JAN KOLÁŘ GEOSPATIAL RESEARCHER

E-mail: jan.kolar@grifinor.net
Telephone: +45 27446446

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WORKPLACES
(7)


current (2010)

Grifinor Project, Principal Investigator
Maalov Hovedgade 54, Maalov, Denmark.

2010 (2008)

Aalborg University Copenhagen, Assistant Professor
Lautrupvang 15, Ballerup, Denmark
Lautrupvang 2b, Ballerup, Denmark

2007

Planing and Development Department (Aalborg University), Assistant Professor
Fibigestraede 11, Aalborg, Denmark

2006 (2002)

Centre for 3D GeoInformation (Aalborg University), Ph.D candidate + Postdoc
Niels Jernes Vej 14, Aalborg, Denmark

2003 (7 months)

3D Development Team (Environmental Systems Research Institute), Independent Researcher
380 New York Street, Redlands, CA 92373, USA

2002 (2000)

Computer Science Department (Aalborg University), M.Sc. Student
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E, Aalborg, Denmark

2000 (1995)

Gisat s.r.o., Subcontractor
Charkovska 7, Prague, the Czech Republic

EDUCATION
(3)


2006 (2002)

Ph.D. at the Department of Planning and Development, Aalborg University, Denmark
Dissertation Title: Global Indexing Of Topographic Surface For 3D Visualization And Analysis.
Supervisor: Assoc. prof. Erik Kjems.
Opponents: Prof. Michael F. Goodchild, University of California in Santa Barbara, Prof. Christian C. Tscherning, University of Copenhagen, and Assoc. prof. Simonas Šaltenis, Aalborg University.

2002 (2000)

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark
Dissertation Title: Active ranked k-nearest neighbor queries for moving query and data points in road networks.
Supervisor: Prof. Christian S. Jensen.

2001 (1993)

Engineer (Ing.) in Geodesy and Cartography, the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.
Dissertation Title (czech): Návrh technologie správy webového informačního systému se zaměřením na geoinformace
Supervisor: Prof. Ales Cepek.
Opponent: Dr. Vaclav Slaboch, VUGTK.

R&D PROJECTS
(11)


current (2006)

"Grifinor Project"; roles: principal investigator, owner.
Self-financed.
A uniform and practically applicable basis for exchange of geographic information.

2012 (2007)

"InfraWorld"; role: investigator.
For: VERDIKT - an ICT R&D program of the Norwegian Research Council.
Design and prototype a new technology for handling complex interoperability issues of frequently changing data in a (geo)spatial context.

2009 (2007)

"Energy City Frederikshavn"; role: investigator.
For: the Frederikshavn Municipality.
An interactive city model showing calculated energy scenarios for the project's exhibition at COP15.


"GIOX"; role: design & implementation.
For: the GTM M.Sc. Programme, Copenhagen Institute of Technology.
A Linux OS distribution composed of liberal software packages specialized on geoinformatics, allowing students to try many geoscientific tools without installing anything.

2007

"KRAM Run Display"; role: design & implementation.
For: the Aalborg Municipality.
A virtual globe display showing an aggregated, real-time distance ran by all the participants of the event.

2006 (2002)

"Global Indexing Grid"; role: Ph.D. candidate.
For: the Department of Planning and Development, Aalborg University.
An indexing method and technological proof suitable for a multi-resolution modeling of global geographic features including the topographic surface, and the gravitational field of the Earth.

2004 (2002)

"JeoLiBy"; roles: consultant, archiver.
For: Centre for 3D GeoInformation - a European regional development fund.
A method and an implementation for automated reconstruction of buildings with roofs from existing ortho-photos, 1m grid interpolated from aerial laser-scan, and technical maps.


"GRIFINOR"; role: investigator.
For: Centre for 3D GeoInformation - a European regional development fund.
A platform for a virtual model of the world (model-map) and in particular of North Jutland taking all three dimensions and time into account. A new geospatial platform, where variable kinds of information can be visually and interactively presented.

2003

"Store XML"; role: design & implementation.
For: Danish Forest and Landscape Research Institute.
Utility for bulk loading of 1) BBR 2) KRR 3) ESR 4) SVUR and 5) PLAN datasets from XML formats into PostgreSQL database.

2002 (2001)

"Nearest Neighbor Queries in Road Networks"; role: M.Sc. student.
For: Department of Planning and Development, Aalborg University.
Data representation and algorithms for handling points moving along a predefined road network, and continuously tracking the nearest points moving in the same network.

2001 (1999)

"WebMachinek"; role: design & implementation, M.Sc. student.
For: Gisat company; Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.
A web system for building and managing web pages, which need to be presented as a unified and structured information entity.

AWARDS
(3)


2009

"The Best Youth Oral Presentation" for a paper GIG: A projection-free global grid system suitable for indexing.
The sixth International Symposium Digital Earth, Beijing, China.

2007

"Digital Earth Grand Challenge Winner", First International Digital Earth 3D Visualization Contest.
The fifth International Symposium Digital Earth, UC Berkeley, USA. (w/ M. Jaegly).

2000

"Scholarship from The Danish Ministry of Education and Nykredit company", (130k DKK)
By Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, Denmark for two-year M.Sc. studies at Computer Science department.

PUBLICATIONS
(25)


forthcoming

Geospatial Reference Interface for IP Networks. (Book)
J. Kolar
G Press

2013

Bytecode Unification of Geospatial Computable Models.” (Conference paper)
J. Kolar
In FOSS4G 2013 Proceedings.
Nottingham, UK.

2010

Global Indexing of Topographic Surface: A Discrete Global Grid Indexing of Topographic Surface Suitable for 3D Visualization and Analysis. (Book)
J. Kolar
Lambert Academic Publishing,


2010

“Dynamic Features in a 3d City Model as an Energy System.” (Conference paper)
W. Wen, E. Kjems, L. Bodum, and J. Kolar.
In ISPRS Conference: International Conference on 3D Geoinformation, 73–78.

2009

Visualization Aided Georeferencing of Individual 3d Models.” (Conference paper)
J. Kolar, and W. Wen.
Hamburg, Germany.


“GIG: A Projection-free Global Grid System Suitable for Indexing.” (Conference paper)
J. Kolar
In Proceedings of the 6th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth.
Beijing, China.


“Open Source Grifinor Platform for 3D Spatial Data Presentation.” (Conference paper)
J. Kolar, T. Bayer, and S. Grill.
In Remote Sensing for a Changing Europe: Proceedings of the 28th Symposium of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories.
Istanbul, Turkey: Millpress.

2008

“Managed Objects for Infrastructure Data.” (Book section)
E. Kjems, L. Bodum, and J. Kolar.
In 3D Geo-Information Sciences. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, 97–107.
Berlin Heidelberg : Springer Verlag.


“Object Oriented Roads in Modelmaps.” (Conference paper)
E. Kjems, and J. Kolar.
In 10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management: Book of abstracts.
Foz de Iguacu, Parana, Brazil.

2007

Managed Code Interoperability in Digital Earth Technology.” (Conference paper)
J. Kolar
In Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth.
Berkeley, CA, USA.


“Global Surface Model Using Space-shuttle Radar Topographic Mission Dataset and Global Indexing Grid.” (Conference paper)
J. Kolar, E. Kjems, L. Bodum, and E. M. Sørensen.
In Proceedings of FIG Working Week 2007: Strategic Integration of Surveying Services.
Hong Kong SAR, China.


“Education in Geomatics with Grifinor.” (Conference paper)
J. Kolar, and J. Kolar.
In Proceedings of FIG Commission 2 and the Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU in Prague Symposia: Scientia Est Potentia.
Prague, the Czech Republic.

2006

“On the Road to 3D Geographic Systems: Important Aspects of Global Model-mapping Technology.” (Book section)
J. Kolar
In Innovations in 3d Geo Information Systems, edited by A. Abdul-Rahman, S. Zlatanova, and V. Coors, 207–223.
Springer-Verlag, 2006.


“Global Indexing Of Topographic Surface For 3D Visualization And Analysis.” (Ph.D. Thesis)
J. Kolar
Department of Planning and Development, Aalborg University, Denmark.

2005

“GRIFINOR : Integrated Object-Oriented Solution for Navigating Real-Time 3D Virtual Environments.” (Book section)
Bodum, L., E. Kjems, J. Kolar, P. M. Ilsoe, and J. Overby.
In Geo-information for Disaster Management, edited by P. van Oosterom, S. Zlatanova, and E. M. Fendel, 937–950.
Heidelberg / Berlin: IEEE Computer Society Press.


“Geo Embedded Navigation.” (Conference paper)
P. M. Ilsoe, and J. Kolar.
In Geo-information for Disaster Management, edited by P. van Oosterom, S. Zlatanova, and E. M. Fendel, 1163–1172.
Heidelberg / Berlin: IEEE Computer Society Press.


“From Mapping to Virtual Geography.” (Conference paper)
E. Kjems, and J. Kolar.
In Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management - Abstracts of the 9th International Conference, edited by S. Batty, 295.
London, U.K.: Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.


“Flexible Terrain Representation Using Runtime Surface Reconstruction.” (Poster paper)
J. Kolar, and P. M. Ilsoe.
In Poster Papers Proceedings of WSCG’2005: 13-th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, edited by V. Skala, 33–34.
Pilsen, the Czech Republic, UNION Agency.

2004

“Global Indexing of 3d Vector Geographic Features.” (Poster paper)
J. Kolar
In International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 20th Congres, 669–672.
Istanbul, Turkey.


“Representation of Geographic Terrain Surface Using Global Indexing.” (Conference paper)
J. Kolar
In 12th International Conference on Geoinformatics Geospatial Information Research, 321–329.
Gävle, Sweden.

2003

“Nearest Neighbor Queries in Road Networks.” (Conference paper)
C. S. Jensen, J. Kolar, T. B. Pedersen, and I. Timko.
In Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems.


“XML in Projects GNU Gama and 3DGI” (Conference paper)
J. Kolar, P. Soucek, and A. Cepek.
In Proceedings of FIG Working Week 2003.
Ecole National de Sciences Géographiques (ENSG) and IGN, Paris, France.

2002

“Active ranked k-nearest neighbor queries for moving query and data points in road networks.” (Master thesis)
I. Timko, J. Kolar.
Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark.

2001

“WebMachinek.” (Technical report)
J. Kolar
Sourceforge, http://sourceforge.net/projects/webmachinek

2000

“Návrh technologie správy webového informačního systému se zaměřením na geoinformace.” (Master thesis)
J. Kolar
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.



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