Photogrammety as sub-area of remote sensing has been one of the basic fields of the Institute’s activities since its foundation in 1953. Until 2000 this was also part of its name – Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry (IGF).

The Institute follows the development of remote sensing, which includes beside aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry also laser scanning and the use of satellite images. From the aerial photographs of cyclical aerial survey of Slovenia (CAS) we produce and maintain topographic maps of different scales, prepare technical conditions for the implementation of CAS and control the quality of implementation. From aerial photographs we produce orthophoto, digital relief and surface model, 3D models of villages and towns and acquire all types of 3D vector data.

By using terrestrial photogrammetry we have produced numerous 3D models of cultural monuments for the needs of the maintenance and reconstruction of cultural heritage objects. We have also developed a method of photogrammetric mapping of traffic accidents. For the laser scanning of Slovenia we prepared technical conditions and controlled the quality of processes. The most important of them are classification of georeferenced point cloud, converging ellipsoid height into altitudes and control of height and plane precision of the digital relief model (DMR).

We are skilled for data processing from laser scanning and for the preparation of many different products. We have developed a method of simple parameter determination for laser scanning that helps our customers define the demands for their contractors.

Satellite images are used for the control of subsidies in agriculture. They allow the extraction of information about ground cover, environmental and spatial issues, prevalence of specific agricultural culture and extent of flood areas.

Head of department:
mag. Vasja Bric