Geomatics at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic

Geomatics@UWB ( University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Applied Sciences) is a leading research and education group in the area of geographic data and information management in the Czech Republic.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines geomatics (geos: Earth, matics: informatics) as a “discipline concerned with the collection, distribution, storage, analysis, processing, presenting of geographic data or geographic information”. [ISO/TR 19122:2004(E)]

Geomatics@UWB provides research and education in the following specialisms:

  • surveying and geodesy,
  • mapping and cartography,
  • remote sensing including photogrammetry and global navigation satellite systems (Earth observation),
  • cadastre,
  • geographic information systems.

Geomatics@UWB utilises research from disciplines including geography, astronomy, geophysics, informatics, cybernetics and mathematics. In this perspective, Geomatics@UWB provides interdisciplinary research mainly in the following areas:

  • spatial and urban planning and smart cities,
  • transport planning including smart mobility,
  • agriculture and precision/autonomous farming,
  • landscape and rural development,
  • cultural heritage including historical maps,
  • environmental protection, disaster management and climate change.

Geomatics@UWB is formally affiliated with:

  • the Department of Geomatics, and
  • the Geophysical Models and Geoinformatics Technologies programme of the New Technologies for the Information Society (NTIS) research centre.