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Geoinformatics FCE CTU 2011
Prague, Czech Republic, 19-20 May 2011

Geoinformatics FCE CTU is the international conference which is organized by Department of Mapping and Cartography, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.

The conference is 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 ...

Geoinformatics FCE CTU is the event with a fruitful history, see passed years 20102009200820072006.

Download our flyer in PDF format. Let us introduce you the dog called Dashenka from our logo.


Chair: Helena Mitasova, NC State University, U.S.A.
Aleš Čepek, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Jáchym Čepický, Help Service - Remote Sensing spol. s r.o., Benešov, Czech Republic
Alessandro Frigeri, Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario - INAF, Roma, Italy
Martin Hrubý, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Martin Landa, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Markus Metz, GIS and Remote Sensing Unit at Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
Markus Neteler, GIS and Remote Sensing Unit at Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
Jiří Poláček, Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre (COSMC), Prague, Czech Republic
Stefan A. Tzeggai, wikisquare, Bonn, Germany


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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.

Keynote Speakers

Alessandro Frigeri
Thursday, May 19, 11.45 a.m.

Alessandro Frigeri is a Research Fellow at Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario of the National Institute for Astrophysics in Rome, Italy. He is involved the scientific activities of planetary missions returning remote sensing data of Solar System bodies. His research interests range from computer science to planetary geology and geophysics.
Markus Neteler
Thursday, May 19, 4.45 p.m.

Markus Neteler holds a PhD in Physical Geography from University of Hannover. At Fondazione Edmund Mach, he focuses on remote sensing for environmental risk assessment and FOSSGIS development.
Helena Mitasova
Friday, May 20, 2.30 p.m.

Helena Mitasova is Associate Professor at the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, NC, USA and a member of GRASS development team since 1991. Her PhD is from the Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Conference Program

Note: This is preliminary program, changes are expected.

Thursday 19 May

10.00 Čepek A.: Welcome words
10.15 Tichy M.: Klet Observatory - European Contribution to Detecting and Tracking of Near Earth Objects
11.00 Ghisla A.: OSGeo projects at Google Summer of Code (PDF)
11.30 Coffee break
11.45 Frigeri A: GIS goes around the Solar System: insights of Free Open Source Software for Geospatial in planetary data
13.00 Lunch - Budvarka - map
15.00 Antonello A.: Linking environmental models together to make the world a better place: the GIS approach (PDF)
15.30 Dorner W: gvSIG in the academic education of heterogeneous target groups - experiences in lectures, exercises and eLearning (PDF)
16.00 Jezek J.: Data Architecture for Sensor Network based on PostGIS
16.30 Coffee break
16.45 Neteler M.: From historical aerial maps to a biotope map: ecologial image processing in GRASS GIS
17.15 Hruby M.: Designing a New Raster Sub-System for GRASS-7 (PDF)
17.45 Metz M.: Processing of massive spatial datasets in GRASS GIS
18.15 Minelli A.: A GRASS GIS application for vertical sorting of sediments analysis in River Dynamics (PDF)
19.30 Social Dinner - Restaurace pod loubím - map

Friday 20 May

10:00 Petras V.: Support of SQLite database in program gama-local (PDF)
10:30 Ruzicka J.: Integrating DROOLS and R software for intelligent map system (PDF)
11.00 Coffee break
11.15 Szczepanek R.: Towards open and interoperable hydrological library (PDF)
11.45 Cepicky J.: PyWPS (PDF)
12.30 Lunch - Restaurant Cesta Časem - map
14.30 Mitasova H.: Landscape dynamics from LiDAR: features, metrics and processes (ODP)
15.00 Richta T.: On formal semantics of STSQL (PDF)
15.30 Löwe P.: Significance of FOSSGIS in the TRIDEC Project (PDF)
16.00 Cepicky J., Vohnout P., Sredl M.: HSLayers 3.1.x (PDF)
16.30 Coffee break
16.45 Kratochvilova A.: Graphical User Interface for composing hardcopy map outputs in GRASS GIS (PDF)
17.15 Jasiewicz J., Di Leo M.: Application of GRASS fuzzy inference system in flood prone areas prediction (PDF)
17.45 Delucchi L.: ZOO WPS the integration with GRASS GIS (PDF)
18.30 GRASS Community Sprint Prague 2011
19.30 Conference closing dinner - Klášterní šenk - map
Bus 180 from bus stop Dejvicka to Brevnovska (7th bus stop)


Important Dates

May 12
Registration for active participants closed
May 19-20
Conference dates
September 1
Call for papers closed
September 30
Deadline for papers
Geoinformatics FCE CTU, Volume 7 release date


There are no registration fees. You can submit a presentation (active participation in the conference), a paper for Geoinformatics FCE CTU journal (without active participation in the seminar) or both.

  • Presentations / Posters
Deadline for registration of active participants is May 12. If you are interested to have a talk in the program of the conference please send a short abstract to the contact person. Standard length for talks is 30 minutes (25 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of questions).
  • Papers
Please send your abstract in English till September 1 (see important dates) to the contact person.
The papers are formatted as wiki-pages. For more information see instructions for authors.
The papers can be written in English (recommended) or Czech (in any case an abstract in English is required). Papers are reviewed. Selected papers will be published in Geoinformatics FCE CTU, Volume 7, ISSN 1802-2669.


Abstract submissions for papers/presentations/posters include:
  • Author/presenter name(s)
  • Title
  • Keywords
  • Complete address, phone, and fax information
  • Brief presenter biography (25 words or less)
  • Abstract (400 words or less)

Contact personMartin Landamartin.landa


GRASS Community Sprint

Succeeding the conference Geoinformatics FCE CTU 2011, the GRASS GIS project will hold a GRASS Developer and Power User Meeting, aka 'GRASS Community Sprint from May 20 to May 25, 2011. More information here.