Geoinformatics FCE CTU 2013

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Geoinformatics 2013
Prague, Czech Republic, 11-12 July 2013

Geoinformatics is an international conference focused on the relevance of Free and Open Source Software in Geoinformatics concerning wide range of topics:

  • Software development
  • Public geodata
  • Software patents
  • Migration from proprietary software to free software at schools, public administration, etc.
  • and many others ...

The conference has an academic background - it's organized by Department of Mapping and Cartography, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague (see the passed years 2012201120102009200820072006).

Please register your presentation (to be defined).

Keynote Speakers

Yann Chemin
  • 1995: BSc International Agricultural Development (FR)
  • 1996: MSc Land and Water Resources Management (UK)
  • 2006: DTSc RS/GIS Applications (TH)

Scientific interests: evapotranspiration, data assimilation, spatio-temporal fusion of physical processes, distributed computing.

Personal interests: Eastern philosophy, alternative medicine, good time with friends.

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Jiri Polacek

Jiri Polacek (Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre) works as head of the Cadastral Central Database (Section of the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre) since 2000. In this position is responsible for the operational run of the Information System of Cadastre of Real Estates (ISCRE), customer services and data management linked with ISCRE database. The section is strictly involved in the implementation of the INSPIRE directive for related data themes (as „Cadastral parcels“ etc.). Since 1975 till 2000 he worked in several researcher positions concerned with IT projects, his main research interests are computer graphics a image processing linked with GIS. His PhD is from the Czech Technical University, Prague. He keeps a longterm cooperation with the university as an external teacher and a member of scientific branch committee. He is a member of presidium of the Czech Association for geoinformation (CAGI).

Jan Douša
Jan Dousa received his M.S. and Ph.D. in geodesy from TU Prague in 1995 and 1999, respectively. Since 2000, he has worked at Geodetic Observatory Pecny (GOP) of the Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography. During 2009-2011 he joined GNSS team of the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.

His main focus is the development of high-accuracy GNSS analyses and applications in the following areas: European reference frame, GNSS water vapor monitoring for weather prediction and climate study, precise GNSS orbit determination for real-time applications, software development for multi-GNSS offline and real-time processing, and he is responsible for GOP's contributions to relevant international bodies and projects.

He is a member of various services and working groups, e.g. EUREF Technical Working Group, International GNSS Service (IGS), E-GVAP Expert Team on GNSS Data Processing and Standards, chair of the COST Action ES1206 WG1 (Advanced GNSS processing techniques), co-chair of the EU FP7 European Plate Observing System - Preparatory Phase WG4 (GNSS and other geodetic data) and others.

He is author/co-author of more than 30 peer-review papers and 80 presentations at international conferences (9 invited). He participated in more than 15 European and national projects including two projects from the European Space Agency and six from the European Union.

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Conference Program

Room B169

Thursday 11 July

10.00 Establishing OSGeo Czech Local Chapter (open discussion)
12.00 Lunch
14.00 Dousa J.: GNSS-meteorology: troposphere monitoring using Global Navigation Satellite System ground-based observations
14.30 Polacek J.: Role of the INSPIRE directive in the process of Czech national SDI development
15.00 Chemin Y.: The Mountains and the Ants: Perspectives on FOSS GIS/RS research and teaching in South/East Asia
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 Augustýn R.: Open Source Geospatial in the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
16.15 Cepicky J.: PyWPS 4: development restart, some ideas to be shared
16.45 Coffee break
17.00 Čerba O.: Visualization of Ontology in KML Format
17.30 Sredl M.: Web GUI for geodata publication - LayMan
19.00 Social Dinner - Restaurant Cesta časem near the university campus, see the map

Friday 12 July

10.00 Nétek R.: OpenWebGlobe Project
10.30 Ghisla A.: OSGeo and the Czech Local Chapter - ideas for a closer collaboration
11.00 Bocan L., Turek S.: Implementation of support for turn costs definition in GRASS GIS vector network analysis
11.30 Cibulka J.: Open geodata in journalistic practice
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Med M.: The map of the cameras - mobile application for Android
14.30 Stopkova E.: Nearest Neighbour Analysis in three-dimensional space
15.00 Fiedlerova T.: QGIS plugin for vector conflation

Important Dates

July 11-12
Conference dates


There are no registration fees.

You can submit a presentation and poster (active participation in the conference), or a paper for the Geoinformatics FCE CTU journal (without active participation in the conference).

  • Presentations / Posters
Deadline for registration of active participants is June 11. If you are interested to have a talk in the program of the conference please send us by e-mail a short abstract.
Standard length for talks is 25 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions).
Send an abstract to martin.landa
The registration e-mail must contain:
  • Author/presenter name(s)
  • Title
  • Type: (presentation or poster)
  • Keywords (seperated by commas)
  • Complete address, and e-mail information
  • Brief presenter biography (25 words or less)
  • Abstract (400 words or less)
  • Papers
You can also submit a paper to the Geoinformatics FCE CTU journal
Follow instructions here
Selected papers will be published in the Geoinformatics FCE CTU journal volume 11 (December 2013)

Contact personMartin Landamartin.landa


Chair: Yann Chemin, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka
Aleš Čepek, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Martin Landa, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Markus Neteler, GIS and Remote Sensing Unit at Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy


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Department of Mapping and Cartography
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Room B169 (building B)
Location & Transportations
Accommodation in Prague

Prague has an international airport and is also reachable by train, bus or car.

GRASS Community Sprint

Succeeding the conference Geoinformatics 2013, the GRASS GIS project will hold a 4th GRASS Developer and Power User Meeting, aka 'GRASS Community Sprint from July 12 to July 18, 2013. More information here. if you would like to meet core GRASS developers and power-users then you have perfect chance!