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Dr.-Ing. Gotthard Meinel

Dr.- Ing. Geoinformatics Specialist

Head of Research Area Monitoring of Settlement and Open Space Development

Phone +49 351 4679 254

Research Interests

Research area is geoinformatics including remote sensing image processing methods. The focus is on automated evaluations of large geodata data sets. Special interest is given to methods of monitoring land use developments and building stock including their automated collection. This includes the development of indicators, including visualization technologies.

Professional Experience

Since 2009

Head of Research Area Monitoring of Settlement and Open Space Development


Head of Research focus Monitoring of Settlement and Open Space Development


Department Head of Central Tasks and Geoinformation

Since 1992

Project Manager of the Department of Science-GIS-Remote Sensing at the IOER





Postgraduate studies in biomathematics and degree in specialist mathematics


Research associate at Medical Academy Dresden


Diplom in information technology at the Technical University of Dresden

List of Projects

Diversity of Insects in Nature protected Areas (DINA), BMBF, 2019-2023

Social-spatial science research data infrastructure (SORA), DFG, 2016-2021

Research databank on non-residential buildings (ENOB:dataNWG). Gathering of representative primary data for the statistically valid analysis and evaluation of the structure and energetic quality of Germany’s stock of non-residential buildings. (ENOB:DataNWG), BMWi, 2015-2021

Open data for teaching and research in spatial studies- Case study monitoring (OpenGeoEdu), BMVI, 2017-2020

Metadata Management for Applied Sciences (MaSi), DFG, 2015-2019

Big Data Competence Center ScaDS Dresden / Leipzig, ScaDS.AI, BMBF, 2014-2022

Quantitative settlement structure analysis

survey, description, evaluation, visualization- methodological contributions for the understanding of settlement structures DFG,  2010-2013