Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research
Fraunhoferstrasse 5
64283 Darmstadt

Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (FHG-IGD)

Fraunhofer IGD focuses on the development of product prototypes (hard- and software) and the realization of concepts, models, and solutions for computer graphics and its adoption to specific application requirements. The work is rounded off by object-oriented basic research projects and the realization of single devices and computer graphics systems with pilot character (e.g. virtual and augmented reality, mobile computing, and security technologies). Three of the major subjects, Fraunhofer IGD is dealing with are industrial applications, animation and image communication as well as graphical information systems, with the focus on spatial and geographic information systems. The tasks of the Graphic Information Systems (GIS) Department are research, development and services in the field of Graphic Information Systems, especially on 3D GIS, Location-based Services and Geo- & Metadata-Services. The activities cover research as well as end-user and producer-relevant services. The department has broad experience in the execution of national and international projects. FHG-IGD acts as co-ordinator of the GMES project HUMBOLDT and is one of the main partners in technological and scientific work of the project. Fraunhofer IGD is one of the organisers of the German, Austrian and Swiss SDI Best Practice Workshop, which will take place on December 2-3, 2008 in Darmstadt, Germany.