The InDOG workshop in Olomouc - GIS and Map Tiles


Within the second InDOG PhD conference which was organized by the Department of Geoinformatics, Palacky University in Olomouc, participated among other experts also Petr Pridal.

The conference was realized in October 2013 within the project Innovation of PhD Geoinformatics and Cartography study with support of modern technological trends.

The aim of the project is to innovate doctoral degree programs at Palacky University in Olomouc, focusing on Geoinformatics and Cartography (with an impact on students of other universities in the Czech Republic of similar focus) with the focus to support the latest digital technology.

The workshop about GIS and Map Tiles was headed by Petr Pridal who led a "Keynote Workshop". You can see the presentation he prepared for PhD students online at: http://www.slideshare.net/klokan/olomouc-indogtiles

PhD students had a possibility to get to know more about pre-rendering of map tiles with MapTiler, its advantages as well as disadvantages and to consult the projects which interests them. Petr talked about tiling the maps, research and recent exciting development in GIS. He presented Klokan Technologies products, clients and the process of rendering. Students who attended this workshop had an unique opportunity to find out how does the process look like from the very beginning.


His Majesty King Willem-Alexander opens the exhibition of Atlas Neederlanden rendered with MapTiler

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander opens today the exhibition of Atlas Neederlanden.

The MapTiler software has been used to produce the interactive online presentation of the historic maps from this atlas.

Klokan Technologies GmbH in cooperation with the team from the University of Amsterdam has been processing these beautiful maps on the Dutch national research HPC Infrastructure of the SURFsara supercomputer centre.

The special collection of historical maps shows in the map image the genesis of the Kingdom of Netherlands. The Atlas of Neederlanden which was recently restored and digitized and processed with the MapTiler software. This atlas consists from nine parts and contains 618 maps of the Netherlands from the 17th to the early 19th century and represents the largest collector atlas of the country.

The digital version is available online at:

The exhibition called Atlas of Neederlanden: the dawn of the Kingdom at the University of Amsterdam which was opened by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander on October 18 2013 and will last until 9 February 2014 celebrates 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands.

It began in 2010 with the restoration and digitization of maps. The process was completed late last year. This made it possible to publish these maps for the first time.