5th Field-Map International User Conference

5th Field-Map International User Conference

October 1-3, 2014

Lednice - Valtice Area, Czech Republic


Conference Programme - click here

The excursion to the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape - click here

Map of important places - click here

Dear Field-Map users, dear colleagues,

Since 2006 IFER have been holding the bi-annual Field-Map International User’s Conference that brings together current and perspective Field-Map Users from many parts of the world. This autumn IFER is pleased to invite you to the 5th Conference aimed at sharing experience and process applications, exhibiting current research topics and results, gaining knowledge of technology capabilities and improvements in a collaborative discussion.

IFER Staff members will present the cutting edge technologies and latest developments in software and hardware for on-ground field data collection operations and further post processing. Each user attending is encouraged to present their research project carried out with Field-Map and propose future capabilities which they would like to see in Field-Map.

The conference will gather both users and developers of Field-Map Technology for three days.

Conference fee is 180 EUR and includes accommodation (Penzion Onyx, www.penzion-ubytovani-lednice.cz), meals, conference refreshments & drinks, and a field excursion.

The Conference itself will take place at the Multifunctional Centre of the beautiful Lednice Chateau (www.zamek-lednice.info/en).

If you are interested in participating in this event please contact Ms. Zuzana Exnerova (zuzana.exnerova@ifer.cz) by the end of June - your active involvement in the form of presenting a paper on your working experience with Field-Map would be highly appreciated.

Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape

The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape is spread over the site of a mighty 12th century border castle. Today it is the home of a romantic château, a picturesque village and in particular a jewel of landscape architecture of unprecedented proportions.

The notional milestone at the beginning of the long period of development of this whole area is the end of the 14th century, when the Liechtenstein family obtained a share of the land. The current area, measuring almost 300 km2, is the result of landscaping based on English parks, and thanks to this baroque architecture meets the neo-gothic château and small follies in the romantic style.

The Ledice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, as one of the treasures of UNESCOs World Cultural Heritage, was inscribed in its list in 1996.

Between the 17th and 20th centuries the ruling Dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains into one huge park, where the baroque and neo-gothic architecture of their chateaux are married with smaller buildings and a landscape that was fashioned according to the English principles of landscape architecture.

Conference language: English
On-line registration form - click here

Conference Programme

Date: 1.10.2014 (Wednesday)

Conference Registration

12:00 - 13:30

Conference registration

Field-Map Development from 2013 to 2014 (version X4 (X5))
| Place: multifunctional Centre of the Lednice Chateau




14:00 - 14:10

Welcoming and Introduction

Martin Cerny (IFER)

14:10 - 15:10

News on Field-Map

Martin Cerny, Petr Blazek (IFER)

15:10 - 15:30

New Field-Map hardware

Petr Blazek (IFER)

15:30 - 15:45

New Field-Map Databases

Ondrej Cerny (IFER)

16:00 - 16:15

Coffee break


16:15 - 17:00

News on Field-Map Scripting

Martin Cerny (IFER)

18:00 - 19:00

Dinner (place: guest house Onyx)


Optional evening sessions (Field-Map trainings)
| Place: guest house Onyx




19:30 - 20:30

Field-Map scripting for beginners

Ondrej Cerny (IFER)

20:30 - 21:30

Advanced Field-Map scripting

Martin Cerny (IFER)

19:30 - 21:30

Field-Map technical support – questions and answers

IFER staff (IFER)


Date: 2.10.2014 (Thursday)

Field-Map user papers
| Place: multifunctional Centre of the Lednice Chateau




09:00 - 09:20

Long-term forestry studies on permanent sample plots vs Field-Map technology. How to deal with different spatial coordinate systems?

Kamil Bielak and Stanisław Drozdowski (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland)

09:20 - 09:40

The Pit-mounds microtopographies mapping by Field-Map in Michigan forests, USA

Dusan Adam (The Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Czech Republic)

09:40 - 10:00

Using of Field-Map technology in Ukraine

Maksim Buksha (Ukrainian Research Institute of Forestry and Forest Melioration, Ukraine)

10:20 - 10:40

Airborne LiDAR scanning for assessment of forest site parameters

František Zemek, Jan Novotny (The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic)

10:40 - 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 - 11:20 Stem profiles equations for tropical species Rocio Vargas Llanto (National University of the Forest, Tingo María, Peru)
11:20 - 11:40 Stem profiles equations for tropical species in the Amazonia Jorge Mattos Olavarria (MAP GeoSolutions, Peru)
11:40 - 12:00

Data from Natural Forest

Michelle Sundermann, Claudius Fricke, Christoph Tewes (NW-FVA, Germany)

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch (place: Restaurant Onyx)


Field-Map practise (on-line demonstration of new functionality)
| Place: multifunctional Centre of the Lednice Chateau




13:00 - 15:00 New Field-Map Databases (detail explanation, management, examples) IFER staff (IFER)
Field-Map synchronization and users rights management
Field-Map Query Tool

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee break


15:20 - 16:30 New Field-Map Databases (detail explanation, management, examples) IFER staff (IFER)
Field-Map synchroniation and users rights management
Field-Map Query Tool

18:00 - ??

Cultural show and networking dinner offered by IFER including dulcimer music (place: guest house Onyx)



Date: 3.10.2014 (Friday)

The excursion day

08:30 - 15:00

The excursion to the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape (UNESCO World Heritage Site), floodplain forest (inc. lunch)

15:00 - 16:00

Participants departure

Map of important places

Map of important places


List of Field-Map news
List of archive news