At the chair of GIScience, highly accurate RTK GNSS surveying is used for teaching and research. In the area in and around Heidelberg, surveys within the same coordinate reference system are now possible thanks to a fixed point recently installed by the group on the top of a university building.
Teaching projects similar to the successfull laser scanning course ‘hydrochange‘ (check also the documentary and the blog entry as well as the blog entry for the course 2014) or other field trips conducted in the frame of Geography courses now benefit not only from learning how state-of-the-art technology works, but also from the opportunity to analyse the combined data of different field campaigns within a common and reliable coordinate system.
Also, research projects dealing with objects in and around Heidelberg (e.g. CAP4Access, MUSIEKE) profit from the opportunity to capture high-end geodata, for example as a reliable source of reference measurements.