Clever Maps




Urban Planner (Jaroslav Burian, Ph.D., Palacký University, Olomouc)

Urban Planner is an analytic extension for Esri ArcGIS for Desktop designed to evaluate the land suitability and to detect the most suitable areas for spatial development. The extension uses a multi-criteria analysis and respects the principles of sustainable development. The core of the extension focuses on evaluation of land suitability according to input data, their values and weights.

The workshop will focus on theoretical and practical model description. The participants learn to model land suitability, to search optimal development areas and will be able to calculate scenario analysis.

Web Processing Service with GeoServer (Jan Růžička, Ph.D., VSB-TUO)

GeoServer is a tool for building a node of a geoinformation infrastructure. It supports via WPS Extension Web Processing Service protocol to run geospatial analyzes on a remote machine.

Web Processing Services can be build with different tools, but the workshop is focused on using Java language and GeoTools library. We are going to start with simple Hello World WPS, but basic knowledge of Java language (or similar e.q. C#, C or PHP) would be usefull.

We are going to develop basic WPS using ESRI Shapefile and spatial operations. Our WPS is going to serve results as WMS (Web Map Service) and WFS (Web Feature Service) services. We are going to use PostGIS database and pgRouting extension to create WPS that will perform simple networking analyzes (shortest path search).


The National Supercomputer Centre

The National Supercomputer Centre at the Technical University of Ostrava operates Salomon, the 40th most powerful supercomputer in the world, supplied by the company SGI. The theoretical computing power of the machine is 2 PFLOPS. It therefore outperforms the current supercomputer of Ostrava, Anselm, more than twentyfold. With an SGI ICE X-based architecture with the most advanced Intel® Xeon® processors, and Intel Xeon PhiTM co-processors, the supercomputer of Ostrava is the most powerful machine equipped with this type of co-processors in Europe.

Salomon supports diverse scientific projects from multiple fields, including cosmology, astronomy, structural engineering and fluid mechanics, geophysics, climatology, molecular modelling, plasma and particle physics, IT and applied mathematics.

Research projects included tuning catalyser for drug synthesis, spread of ultrasound waves through human body in tumour treatment, spread of heat inside planets and their moons, computer design of drugs, simulation of probes for fusion-reactor control, models of precipitations and outflow for simulations of floods, simulations of flaws in manufacturing sheet metal, calculations for the treatment of staphylococcus aureus, or the prediction of contact wear, to name but a few.

Planetarium of Ostrava

The Planetarium of Ostrava has been recently renovated and re-opened for the public in December 2014. Surrounded entirely by green areas, the building boasts the third largest theatre, 12.5m in diameter, and the second largest projection screen in the Czech Republic. The premises are accessible to all of those willing to broaden their knowledge of outer space.

Visitors can regularly watch a myriad of shows about different astronomical topics focused on different age- and interest-groups. Besides, also music shows are presented, dedicated to classical or jazz music, for instance. Approximately nine thousand stars, planets and other bodies appear on the screen located in the theatre with one hundred seats.

One of the most notable and attractive novelties is Experimentarium. It consists of interactive items, located throughout the building, including formerly inaccessible rooms, which demonstrate natural laws and processes in a playful manner.

Lower Area of Ví­tkovice

Since May 1st 2015, the Blast Furnace no. 1 has been publically accessible, including the new extension entitled the Bolt Tower. The "white-knuckle" trip brings the guests to a vantage point situated as many as 80 metres high, or to the core of a blast furnace, getting to know everything about the production of pig iron. This trip is part of the excursion.

Recently, the Coal trip has been made available. Guests go through the area of a former black-coal mine Hlubina with a visit to its head frame. A related presentation familiarises the listeners with not only coal-mining, but also how coal changes into coke and its use in connection with the blast furnace. Part of the trip involves newly reconstructed premises of the area, including the Amber bridge, which enables passing through both parts of the area via coke ovens.