The Team

Gisbert Sacher, director:

Gisbert is responsible for acquisition and costumer support.
He has a wide-range of experience in the heritage sector and is specialised in architectural photogrammetry and digital image processing.
His area of responsibility are applications in analogue photography and the liaison with various partners in the documentation of fine art by multi-spectral (UV, IR), thermal imagery and mobile radiography (X-ray).

1959born in Dessau
academic education
1980 - 1985Geodesy, Technical University Dresden
Main subject: photogrammetry
Diploma thesis: Applications of multi-spectral imagery in the preservation and conservation of ancient monuments and fine art.
employment
1980VEB Kombinat Geodäsie und Kartographie, Dessau: engineering survey, site plan and topographic map, deformation monitoring
1985 - 1990Messbildstelle Halle, geomatics officer for the preservation of ancient monuments
1990 - 1992Messbildstelle GmbH, Halle office office manager: acquisition and project management,survey photography, metric survey of buildings, engineering survey, image processing, analogue photography/photogrammetry, photo lab work
1993Foundation of fokus GmbH Leipzig

Gunnar Siedler, director:

Gunnar is responsible for research, development and project management.
He has a wide-range of experience in recording cultural heritage by totalstation and digital photogrammetry and carries out deformation monitoring as well as the photogrammetric evaluation of historic photographs.
In the area of software engineering, he creates the conceptual design of new applications and provides training as well as customer support.

1965born in Greiz
academic education
1987 - 1992Geomatics, Technical University Dresden
Main subjects: Photogrammetry, Geoinformatics
Diploma thesis: The use of digital recording systems in architectural photogrammetry
employment
1992Institut für Geoinformationssysteme Leipzig GmbH
large-scale maps in field and office work
1993Foundation of fokus GmbH Leipzig

Mario Weit:

Mario is responsible for acquisition and costumer support in Berlin/Brandenburg and in Northern Germany.
His long-standing experience in the cultural heritage sector comprises architectural photogrammetry, totalstation surveys of buildings and engineering surveys.
His specialist area are image processing and 3D-visualisation.
In Berlin/Brandenburg and Northern Germany, he is responsible for the distribution of our software and customer support.

1958born in Seelow
academic education
1974 - 1976Vocational education as skilled worker for surveying
1979 - 1982Surveying, Dresden Polytechnics for Geodesy and Cartography
Diploma thesis: Installation of a control distance for checking optical and electro-optical distance measurement instruments
employment
1976 - 1979VEB Kombinat Geodäsie und Kartographie Leipzig
large-scale maps in field and office work
1982 - 1985VEB Kombinat Geodäsie und Kartographie Frankfurt/Oder
engineering surveys, survey of buildings, deformation measurement
1985 - 1989Messbildstelle Halle, geomatics officer for the preservation of ancient monuments
1989 - 1990Badische Luftbildmessung
aerial and architectural photogrammetry and totalstation survey of buildings
1991 - 2004Messbildstelle GmbH, Berlin office
acquisition and project management as office manager, survey photography, totalstation survey of buildings, engineering survey, digital photogrammetry, image processing and 3D-visualisation
2005 - 2006MBE GmbH Kelkheim, Frankfurt/Main
3D-Laserscanning, as-built plans for Facility Management, totalstation survey of buildings
2007 - fokus GmbH Leipzig, Berlin office
acquisition and project management as office manager, survey photography, totalstation survey of buildings, engineering survey, digital photogrammetry, image processing and 3D-visualisation