PhD student

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geovisualization, eye-tracking, map use


Geoinformatics and cartography (PhD), Palacký University in Olomouc
Dissertation topic: Differences of school world atlas maps reading between students and their geography teacher

2017 – M.Sc., Geoinformatics, Palacký University in Olomouc
2015 – B.Sc., Applied geography, Technical University of Liberec


09/2020   Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Research Division Cartography, TU Wien
11/2019   5th AGILE PhD School 2019, University of Tartu, Estonia
05/2019   Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
03/2018   ERASMUS+ GeoS4S, Nanjing Normal University, China


Cartography 1 – selected lessons, map use
Cartography 2 – selected lessons
Cognitive cartography – selected lessons
Systematic cartographyuser aspects of atlases
Advanced geovisualization – selected lessons

Selected publications

2020 Beitlova, M., Popelka, S., & Vozenilek, V. (2020). Differences in thematic map reading by students and their geography teacher. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9(9), 492.
2020 Skrabankova,  J.,  Popelka,  S.,  &  Beitlova,  M.  (2020).  Students’  ability  to  work  with  graphs  in  physics  studies  related  to three typical student groups. Journal of Baltic Science Education, 19(2), 298-316.
2018 Burian, J., Popelka, S., & Beitlova, M. (2018): Evaluation of the Cartographical Quality of Urban Plans by Eye-Tracking. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2018, Vol. 7, Page 192, 7(5), 192192.
2018 Popelka, S., Dolezalova, J., Beitlova, M. (2018) New Features of ScanGraph – a Tool for Revealing Participants’ Strategy from Eyemovement Data. In ETRA ’18: 2018 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, June 14–17, 2018, Warsaw, Poland. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2 pages.
2017 Popelka, S., Dolezalova, J., Beitlova, M. (2018) Extended possibilities of ScanGraph – a tool for revealing respondents’ strategy from eye-movement data, ET4S Eye Tracking for Spatial Research, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.