Scientific Program Committee - Milan Konecny

  • Doc. RNDr. Milan Kone─Źný, CSc
  • born December 15, 1948, in Vsetin
    married, 2 children

  • Masaryk University
    Faculty of Science
    Institut of Geography
    Laboratory on Geoinformatics and Cartography
    Kotlarska 2
    611 37 Brno
    Czech Republic

Employment Position

  • Director of Laboratory on Geoinformatics and Cartography; Associate Professor

Pedagogical Activities

  • Teaching activities at Masaryk University are in the fields of GIS and cartography. Author or co-author of a number of University lecture notes, including the first textbook in the field of GIS in the former Czechoslovakia. Chairman of the scientific and pedagogical committee for cartography, geoinformatics and remote sensing at Masaryk university in Brno and member of similar committees at Charles University in Prague, Technical University in Brno and Prague. Member of the scientific board of the Geographic Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing, P.R. of China and research-scientific institute in Hyderabad, India. Has had students from India, China, Angola, Senegal and Vietnam; supervised 14 doctoral students. Their dissertations included the application of GIS, remote sensing and digital cartography in the fields of GI policy, sustainable development, spatial information infrastructure, agricultural, forestry, environment, regional and landscape planning.

Scientific and Research Activities

  • Field of Expertise: research, education, project preparation and management, capacity building, expert activities (evaluation of the project of 5th and 6th Framework Program of the European Union in the fields of GIS, remote sensing, digital cartography, wireless transmission of spatial data, crises management, sustainable development and global environmental assessment; management of international organisations: International Cartographic Association, eight years as a vice-president, recently president) steering and advisory board committee member of Information Society Forum EU in Brussels, Digital Earth in Beijing, Global Map in Japan, GSDI in USA; expertises for Czech Ministry of Informatics and Ministry of Environment; familier with conditions and life in Japan India, China, Africa and Americas; participant of three polar expeditions (Svalbard) Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Acrobat Reader, Internet and Web services.