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Achievements of Our Students and Promising Young Researchers!


Achievements of Our Students and Promising Young Researchers!

Under the guidance of Dr. Stanislav Popelka, our students achieve outstanding results. Our CDE Joint Master Degree student, Ruchira, triumphed at the Dean’s Award by winning the Master’s section and becoming the overall winner in Earth Sciences. Congratulations on this remarkable achievement!
Our department regularly participates in the Researcher Program for talented high school students. This year, Julie Dorušáková from Uničov Gymnasium participated, evaluating electoral maps using eye-tracking devices under the guidance of Dr. Stanislav Popelka. ️

With her SOČ, she competed in both district and regional rounds, winning first place in both. At the end of June, she will participate in the national finals in Pardubice. We wish her the best of luck!

International Spring School on Visualization


Join Us for the International Spring School on Visualization online!

Are you ready to advance your skills in geoinformatics and visualization? We are excited to invite students and professionals to our comprehensive spring program, where you’ll learn about mapping and the geography of rural and urban regions, rural-urban dichotomy, urbanization in literature, and 3D (geo) visualizations.

When: 22–22 May 2024
Where: Online from Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Register Now:

What to Expect:
Expert-Led Workshops: Learn from top experts through hands-on workshops and interactive sessions.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded peers and leading professionals from around the globe.
Advanced Learning: Elevate your understanding and practical skills in cutting-edge geospatial technologies.
This is a must-know opportunity to enhance your knowledge and impact in geoinformatics. Spots are limited, so please secure your place today!

For more details and to register, visit our website:

New possibilities for Erasmus mobilities


We are constantly strengthening international cooperation
Recently, we had the honour of welcoming two distinguished guests – Sabine Hennig from the University of Salzburg and Stanislaw Szombara from the University of Wroclaw. Additionally, our employees recently visited the University of Debrecen, the University of Szeged, and the University of Applied Sciences in Villach. We have Erasmus agreements signed with all these universities, allowing our students to travel based on them!

Data from mobile operators in storymap


Since last year, we’ve been working with data from a mobile operator. The data allow us to map and analyze people’s movements and interactions in a new context. In our recently published story map (link below), you can explore the initial findings from our analyses.

️ Link to the story map:

Map-Oriented Dashboards Online- From Minor Method to GIScience Trend


New book chapter about map dashboards published by Springer

Springer published a new book called Advances in Geoinformatics Technologies ( It includes a chapter on Map-Oriented Dashboards Online- From Minor Method to GIScience Trend. Dr. Nétek describes the aspects and popularity of map-based dashboards. The chapter is available at:

New week, new inspiration!

Did you know that the department has decided to support the protection of endangered animal species? They have adopted a Red Panda at the Olomouc Zoo for this year’s freshmen! The first check-up of the adoptive family was successful, which makes us very happy!
Would you like to join this great initiative? Visit the link and choose an animal you would like to support:

Software Orange


Discover the power of Orange software for data mining in conjunction with ArcGIS Pro in education!
Don’t miss out on the new article by Dr. Dobešová, which explores the benefits and potential applications of Orange software in processing spatial data. Want to learn more? You can read the article here:

Storymaps created for recently published articles


View storymaps created for recently published articles in the Journal of Maps
Influence of COVID-19 on night-time lights in Czechia
Geoparticipation in the Czech Municipalities