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Jiří Horák

Research & Development Czech Republic

Assoc. Prof. Jiří Horák Dipl. Eng.

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Czech Association for Geoinformation (CAGI), Vice-president
VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava


Spatial Data Integration and Multidimensional Databases for Czech Crime Prevention

A rapid development of various information systems including public sector registers enables to integrate valuable data from heterogeneous data sources. Multidimensional databases incorporating spatial and temporal dimensions and other tools of Business Intelligence provide efficient environment to store harmonised, integrated and aggregated georeferenced data. Utilisation of such complex spatio-temporal databases offers an easy access and analysis of various indicators of geographical, human, economical environments for both long-term studies of indicators and early warning systems for detecting rapid changes of local human/social (and other) status which may trigger adequate preventive measures. Three methodologies and pilot prototypes focused on crime prevention were developed in the frame of the research project “Geoinformatics as a tool to support integrated activities of safety and emergency units” supported by the Czech Ministry of Interior.

Curriculum Vitae


1985      – Dipl. Eng. in Mathematical geology – VSB Ostrava

1989      – pedagogy – Palacky University Olomouc

1998      – Ph.D. in Geological engineering – VSB-TU Ostrava

2003      –assoc. prof. in Geoinformatics – VSB-TU Ostrava

Professional Experience:

  • 1985-1995 –  researcher at the Department of Economic and Exploration Geology, VSB
  • 1995-2002 – Assistant Professor, VŠB-TU Ostrava
  • 2006-2011 – head of Institute of Geoinformatics
  • 2003            – associated professor in Geoinformatics – VSB-TU Ostrava


Specialization: geographical information systems, spatial statistics, applied geostatistics, micro-scale analysis (namely socioeconomic features), geocoding, geoparsing, web services testing, hydroinformatics, uncertainty, transport accessibility, spatial simulation

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