Deformation Monitoring for the 21st Century

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Our research at the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences aims to discover new ways of ensuring the stability and structural integrity of buildings, terrain, and other observed objects by moving geodetic deformation monitoring into the Internet of Things.

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Monitoring System

The free and open-source application OpenADMS is a modern multi-platform monitoring system for automated observations in engineering geodesy. OpenADMS can be used to implement geodetical and geotechnical sensor networks within the Internet of Things.


Our monitoring platform is compatible to all modern computer architectures and a broad range of operating systems.

Windows, macOS, FreeBSD, Linux

You can run the software on single-board and embedded computers with various Unix derivates or Linux distributions.


The OpenADMS Node application consists of distinct modules for sensor control and observation data processing.

Python Powered

Extended functionality can be added through supplementary software modules written in Python.


The monitoring system supports many geodetical, geotechnical, and meteorological sensors. Additional sensors can be added without programming, simply by modifying the configuration.

Open Interfaces

The native Application Programming Interface (API) enables network-based remote control and data exchange with third-party software. OpenADMS uses the MQTT message protocol for internal and external communication.

Free & Open Source

All componentes of the project are open source.

The software can be used for private and commercial purposes, free of charge.