Christian Thom

Christian Thom joined IGN-France after graduating from Ecole Polytechnique in 1981. He obtained his PhD at the Observatoire de le Côte d’Azur. He currently has the responsibility for the Laboratoire d’Opto-Electronique et Micro-Informatique at IGN Saint-Mandé. This laboratory is mainly involved in conception and realisation of specific instrumentation for the Institute, among them the digital aerial cameras used for the systematic survey of France, and the Geocube.


Low-cost GPS Sensors for Deformation Monitoring

Deformation monitoring of glaciers is of great value to scientists with an interest in climate change. Due to the slow movements of glaciers, a semi-permanent deformation system is the best method to monitor the changes. Using low-cost GPS receivers that work in a wireless sensor network makes such... (read more)