About Institute of Geoinformatics
Institute of Geoinformatics has been established at 1.8.2002 by transforming of former section GIS if Institute of Economics and control systems, Faculty of Mining and Geology, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava. This was a result of eight year development starting at the end of 1993. We have started development of new curricula focused on education of specialists on GIS. This Curricula has been accepted at the beginning of 1994 and first group of students started their studies on September 1994.
Today the Institute is running complex system of geoinformatics education, which is composed of wide variety of different modules taught in different forms. The structure of complex system is as follows:
Besides education our institute is focused to research and development on the sphere of geoinformatics, geoinformation technologies and in the fields of their applications, too. The most important projects have been:
This year we are running (among others) these projects:
We participate in some international projects. This year it is for example:
We have participated in other international projects as TEMPUS, WELL-GIS, PANEL-GI, Student placement projects in the framework of LEONARDO Program, etc. Our institute is member of Geographic Information Systems International Group (GISIG), Genoa, Italy.
Our institute is running large annual conference "GIS... Ostrava" from 1994 and annual student conference "GISacek" from 1998.
Institute of Geoinformatics develops some laboratories used both for education and research:
This laboratory is used mainly for education. There are twelve workplaces equipped with PCs (Athlon 1 GHz, 256 MB RAM, 40 GB HDD, 17" display), Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Office, SW ARC/INFO, ArcView, Geomedia, MapInfo, Topol Remote Sensing, IDRISI for Windows, etc.
This laboratory is used partly for education and partly for research. There are:
This laboratory is still under construction. The main purpose of this laboratory is research in the field of mobile GIT. There are these workplaces:
The research activities of our institute are focused to:
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Ostrava, GIS Group, 2002.