Filip Kral

I am a software architect, programmer, and environmental modeller. I work mainly with C#, Python, R, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. In the cloud.

Employment history

Since February 2017: Danish Hydraulic Institute, CZE

Software Architect

2013-2017: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK

As a GIS and Web Developer I processed spatial data and wrote web applications and other tools to visualize and analyze the data further. I am particularly proud of my contributions to design and implementation of the CEH Environmental Information Platform and my contributions to the National River Flow Archive, and COSMOS-UK.

2011-2013: Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science,UK

As a GIS Analyst I provided GIS support for variety of projects across the institution. I managed, batch processed, and analyzed data with SQL Server, R, and ArcGIS. I customized ArcGIS with Python, C#.NET, VBA. I also developed and delivered GIS training modules.

2007-2011: Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Department of Forest Ecology, CZE

Field data collection, GIS data entry and editing; Delivered in geographical information systems training (2 full day blocks, Apr/May 2009), ArcGIS customizations, digital elevation model extraction from aerial photographs, and more.


Sept 2008-Jul 2011: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, CZE

Ing. Environmental Modelling

Graduated with distinction (red diploma), Subjects focused mainly on hydrological and hydraulic modelling

Cena Josefa Hlávky (Josef Hlávka Award) awarded by Hlávkova nadace

Oct 2009-Sept 2010: Cranfield University, UK

MSc Geographical Information Management

ESRI UK Prize for the Best Student in Geographical Information Management

Infoterra Prize for the Best Student Project from the MSc in Geographical Information Management

Subjects focused on both geographical information systems and remote sensing

Thesis: 'Mapping Sediment Properties in the Mississippi River Delta' (involved geostatistical analysis of several sediment properties), prize for the best talk at conference of the Department of Geoinformatics and Spatial Planning, Czech University of Life Sciences, 27 March 2011.

2005-2008: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, CZE

Bc. Forestry Graduated with distinction, received dean's award for excellent results

Thesis: 'Dynamics of Spatial Structure of Forest Communities' (predominantly literal research on population biology and spatial relationships in forest canopy)

2001-2005: Gymnázium Elišky Krásnohorské, Prague, CZE

Grammar school, graduated with distinction (Maths, Biology, English language, Czech language)

Computer skills

Advanced user of MS-Windows, MS-Office, Open Office, Linux OS (mainly Ubuntu)

Proficiency in ArcGIS Desktop software, experience with ERDAS (IMAGINE and LPS)

Advanced user of Quantum GIS, GRASS GIS

Basic training in systems MIKE 11, MIKE 21C, MIKE SHE by DHI

Programming: R, Python, Pascal, VBA, C#.NET

Internet mapping and web development: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ArcGIS Server and GeoServer services configuration and publication, Google Maps API, Open Layers

Database systems: Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL with PostGIS, SQLite; querying existing databases, working knowledge of database design and management

Raster graphics in GIMP, vector graphics in Inkscape, 3D modeling in Google SketchUp

Publications and data

Stanley, S.; Antoniou, V.; Ball, L.A.; Bennett, E.S.; Blake, J.R; Boorman, D.B.; Brooks, M.; Clarke, M.; Cooper, H.M.; Cowan, N.; Evans, J.G.; Farrand, P.; Fry, M.; Hitt, O.E.; Jenkins, A.; Kral, F.; Lord, W.D.; Morrison, R.; Nash, G.V.; Rylett, D.; Scarlett, P.M.; Swain, O.D.; Thornton, J.L.; Trill, E.J.; Warwick, A.C.; Winterbourn, J.B. (2019). Daily and sub-daily hydrometeorological and soil data (2013-2017) [COSMOS-UK] . NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.

Kral, F., Fry, M. and Dixon, H. (2015). Integrated Hydrological Units of the United Kingdom: Groups. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.

Goodsir, F., Bloomfield, H.J., Judd, A.D., Kral, F., Robinson, L.A. and Knights, A.M. (2015) A spatially resolved pressure-based approach to evaluate combined effects of human activities and management in marine ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72 (8). 2245-2256. 10.1093/icesjms/fsv080.

Kral, F., Corstanje, R., White., J.R. and Veronesi, F. (2012) A Geostatistical Analysis of Wetland Soil Properties in the Davis Pond Mississippi River Freshwater Diversion, Soil Science Society of America Journal, DOI: 10.21236/sssaj2011.0206.


Czech (native), English (fluent), German (basic), Russian (basic)