Office address:
Im Neuenheimer Feld 329
Room 125

Postal address:
Berliner Straße 48
69120 Heidelberg

Telefon: +49 6221 54-5594
Fax: +49 6221 54-4529

Office Hours
by arrangement

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Höfle

Detailed information on research projects and publications can be found here:

Research interests

  • Geoprocessing Algorithms for Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Object-Based Image and 3D Point Cloud Analysis
  • Multi-Source Geoinformation Fusion
  • 3D Spatial Data and Analysis Infrastructures
  • LiDAR Applications in Geosciences
  • Radiometric Calibration and Analysis of LiDAR Data

Offered courses (since summer 2010)

  • Seminar and lab: GeoScripting - Automation of Geographic Analyses with Python
  • Seminar and lab: Spatial data modeling for spatial database systems
  • Seminar and lab: GIS analysis with free and open source software
  • Seminar, lab and field course: Acquisition and analysis of laser scanning data in physical geography
  • Seminar and lab: Introduction to Open Source GIS - GRASS GIS I
  • Seminar: Journal Club - 3D Geoinformation
  • Excursion: Applied Geoinformatics in Western Austria

See LSF for further information

Curriculum vitae

  • since 2015 Council Member of International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE)
  • since 2014 Co-Chair of Working Group Geoinformatics of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (DGPF)
  • 2014/2015 Guest Professor at University of Vienna (Austria) at the Department of Geography and Regional Research
  • since 2013 Member of the Executive Board, Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE), University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • since 09/2011 Juniorprofessor of GIScience and 3D Spatial Data Processing at the Institute of Geography, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 03/2010 - 08/2011 Group Leader in GIScience and 3D Data Analysis at the Institute of Geography, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 09/2009-02/2010 Research Assistant (PostDoc) at the Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (IGF), University of Osnabrück, Germany
  • 09/2008 - 04/2009 Secretary of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission VII
  • 10/2007 - 06/2009 Research Assistant (PostDoc) at the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF), Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • 10/2007 Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr.rer.nat) with Excellence
  • 02/2005-10/2007 Doctoral programme at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, with area of dissertation in Physical Geography and Geoinformatics
  • 02/2005 - 09/2007 Junior Researcher at the alpS – Centre for Natural Hazard Management, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 01/2005 Master of Science (Mag.rer.nat) with Excellence
  • 08/2003-06/2004 Studies of Natural Sciences at the Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 10/1999-01/2005 Studies of Geography at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
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