Doctoral study programme Geography (specialization Geoinformatics and Cartography) is focused on main theoretical disciplines in various branches of geoinformatics and cartography (informatics, database systems, mathematical analysis, geostatistics, modelling, etc.).

The themes of doctoral thesis include questions of application of geoinformatics technologies (GIS, remote sensing, GPS, computer cartography), theoretical aspects of cartographic semiotics in analog and digital cartographic products and aspects of atlas production.

Aim of study

The main aim of the doctoral study is to prepare highly qualified scientists for expert and scientific work in several specializations of geoinformatics and cartography.

Forms of study

The study is offered in full-time or combined form. The period of study is usually 4 years for full-time study, 6 years in the combined form.

Council board:

  • prof. Dr. Vít Voženílek, Palacky University Olomouc
  • assoc. prof. Dr. Vilém Pechanec, Palacky University Olomouc
  • assoc. prof. Dr. Zdena Dobešová, Palacky University Olomouc
  • prof. Dr. Václav Snášel, VSB-Technical University Ostrava
  • assoc. prof. Dr. Jaromír Kaňok, Palacky University Olomouc
  • assoc. prof. Dr. Jiří Dvorský, VSB-Technical University Ostrava
  • prof. Dr. dr hab. Jan Andres, Palacky University Olomouc
  • prof. Dr. Radomír Halaš, Palacky University Olomouc
  • prof. Dr. Bohuslav Veverka, Czech Technical University in Prague
  • prof. Dr. Jan Tuček, Technical University Zvolen
  • assoc. prof. Dr. Jiří Horák, VSB-Technical University Ostrava
  • prof. Dr. Milan Konečný, Masaryk University, Brno
  • assoc. prof. Dr. Jan Kolář, Charles University, Prague
  • assoc. prof. Dr. Jaromír Kolejka, Masaryk University, Brno
  • assoc. prof. Dr. Ján Feranec, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava
  • prof. Dr. Jakub Langhammer, Charles University, Prague
  • prof. Dr. Jaroslav Hofierka, University of Košice

 Doctoral thesis for 2018

  • Cognitive research in visual analytics – supervisor: prof. Dr. Vít Voženílek
  • Visual programming for spatial data processing – supervisor: assoc. prof. Dr. Zdena Dobešová
  • Spatial models of landscape response under the influence of climate change – supervisor: assoc. prof. Dr. Vilém Pechanec
  • Dynamic models of carbon sequestration in the landscape – supervisor: assoc. prof. Dr. Vilém Pechanec
  • Analysis methods of artificial intelligence in spatial data mining – supervisor: assoc. prof. Dr. Zdena Dobešová
  • Analysis of concepts, contents and use of school atlases in terms of Bloom’s taxonomy – supervisor: prof. Dr. Vít Voženílek
  • Geoinformatic alternatives for monitoring and modelling of water-retention function of the landscape – supervisor: assoc. prof. Dr. Vilém Pechanec

Study plans and list of courses

Studies carried out by individual study plan, which compiles trainer and approves the Specialist Board. During the study (see Dean’s directive FS UP) consists 4 student testing and examination of the English language. Reports on professional seminars and conferences, publications and preparing a dissertation. The study is the state examination and a doctoral thesis defense.

Mandatory modules

  • English (B2)
  • Research internship abroad
  • Management in research and development

Obligatory modules (only four of these)

  • Digital Cartography
  • Documentographic Information Systems
  • Mathematical Modelling of Dynamical Systems
  • Fuzzy Sets and their Applications
  • Geometry of Description of Spatial Phenomena
  • Geovisualization in GIT
  • Cartographic visualization and its cognitive aspects
  • Data Compression
  • Cartographic Research Methods
  • Land Cover and its Change Mapping
  • Cartographic Semiology
  • GIT in Landscape Management
  • Spatial Phenomena Modelling and Simulation
  • Object-Oriented Technologies
  • Spatial Data Analysis
  • National Spatial Information Infrastructure
  • GIT Planning and Design  
  • Spatial Decision Support Systems  
  • Theoretical background of computer networks
  • Theory, Analysis and Interpretation of Radar Data
  • Flood Risk Modelling
  • Map projections
  • Service Oriented Architecture in GIT
  • Surveying and Mapping
  • Geoinformatic Methods used for Remote Landscape Monitoring
  • Development of Software Tools for Open-source GIS

More information about courses

Publication modules

  • The main author of publication with IF  
  • Other publication in peer-reviewed journal
  • The main author of peer-reviewed journal  
  • Co-authored publication in journal with IF
  • Presentation at the conference (poster)

Activity modules

  • Project activities  
  • Oral presentation at the International Conference  
  • Teaching at the Palacky University Olomouc
  • Management of Bachelor Theses
  • Review of closing works
  • The seminary at the Palacky University Olomouc
  • The popularization activities at the Palacky University Olomouc

State examination

  • Final State Examination
  • Defence of the PhD thesis