dr. Alena VONDRÁKOVÁ

dr. Alena VONDRÁKOVÁ

Assistant professor

585-63-4517
alena.vondrakova@upol.cz
office no. 2.32
office hours: contact me via alena.vondrakova@upol.cz

Research

thematic cartography, atlas cartography, user issues, design in cartography

Education

2013 Palacký University, Olomouc, PhD – Specialization: Geoinformatics and Cartography
2011 Palacký University, Olomouc, rigorous state exam – Specialization: Cartography and Geoinformatics
2009 Palacký University, Olomouc, Master – Specialization: Geoinformatics
2009 Palacký University, Olomouc, Specialization: Didactics in Geography
2007 Palacký University, Olomouc, Bachelor – Specialization: Geography–Geoinformatics

Experience

2013–present – assistant professor, Department of Geoinformatics, Palacký University Olomouc
2009–2013 – research assistant, Palacký University Olomouc

Project leadership:

  • 2014–2015 TA ČR – Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, Increasing the effectiveness of copyright protection in cartography and geoinformatics
    – Project leader (2014–2015)
  • 2014 FRUP Innovation of Teaching Cartography at the Palacký University, Olomouc – Project leader (2014)
  • 2014 IGA (Palacký University, Olomouc) – Evaluation, analysis and development of tools for spatial visualization systems – Project leader (2014–2015)
  • 2007–2008 Vysočina – Educational project Local Geography – Project leader

Others:

  • 2012–2014 OP VK (ESF) Supporting the creation of a national network of new generation of Cartography – member of the research team
  • 2013–2014 OP VK (ESF) Building of Research Team in the Field of Environmental Modeling and the Use of Geoinformation Systems with the Consequence in Participation in International Networks and Programs – member of the research team
  • 2012–2013 ESF – Innovation of SPC Activities – member of the research team (Faculty of Pedagogy, Palacký University, Olomouc)
  • 2012 FR VŠ – Innovation of Teaching Cartometry – other investigator, Department of Geoinformatics, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 2011–2012 E-klima 2 – Supervisor of e-learning courses
  • 2009–2011 Phenological Atlas of Czechia – member of the research team E-klima – member of the research team
  • 2009 POHOS – member of the research team
  • 2009–2010 GA ČR – Perception of Geospace by Modern Type of Tactile Maps – member of the research team

Membership in professional organisations

Czech Cartographic Society

  • member (since 2009), Committee member (since 2017)
  • assistant – national competition Czech Map of the Year (since 2005), member of Expert Commission (since 2016)
  • national Coordinator for Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition (2009–2017)

Czech Association for Geoinformatics

  • member (since 2011)
  • chair of Expert Group on Copyright Issues (since 2013)

International Cartographic Society

  • vice-chair of ICA Commission on Use and User Issues (since 2015)

Lecturing

  • Cartography 1
  • Cartography 2
  • History of cartography
  • Advanced computational methods in cartography
  • Design in cartography
  • Elementary course of cartography

Previous: Geographical cartography, Thematic cartography, Web cartography, Digital cartography

Publishing

Selected publications:

  • Vondráková, A., Vávra, A., Voženílek, V. Climatic Regions of the Czech Republic Based on the Climatological Conditions in 1961–2000. Journal of Maps ISSN: 1744-5647, DOI 10.1080/17445647.2013.800827
  • Caha, J., Vondráková, A., Tuček, P., Paclíková, L. Slope Analysis of Fuzzy Surface. Transactions in GIS, vol. 16, 5, 649–661 p., 2012. ISSN: 1467-9671, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9671.2012.01333.x
  • Vondráková, A., Voženílek, V., Nétek, R. Non-technological Aspects of Service-Oriented Map Production. In: Ed. Jobst, M. Service-Oriented Mapping 2012, Jobstmedia Management Verlag, Wien, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-3-9502039-2-3.
  • Vondráková, A., Voženílek, V., Nétek, R. Service-Oriented Architecture as a Tool for Map Synthesis. In: Ed. Jobst, M. Service-Oriented Mapping 2012, Jobstmedia Management Verlag, Wien, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-3-9502039-2-3.
  • Hajkova, L., Nekovar, J., Richterova, D., Koznarova, V., Sulovska, S., Vavra, A., Vondrakova, A., Vozenilek, V. Phenological Observation in the Czech Republic – History and Present. In: ed. Xiaoyang Zhang: Phenology and Climate Change, InTech, 2012, ISBN 978-953-51-0336-3.
  • Tuček, P., Caha, J., Janoška, Z., Vondráková, A., Samec, P., Bojko, J., Voženílek, V. Forest Vulnerability Zones in the Czech Republic. Journal of Maps ISSN: 1744-5647, DOI:10.1080/17445647.2013.866911
  • Vondráková, A. Non-technological Aspects of Map Production. 13th SGEM GeoConference on Informatics, Geoinformatics & Remote Sensing, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-954-91818-9-0, ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, Vol. 1, 813-820 pp, WoS
  • Voženílek, V., Vondráková, A. Thematic diversity of the Czech scientific atlases in context of national SDI. National Atlases in the Formation of the Global Information Space, UDK 528.94 (437.3), 2012.
  • Voženílek,V., Růžičková,V., Finková,D., Ludíková,L., Němcová, Z., Doležal, J., Vondráková, A., Kozáková, M., Regec, V. Hypsometry in Tactile Maps. In: Buchroithner, M. (Ed.) True-3D in Cartography. Berlin: Springer, 1st Edition., 2011, X, 290 p. ISBN 978-3-642-12271-2.