General informations


  1. In cash during the registration – 1 300 CZK (800 CZK students), in Czech currency (CZK) only!
  2. By bank transfer –  50 EUR (30 EUR students), in Euro (EUR) only! Account number 43-3855090287/0100 , IBAN CZ9801000000433855090287 , SWIFT KOMBCZPPXXX, variable symbol 993105511/19


Participants can book accommodation themselves. Of the wide range of accommodation options at all levels, the organizers recommend:

University accommodation, 3 min walking

from €20 +420 777 000 202 or


Long Story Short Hostel (rooms and dorms), 15 min walking / 1 tram stops

from €20


Hotel Penzion Na Hradě 3 stars, 10 min walking

from €53


Hotel Palac 3 stars, 8 min walking

from €58


Hisperia Hotel Olomouc 3 stars, 6 tram stops

from €60



Theresian Hotel & Spa 4 stars, 25 min walking / 2 tram stops

from €69


Arigone Hotel  3 stars, 15 min walking / 1 tram stops

from €70


Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc 4 stars,  17 min walking / 2 tram stops

from €69


Hotel Trinity  4 stars, 25 min walking / 2 tram stops

from €75

Getting to Olomouc

By plane

Olomouc is reached easily from Prague, Vienna or Brno international airports. From Václav Havel Airport Prague, take a shuttle bus (Airport Express, ticket 60CZK [£2.06]) operating from 5.30 am to 10.30 pm. The Other option is to take a taxi to Prague railway station (Praha Hlavní nádraží, approximately 540CZK [£18.50] per car). There are many direct trains every day from Prague to Olomouc (distance 250km; travel time 2 hours 15 minutes; The Czech Rail company trainsRegioJet trainsLeo Express trains). For train schedule and prices, visit, average ticket price 220CZK (£7.55).

Olomouc’s nearest international airport is Brno-Tuřany Airport, 74km from Olomouc (50 minutes by car). However, it is a small airport and serves only flights from London airports (Stansted and Luton).

You can take a direct bus to Olomouc (distance approximately 280km, visit or or travel by train from Vienna train station (for further details visit

By road

Olomouc is conveniently accessible by car from Prague (approx. 3h), Vienna (approx. 2h 35min), Poland and Slovakia. When driving on the motorway you will need to pay road tax. 

By train

Olomouc is also accessible by train, with access to some high-speed trains. There are three railway companies operating in the Czech Republic: The Czech Rail company trainsLeo Express trains and RegioJet trains. For timetables and detailed information, please refer to

Department of Geoinformatics

Dept. of Geoinformatics, Palacký University
17. listopadu 50, 771 46, Olomouc, Czech Republic
GPS: 49.593725, 17.265317

ICA Spring will be held at Department of Geoinformatics, a department established in 2001 and being a part of Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc. The Department of Geoinformatics guarantees the bachelor study programme Geoinformatics and Geography, the master study programme Geoinformatics and PhD study Geoinformatics – Cartography. It also offers doctoral studies Geoinformatics and Cartography in the English language (in full-time and combined form). The department is situated approximately 15 minutes walk from the city centre, 10 minutes walk from main train station, and using public transportation network reachable from anywhere in Olomoucinto 20 minutes.

There are two fully equipped computer labs, one lecture room, one 3D printing & tech room, and one mapping room available for the participants. A common relax zone and kitchen is available as well.

Olomouc city

Olomouc had always been among the most important cities of the Kingdom of Bohemia. With its convenient location, ancient university and spiritual, cultural and craft traditions Olomouc has been for centuries a natural centre of Moravia, attractive to artists, intellectuals and businessmen. Olomouc is the most beautiful Czech town according to world-renowned tourist guide Lonely Planet. The majestic Holy Trinity Column is a remarkable monument and since 2000 it has been a UNESCO World Heritage. 

Olomouc is the fifth-largest city in the Czech Republic. It lies right in the heart of Moravia, of which it was formerly the capital. Olomouc is one of the most beautiful towns in Central Europe. Travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet has ranked Olomouc among the top 10 European destinations: “Olomouc is one of the Czech Republic’s most under-rated destinations, with a great nightlife scene and a mini-Prague feel.”

For centuries, Olomouc was one of the most significant seats of the Czech kingdom, and as the natural centre of Moravia, it attracted leading artists, scholars and merchants. Its distinguished and diverse past has left the city with a superb collection of historical treasures, making Olomouc the second-largest historical monument preservation area in the country after Prague.

Today Olomouc is the seat of the medieval Palacký University, the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic, established in 1573. The city is also home to the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, several interesting museums, theatres and clubs.

The most famous sights include the Holy Trinity Column (a Unesco World Heritage Site), an astronomical clock on the front of the Olomouc town hall, a group of six baroque fountains and the modern Arion fountain.

Visitors can experience 1,000 years of history when they visit the cathedral and palaces on the Wenceslas mound. It was at this historical site, known as Olomouc castle, that the last ruler of the Přemyslid dynasty died by the sword, and where the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his Sixth Symphony.

See also:

Take a virtual tour around Olomouc and Palacký University

Czechia - practical info

  • Czech currency is Czech Crown (CZK)
  • 1 EUR = 25.5 CZK
  • There are lot of ATM within the city
  • It is quite usuall to pay by credit card in restaurants, hotels, etc.
  • Czechia is an EU member
  • Czechia is in Schnegen area
  • Emergency call: 112
  • Phone code to Czechia: +420 (or 00420)
  • Weather forecast for Olomouc:

Tech instruction for presentations

There will be PC for preseneters with parameters:
  • Windows 10
  • Power Point 2017 (PPTX)
  • Adobe Reader (PDF)
  • 16:9 monitor + 16:9 projection screen
  • USB3
Please bring Apple (iMac) adapter if you need it.
Please contact if you have any specific requirements

Tech instruction for workshops

There are 2 PC labs (24 places and 20 places) for workshops with parameters:
  • Windows 10
  • Power Point 2017 (PPTX)
  • Adobe Reader (PDF)
  • 16:9 monitor + 16:9 projection screen
  • USB3
  • ArcGIS, QGIS, Envi, …
Please bring Apple (iMac) adapter if you need it.
Please contact if you have any specific requirements

Field Trip

Punkva Caves
One of the best-known subterranean areas of the Moravian Karst, where you’ll get to travel along an underground river! The Moravian Karst is the biggest and most significant karst region in the Czech Republic. Its attractions include several subterranean areas, with the greatest interest traditionally being in the Punkva Caves, where, apart from cathedrals of stalagmites and stalactites, you can also visit the bottom of Macocha Abyss and take a boat along the subterranean Punkva River.

Dinner at Hotel Sladovna