Asst. Prof. Tomaž Podobnikar, PhD

Research Advisor, BSc of Geodesy



01 4706 493

tp@zrc-sazu.si



Tomaž Podobnikar is active within the area of spatial informatics, especially spatial analyses in geographical information systems (GIS), methods of spatial data quality control, and modelling of digital surface models with emphasis on integrating of the existent data. He holds a BSc (degree) in geographical information systems and their applications in environment and archaeology, MSc in Monte Carlo methods and their applications in geographical information systems, PhD in digital terrain modelling (DTM) from various data sources of different quality, all from the University of Ljubljana. Formerly he was employed at the Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia. He was a research fellow at the technical universities in Delft (1997) and Vienna (1999, 2000, 2007-2009), and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.) (2006). He participated at the field works based on archaeological and GPS projects in Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia and Mexico. Currently he researches ancient and current landscapes including predictive modelling in archaeology. He is interested in applied and multidisciplinary approaches and thus introduces internet into GIS and integration of different spatial data into research activities at ZRC SAZU and elsewhere. Since 1997 he co-edits and co-organises the biennial symposia Geographical Information Systems in Slovenia. He is a member of AGILE (Association Geographic Information Laboratories Europe), several scientific organising committees of symposia, and reviewer of some eminent journals. He is part-time lecurer or researcher at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Information Studies, School of Advanced Social Studies.

  • PODOBNIKAR, Tomaž, 2011, Old maps for spatial application: written by Tomaž Podobnikar. V1 magazine, 8 p.
  • SMOLE, Domen – Marjan ČEH – Tomaž PODOBNIKAR, 2011, Evaluation of inductive logic programming for information extraction from natural language texts to support spatial data recommendation services. International journal of geographical information science.
  • PODOBNIKAR, Tomaž  – Jožica ŠKOFIC – Mojca HORVAT, 2009, Mapping and analysing the local speeches areas for Slovenian linguistic atlas. In: GARTNER, Georg F. (eds.), ORTAG, Felix (eds.). Proceedings : ICA symposium on cartography for Central and Eastern Europe, Vienna 16-17 February 2009, [225]-246.
  • PODOBNIKAR, Tomaž, 2009, Methods for visual quality assessment of a digital terrain model. S.A.P.I.EN.S., special Issue 2, vol. 2, 20 p.
  • PODOBNIKAR, Tomaž, 2008, Simulation and representation of the positional errors of boundary and interior regions in maps. In: MOORE, Antoni (eds.), DRECKI, Igor (eds.). Geospatial vision : new dimensions in cartography : selected papers from the 4th National Cartographic Conference Geocart'2008, New Zealand,  (Lecture notes in geoinformation and cartography). Berlin; Heidelberg: Springer, 141-169.
  • PODOBNIKAR, Tomaž – Krištof OŠTIR – Klemen ZAKŠEK, 2006, Influence of data quality on solar radiation modeling. In: Michele Campagna (ur.), GIS for sustainable development, Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 417-430.
  • PODOBNIKAR, Tomaž, 2005, Production of integrated digital terrain model from multiple datasets of different quality. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 19 (1): 69-89.
  • STANČIČ, Zoran – Nikša VUJNOVIĆ – Branko KIRIGIN – Slobodan ČAČE – Tomaž PODOBNIKAR – Josip BURMAZ, 1999, The Adriatic Islands Project. Vol. 2, The archaeological heritage of the island of Brač, Croatia, (BAR International Series, 803). Oxford: Archaeopress, VI: 248.
  • PODOBNIKAR, Tomaž, 1999, Monte Carlo simulations in Slovenia: modelling and visualisation of spatial data error. GIM International 13 (7): 47-49.
  • PODOBNIKAR, Tomaž – Zoran STANČIČ – Krištof OŠTIR, 1998, Modelling erosion and deposition with GIS. In: John Peterson, Božidar Slapšak, Zoran Stančič (eds.), COST action G2: paysages antiques et structures rurales: proceeding of a workshop Ljubljana, 27 April 1996, The use of Geographic Information Systems in the study of ancient landscapes and features related to ancient land use, Norwick: European Commission, 95-103.

BSc of Geodesy, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 1995
MSc, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 1998
PhD, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 2001

Keywords
spatial analysis and modelling
spatial informatics