doc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.


petr.rapant@vsb.cz

(+420) 597 325 470

office A927

Department of Geoinformatics
VŠB – TU Ostrava
17. listopadu 15
Ostrava – Poruba
70800
Czech Republic

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Education

  • 1984: Ing. – VŠB of Ostrava, FMG, study branch Mining Geology and Geological Exploration
  • 1989: CSc. (PhD.) – VŠB of Ostrava, FMG, study branch Deposits Geology and Geophysics. Thesis: Computer processing of data obtained by Geoservice.
  • 1998: doc. (assoc. prof.) – VŠB-TU of Ostrava, FMG, study branch Geological Informatics and Geostatistics. Habilitation thesis: Geographic information systems.

Proffesional Interests

  • GIT applications in crisis management
  • cellular automata and spatial multiagent systems
  • complex geosystems

Academic Employment

  • 1984 – 1988: VŠB of Ostrava, FMG, PhD. student
  • 1988 – 1990: Moravian Oil Company, Hodonín, independent expert
  • 1990 – 1994: VŠB of Ostrava, FMG, Department of Geological Engineering, researcher
  • 1994 – 1998: VŠB-TU of Ostrava, FMG, Department of Economics and Management Systems, assistant professor
  • 1998 – 2002: VŠB-TU of Ostrava, FMG, Department of Economics and Management Systems, associate professor
  • 2002 – 2006: VŠB-TU of Ostrava, FMG, Department of Geoinformatics, Head of the Department
  • 2006 – 2010: VŠB-TU of Ostrava, FMG, Vice-Dean
  • 2008: Business English Certificate Vantage, Council of Europe level B2
  • 2014: First Certificate in English, Council of Europe level B2

Teaching of subjects

  • Fundamentals of geoinformatics
  • Geoinformation technology
  • Computational Aspects of Geoinformation Technologies
  • Fundamentals of system analysis in geosciences
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Project management

Professional stays and courses

  • 1991: 3 weeks exchange study stay at Faculta polytechnical Mons
  • 1992: 3 days Introductory Course of Geostatistics held by Freek D. van der Meer (ITC Enschede, NL), VŠB of Ostrava
  • 1992: 1 week GIS Course held by prof. A. G. Fabbri (ITC Enschede, NL), VŠB of Ostrava
  • 1993: 2 weeks course English Terminology of GIS, UK Bratislava
  • 1993: 1 week GIS Course, Technical university of Denmark, Lyngby
  • 1993: six-month study stay at Technical university of Denmark, Lyngby, Department of Surveying and Photogrammetry
  • 1993: 2 weeks Remote Sensing Course held by prof. van der Mehr-Mohr (ITC Enschede, NL), VŠB of Ostrava
  • 1993: 1 week GIS Course held by prof. A. G. Fabbri (ITC Enschede, NL), VŠB of Ostrava
  • 1992: 1 week GIS&EIA Course held by prof. A. G. Fabbri (ITC Enschede, NL), VŠB of Ostrava
  • 1995: 2 weeks study stay at Technical university of Denmark, Lyngby, Department of Surveying and Photogrammetry, TEMPUS project
  • 1995: 2 weeks study stay at Technical university of Denmark, Lyngby, Department of Surveying and Photogrammetry, TEMPUS project
  • 1996: 2 weeks study stay at Technical university of Denmark, Lyngby, Department of Surveying and Photogrammetry, WELL-GIS project
  • 1997: 1 week study stay at Technical university of Denmark, Lyngby, Department of Surveying and Photogrammetry, WELL-GIS project
  • 1999: 2 weeks study stay at Technical university of Denmark, Lyngby, Department of Surveying and Photogrammetry, invited lectures
  • 2005: 1 week course Technology Foresight for Practitioners, TC AS CR, Praha
  • 2007: 1 week course GPS/INS Multisensor Kalman Filter Navigation, Paris, France
  • 2011: 2 weeks educational stay at TU of Zvolen, Slovakia, ERASMUS program
  • 2012: 1 week educational stay – summer school Geoinformatics in the Disaster Risk Management, TU of Zvolen, Slovakia, LLP Erasmus project

Best mentored PhD students

  • Michal Šeliga: In 2009, he defended a dissertation on the subject “Architecture of Real-time GNSS Differential Correction Systems“. Today he works at T-Kartor Group AB in Sweden.
  • Milan Lazecký: In 2011, he defended a dissertation on the topic “Monitoring Changes in Terrain Relief by Radar Interferometry“. Today he works at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, VŠB-TU of Ostrava, Czechia.
  • Michal Kačmařík: In 2012 he defended his dissertation thesis “Studying the Distribution of Water Vapor in the Atmosphere Using GNSS“. Today he works at the Department of Geoinformatics of the VŠB-TU of Ostrava, Czechia.
  • Juraj Cirbus: In 2014, he defended a dissertation on the subject “Cellular Automaton for Simulating the Spread of Liquid on the Earth’s Surface Using Geoinformation Technologies“. Today, he works at Norconsult Informasjonssystemer AS in Norway.
  • Antonín Orlík: In 2017, he defended a dissertation on “Predictive Analytical Procedures for Selection and Pre-Processing of Geodata“. Today he is owner of the private company and the operator of the globally successful service https://mygeodata.cloud/.

Professional Activities

  • member of the Czech Association for Geoinformation (CAGI), Prague (1997 – present)
  • chairman of the CAGI Expert Committee on Standardization (1997 – 2004)
  • member of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association, Aurora, USA (1997 – 2004)
  • member of the doctoral board of doctoral study program Applied Geoinformatics, MENDELU Brno (2007 – present)
  • guarantee of Geoinformatics in Master’s and Doctoral Studies (1999 – present)
  • full member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Mining and Geology, VSB-TU of Ostrava, Czechia (2000 – 2009)
  • member of the Doctoral Board of Doctoral Studies of Geoinformatics at Faculty of Mining and Geology, VSB-TU of Ostrava, Czechia (2000 – present)
  • Chairman of the Doctoral Board of Doctoral Studies of Geoinformatics at Faculty of Mining and Geology, VSB-TU of Ostrava, Czechia (2004 – present)
  • member of the Terminological Commission of the Czech Office of Surveying and Cadastre (2000 – present)
  • member of the Czech Cartographic Society (2001 – present)
  • member of the Intelligent Transport Systems and Services Association, Prague (2002 – 2012)
  • member of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on SDIs and Standards, 2001 – to date)
  • Member of the National Geographic Committee (2014-2015)
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science at the Palacky University in Olomouc, Czechia (2014-2018)
  • expert at the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (2017 – so far)
  • member of the Expert Thematic Group Transport Horizion 2020 at the Ministery of Transport of the Czech Republic, (2015 – so far)
  • representative of VŠB-TUO in the Platform for fully autonomous vehicles at the Ministery of Transport of the Czech Republic, (2017 – so far)

Selected Publications

Journals with Impact Factor

  • Szturcova, D., Rapant, P.: Enhanced Methodology for Ontology Development. Computing and Informatics, 2013, vol. 32 (5) str. 1038–1054.
  • Cooper, A. K., Moellering, H., Hjelmager, J.,  Rapant, P., Delgado, T., Laurent, D., Danko, D. M., Abad, P., Düren, U., Coetzee, S., Iwaniak, A., Rajabifard, A., Huet, M., Brodeur, J.: A spatial data infrastructure model from the computational viewpoint. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 2013, 27 (6), str. 1133-1151.
  • Hjelmager, J, Moellering, H., Cooper, A., Delgado, T., Rajabifard, A., Rapant, P., Danko, D., Huet, M., Laurent, D., Aalders, H., Iwaniak, A., Abad, P., Düren, U., Martynenko, A.: An initial formal model for spatial data infrastructures, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Volume 22, Issue 11 & 12 2008 , pages 1295 – 1309.
  • Rapant, P.: Prostor v multiagentových systémech modelujících prostorové procesy. Acta Montanistica Slovaca, Košice, Ročník 12(2007), číslo 2, 84-97. http://actamont.tuke.sk/pdf/2007/n2/2rapant.pdf

Monographies, chapters

  • Coetzee, S., Steiniger, S., Köbben, B., Iwaniak, A., Kaczmarek, I., Rapant, P., Cooper, A., Cooper, A., Behr, F.-J.,  Schoof, G.,  Katumba, S.,  Vatseva, R.,  Sinvula, K., Moellering, H.: The academic SDI—Towards understanding spatial data infrastructures for research and education (2017) Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Part F2, pp. 99-113.
  • Kolejka, J., Rapant, P. a kol.: Scénáře podpory krizového řízení geoinformačními technologiemi Optimalizace aktivit při bleskové povodni, při ohrožení svahovými pohyby a toxické havárii na silnici a železnici. Ústav geoniky AV ČR a Vysoká škola báňská – Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2015. 210 str.
  • Cooper, A., Coetzee, S., Rapant, P., Laurent, D., Danko, D. M., Iwaniak, A., Peled, A., Moellering, H., Duren, U.: Exploring the Impact of a Spatial Data Infrastructure on Value-Added Resellers and Vice Versa. In Buchroithner, M., Prechtel, N., Burghardt, D. (eds.): Cartography from Pole to Pole. Selected Contributions to the XXVIth International Conference of the ICA, Dresden 2013. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography 2014, str. 395-404.
  • Rapant, P., Cirbus, J.: Celulární automaty a multiagentové systémy – jiné paradigma přístupu k modelování a simulaci prostorových procesů. In Voženílek, V., Dvorský, J., Húsek, D. (eds) (2011): Metody umělé inteligence v geoinformatice. Olomouc, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 184 s. ISBN 978-80-244-2945-8. Str. 57-68.
  • Rapant, P.: Geoinformatika a geoinformační technologie. VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2006. 500 str. ISBN 80-248-1264-9. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/40387847_Geoinformatika_a_geoinformacni_technologie.
  • Rapant, P., Horakova, B., Ruzicka, J.: Czech Republic Standard ISVS pro strukturu a vymenny format metadat informacnich zdroju Standard for Structure and Transfer Format of Metadata on Geo-data Sets. In Moellering H., Aalders H. and Crane A. (Eds.): World Spatial Metadata Standards. ICA, Elsevier Science/Pergamon, 2005. Pp. 257-275.
  • Rapant, P.: Družicové polohové systémy. VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2002. 200 str. ISBN 80-248-0124-8, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/310378256_Druzicove_polohove_systemy