austria - Studio iSPACE, Salzburg
Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg
Salzburg State / Department of Water Protection
2019 - 2021

UAS – Aufnahmen der Uferbereiche („Schilfgürtel“) der Trumer Seen (Obertrumersee, Mattsee, Grabensee)und deren Klassifizierung
2019 -2020

FUTURELAKES - Formation and future evolution of glacier lakes in Austria
Jan-Christoph Otto, Markus Keuschnig
Austrian Academy of Sciences , ÖAW

SedyMONT - Sediment budgets of glacier forefields
Lothar Schrott, Jan-Christoph Otto
FWF - Permafrost distribution in Austria
Lothar Schrott, Jan-Christoph Otto
Verschiedene Quellen
Evaluierung terrestrischer und UAS-basierter photogrammetrischer Datenprodukte Evaluation of Terrestrial and UAS-based Photogrammetric Data Products
Sebastian d’Oleire-Oltmanns, Bernd Lackner
Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, University of Salzburg

Postglacial sediment storage and rockwall retreat in a semi-closed inner-alpine sedimentary basin (Gradenmoos, Hohe Tauern, Austria)
Götz J., Otto J.-C. & L. Schrott
Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria Vol. 36/1, 63-80
DOI: 10.4461/GFDQ.2013.36.5

Detection of mountain permafrost by combining high-resolution surface and subsurface information – An example from the Glatzbach catchment, Austrian Alps
Otto J.-C., Keuschnig M., Götz J., Marbach M. and Schrott L.
Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography, 94, 43-57
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0459.2012.00455.x.