Spatial Exploration of Economic Data




The aim of this project is to improve students’ interdisciplinary skills by interconnecting different fields – economy, management, business informatics and (geo)informatics/geomatics. They will simulate economic/business analytics issues from real world via games during short-term intensive courses and blended mobility in order to bring economics/business and (geo)information together.

The mix of students establishes a platform for sharing knowledge on different levels of education. Students with different disciplinary backgrounds share a need and interest in learning about methodologies in advanced economic data analyses. Students will bring skills sets that complement each other and will share their experience. Spationomy helps to build the links between economy, quantitative data analysis and geomatics, mainly through informal learning.

Staff from participating organizations are directly participating in the project and will work together in order to bring their different specialization together, to develop new learning methodologies and to transfer interdisciplinary approaches (in various tasks) to students as well as to wide audience (via scientific outputs).

Improve Your
Interdisciplinary Skills

Virtual Education

Team Thinking

Share Ideas

Playful Learning

Become Specialist
in "Spatial Economy"

12 + 4



Summer Schools








Skype Meetings

each year


IntLeB - Drill part

Interdisciplinary Learning Block (IntLeB) is the umbrella activity of the Spationomy project. Drill part represents the initial physical meeting of all the participants at the beginning of IntLeB (February each year). Knowledge and skills gained at the intensive short-term course will be adopted by students via student group projects continuously solved during the blended mobility. This 5-day course is focused on:
  • Intensive learning and teaching activites
  • Equalizing knowledge about different fields of study
  • Establishing students working groups for the next phase of IntLeB

IntLeB - Virtual part

At the end of the Drill part, students will choose thematic project on which they will be working during the semester until the Spationomy Summerschool. At the end of each month, virtual meetings with staff members (supervisors) will be held via Skype communication. There will be 1 hour of consultation with the staff per each group.

IntLeB - Spationomy Summerschool

Spationomy Summerschool represents the last and the most demanding part of IntLeB (Interdisciplinary Learning Block). This 7-day course for all students and staff members is the culmination of IntLeB and will be held each year in June. Students will be asked to present their project assigned in previous part of the IntLeB. Then the intensive lectures (economy, decision making, business informatics, geomatics) will take place, followed by the simulation of “economic/business analytics issues from real world” via game-based learning, where they apply gained interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and abilities about economic data analyses using spatial methods. Afterwards, they will present results from the simulation and open discussion will be held.


The Scientific Laboratory – SciLab – will be focused on interdisciplinary joint 5 days training in order to even and later to improve staff knowledge about the various disciplines (economy, management, business informatics, decision making and geomatics). SciLab will be also aimed at a scientific paper development and writing in order to strengthen an interdisciplinary cooperation and to facilitate a joint research agenda. SciLabs establish a platform for the project staff brainstorming, bringing and sharing ideas about issues addressed by the project. Last but not least the SciLab event will evaluate project progress and set future steps.

Timeline 2018




Drill in Maribor 2018 – start

Hello all, we are about to start the second cycle of famous Spationomy project. The kick-off is at 9 am at the Razlagova 20 building, in the room R04. After the introduction, we will continue with the team management game, basics of remote sensing, and introduction to microeconomics.


Spationomy Colloquium (SciLab 2017)

Besides the research agenda we have here in Bochum during SciLab, we invited special guests to take part in completely new feature of SciLab – a minievent called “Spationomy Colloquium”. The Colloquium starts on Wednesday afternoon (29 November) with three presentations:
  • 13.15-14.00 Autonomous Vehicles, Geodata and the Stack
    • Sam Hind, Siegen (DE)
  • 14.15-15.00From Colourful Views to Scientific Thoughts – Manned and Unmanned Earth Observation in Classrooms
    • Andreas Rienow, Bochum (DE)
  • 15.15-16.00Virtual Lecture on the Concept of Flipped Classroom
    • Bouke Van Gorp, Utrecht (NL)


First year of Spationomy is over

First year of Spationomy is over

The first cycle of Spationomy project concluded as the Summerschool in Maribor in June 2017 had finished. It was really fascinating to observe, how dynamic was interaction among students and staff during the Summerschool 2017, especially during simulation game. From our own experiences as well as from students’ feedback, it seems that the Spationomy idea has proven to be beneficial for both students and staff members. It was enjoyable to work with you all. Thank you!


Round 1 results

Spationomy Summerschool in Maribor 2017 – round 1 results are in the e-learning part of this website.



IntLeB drill in Maribor | 5.3. – 9.3. 2018

This 5-days event represents a first part of the Interdisciplinary Learning Block (IntLeB) within the second interation of the Spationomy project. The host institution has already set up all the the rooms and places we need for successful teaching&learning. All participants will learn about a team management, geographical information systems, remote sensing, macro and microeconomy, quantitative methods, business informatics, visualisation and spatial economy. All in an intensive manner, theoretically and practically, and with a lot of fun. The “drill” is the first encounter between students and staff, and between different disciplines, educational backgrounds and nationalities. Good start of Spationomy 2018!


Scientific Laboratory 2018 in Bochum | 26.11/1.12.2017

Hello all Spationomy fans 🙂 We have just started 2nd cycle of the Spationomy project with the Scientific Laboratory (SciLab) 2018 in Bochum, Germany. Scientific Laboratory is dedicated to a scientific collaboration among staff members of participating organisations. We will discuss current research agenda, and brainstorm about a new applications of spatial and economical methods within a concept of spatial economy. Besides, we are about to deal with the project planning and management issues. Stay tuned with us…  


Spationomy Summerschool in Maribor | 16.6. – 22.6./2017

Spationomy Summerschool – the last part of IntLeB (Interdisciplinary Learning Block) – is held in Maribor, Slovenia. It is the final and the most demanding part of IntLeB. This 7-day course for all students is the culmination of IntLeB. Students will present their project assigned during the drill part. Then the intensive lectures (economy, decision making, business informatics, geomatics) will take place, followed by the simulation of “economic/business analytics issues from real world” via game-based learning, where they apply gained interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and abilities about economic data analyses using spatial methods.


IntLeB drill in Bochum | 27.2. – 3.3./2017

The first intensive short-term course (the drill part) of the Interdisciplinary Learning Block (IntLeB) is held in Bochum (Germany). The hosting institution (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum) has already set up the course. Students will learn about a team management, quantitative methods, business informatics, geoinformatics and remote sensing, and many more. This unique encounter between all participating students and staff members is the first all-in-one event of the Spationomy.



Don´t hesitate to contact us

dr. Vit Paszto
+420 585 63 4541

Moravian University College Olomouc
tř. Kosmonautů 1288/1, 779 00 Olomouc
Czech Republic


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