Gottfried Konecny

Modern digital construction sites are based on the principle of the Digital Terrain Model. Photogrammetry is similar to 3D scanning of objects. Gottfried Konecny has also shaped this internationally for over 50 years. Early on, he recognized the importance of using satellite-based surveying, and in the early 1970s he created his own field of work.

Konecny became acquainted with surveying during his school years. From 1950 he studied surveying at the Technical University of Munich, then transferred to Ohio State University on a Fulbright scholarship. At the University of New Brunswick, he was involved in establishing the first English-language course of study in surveying in Canada, which he headed as a full professor.

Konecny has received numerous international honors, including the Earl J. Fennell Award from the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, the Team Achievement Award from the European Space Agency, and the Photogrammetric Award, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

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