Deformation Monitoring for the 21st Century

Our research at the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences aims to discover new ways in modern automatic deformation monitoring by using advanced technologies in sensoring, software programming, hardware development, and network engineering to ensure the stability and structural integrity of buildings, terrain, and other observed objects.

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Monitoring System

The free and open-source software 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.

Free & Open Source

All componentes of the project are open source and published under the European Union Public Licence.

The software can be used for private and commercial purposes, free of charge. You have the right to modify and distribute it.


We aim to develop software that runs on all modern computer architectures and a broad range of operating systems.

Windows, macOS, FreeBSD, Linux

You can run the software also on ARM-based single board computers with Unix or GNU/Linux.


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


The OpenADMS consists of distinct modules for sensor control, observation data processing, and persistance. Extended functionality can be added through supplementary software modules written in Python.

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 communication.