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Thematic cartography, atlases, modelling in GIS, spatial awareness


2007 – VSB-Technical University Ostrava – full professor in geoinformatics

1996 – Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Olomouc – associate professor in physical geography

1992 – Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno – Ph.D. in physical geography

1988 – Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno – MSc. in geography and mathematics


2014: Pennsylvania State Univrsity (4 months, Fulbright grant)

2010-2014: vice-rector of Palacky University Olomouc

2001-present: head of Dept. of Geoinformatics Palacky University Olomouc

2003-2009: Charles University in Prague, associated professor and full professor

2007-present: Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, full professor

1996-2007: Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, associated professor

1994: Unuversity of Maria Curie-Sklosowska (2 months, research visit)

1993: Birkbeck College London (6 months, Masaryk scholarship)

1992-1996: Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, assistant professor

1990-1992: Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, assistant

1989-1990: PhD study

1988: Elementary School Vyškov, teacher

Membership in professional organisations

International Cartographic Association

  • vice-president (2015-present)
  • member of Commission on education (1999-2003)
  • member of Commission for Atlases (2007-present)

International Geographical Union

  • member of Commission on GIS (2007-2014)

Czech Cartographic Society (from 1990)

  • vice-president (2012-present)
  • member of Steering Committee (1995-present)

Czech Geographical Society (from 1987)

  • member of Steering committee (1993-2007)
  • head of Central Moravian Division (1993-2001)
  • head of GIS commission (1996-2007)

National Geographical Committee

  • member (2001-2008, 2014-present)

Czech Association for Geoinformation (from 1994)

  • member of Executive committee (1994-2004)
  • co-chair of Commission on education (1994-2008)


Membership in academic boards:

Academic Board of Palacky University Olomouc (2018-present)

Academic Board of Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc (1998-2002, 2008-present)

Academic Board of Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University Olomouc (2014-present)

Academic Board of Faculty of Mining and Geology, VSB-Technical University Ostrava (2014-present)

Academic Board of College of logistics, Přerov (2007-2017)

National group „Information and Communication Technologies“ of Horizon2020 (2014-present)

International Council “Visegrad Fund” (2012-2015)

Academic Board of Ostrava University in Ostrava (2003-2007)

Academic Board of Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (2002-2004)

Academic Board of Geographic section at Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (2002-2009)


 Membership in editorial and advisory boards of scientific journals:   

Geography (journal with IF) (1996-present)

International Journal of Cartography (2014-present)

Polski Przeglad Kartograficzny / Polish Cartographic Review (2012 -present)

Journal of Environment Geography (2012-present)

Series M.A.P.S. (2009-present, chairman)

Meteorologické zprávy / Meteorological Bulletin (2012-present)

Dnešní svět / Today’s world  (2007-present)


Teaching experience (since 1989):

Geographic cartography

Thematic cartography

Computer cartography

Geographic information systems

Digital elevation models

Modelling in GIS

State information policy

Analysis of cartographic products

Atlas cartography

Academic writing in GIScience


Supervision of PhD candidates:

Technical approach for GPS implementation into system of data capturing in coal excavator in the Bílina Mine (Ivan Bílý, VSB-Technical University Ostrava, 2005)

Cartographical visualization of spatial databases of regional information systems (Zdena Dobešová, VSB-Technical University Ostrava, 2008)

Assessment of tourism on landcscape of Nízký Jeseník, Mts. in GIS (Aleš Ruda, Ostrava University Ostrava, 2008)

Modelling of labor market using multicriterial assessment (Kamila Slováková, VSB-Technical University Ostrava, 2009)

Geomorphological information systems (Karel Jedlička, VSB-Technical University Ostrava, 2010)

Cartographical aspects of Earth remote sensing documents (Luboš Bělka, Charles University in Prague, 2012)

Implementation of geoinformation technologies into modelling of urbanization processes within strategic planning of urban development (Jaroslav Burian, Charles University in Prague, 2012)

Evaluation of DEM quality for environmental applications (Jana Svobodová, Ostrava University Ostrava, 2011)

Photogrammetry in geodata capturing using unmanned automatic vehicles (Jakub Miřijovský, Palacky University Olomouc, 2013)

Advanced methods for landslide assessment using GIS (Miloš Marjanovič, Palacky University Olomouc, 2013)

Non-technologic aspects of map production in atlas cartography (Alena Vondráková, Palacky University Olomouc, 2013)

Phenological Mapping of Landscape with GIT (Aleš Vávra, Palacky University Olomouc, 2014)

Evaluation of 3D visualization in GIS using eye-tracking (Stanislav Popelka, Palacky University Olomouc, 2014)

Color distance in cartography (Alžběza Brychtová, Palacky University Olomouc, 2015)

Spatial information and selected geocomputational methods for its evaluation (Vít Pászto, Palacky University Olomouc, 2015)

Geoinformatic approach for spatial data management in public transportation at regional level (Lenka Zajíčková, Palacky University Olomouc, 2017)


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