International SPatial LITeracy (SPLIT) Remote Sensing for Land Ecosystems

Location: Prague, Czech Republic Date: June 11-15, 2018 Registration will be open on Dec 01 2017


After Split (2014), Thessaloniki (2015), Chania (2016), and Dubrovnik (2017), SPLITRS 2018 is taking us to Prague, Czech Republic. Once again, an intensive learning remote sensing program for professionals and graduate students will be offered at a great location, “a land of great natural beauty and astounding cultural heritage”. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.



SPLITRS Program:

FIELD TRIP: Karlstejn Castle

LiDAR processing with LAStools

Synthetic Aperature Radar (SAR) for land-cover mapping

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

Land-cover monitoring using UAV

and more: TBA


SPLITRS 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic

Karlstejn Castle !


This intensive and advanced, 5-day learning event, presents best insights into most recent techniques learned from top international professors and researchers through hands-on sessions and lectures. Participants will learn about different remote sensing applications using UAS (drone), hyperspectral and LiDAR sensors, SAR, various RS software. Learning about information extraction techniques will be an integral part of the school program in 2018.

The program will not demand prior comprehensive knowledge of remote sensing, but prior understanding is recommended. Participants are expected to follow the program throughout the five days and they will receive a certificate of attendance specifying each of the lectures followed.


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    Flying UAV and data processing

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    LiDAR processing with examples of different projects

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    Hyperspectral data processing and classification workflow

Additional news

– The Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB), Split, Croatia are organising, the 6th International Conference on “Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental Research”. UAS4Enviro2018 will be hosted at FESB, from 27 through 29 June 2018.

– SPLITRS 2018 supports the International Journal of Remote Sensing – In 2017, RSPSoc members can publish their article in IJRS Gold Open Access for a reduced article publishing charge (APC) of £485 / €667 / $800, which represents a discount of over 70% on the standard APC with a quick turnaround.

– SPatial LITeracy – SPLIT through ART exhibition in Bowling Green State University, Ohio:


Thematic Issue: TBA


Set like a jewel in the very heart of Europe, Prague throughout its long history has played a significant role in continental politics and culture. Now firmly ranked among the most visited European destinations, Prague’s old town has been accredited as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Charles Bridge, built in the 14th century at the direction of King Charles IV who is said to have laid the first stone himself, leads you to Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square and the Astronomical Clock. Beyond the main sights, there are endless opportunities for diversion in Prague, from brewery tours to river cruises, but often the most memorable time is that spent just sitting at a shaded cafe, drinking in the atmosphere of this unique and beautiful city.

….and much more


Bring Your Poster!
Discuss your work with our lecturers!

  • Land ecosystem dynamics
  • Forest classification
  • Forest information / Forest fire
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystem-human interactions
  • or any other topic

Field Trip on Tuesday June 12

Karlstejn Castle is a large Gothic castle founded 1348 CE by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor-elect and King of Bohemia. The castle served as a place for safekeeping the Imperial Regalia as well as the Bohemian/Czech crown jewels, holy relics, and other royal treasures. Located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Prague above the village of the same name, it is one of the most famous and most frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic.

Venue: Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. University campus is located at the edge of Prague, with a good public transport to the downtown and near to the airport.

Virtual visit to the faculty is here:

ONLINE REGISTRATION will be open on Dec 01 2017


Prague offers a wealth of attractions and it is a popular tourist destination. Book your accommodation as soon as possible.

You should organize your own accommodation.

We recommend the student hostel rooms. There are very nice double rooms with bathroom. The price is reasonable (800 CZK for double room per night).

Hotels and Hostels

There are many hotels and hostels in Prague.

You may check: for Youth Hostels for Hotels

SPLITRS is not providing accommodation.