Anna Zmarz

Place of employment:

    Warsaw University, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, Department of Geoinformatics, Cartography and Remote Sensing
Years with the University:
since 1th October 2013
research scientist (adiunct)
  • 2003 Warsaw University of Life Sciences, M.Sc.
  • 2010 Salzburg University / Jagiellonian University, UNIGIS-postgraduate diploma in GIS
  • 2011 Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Ph.D.

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Lectures and exercises
  • Geographic Information System
  • Programming and modeling in GIS
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Field courses
  • Photogrammetry
  • Sources and methods of obtaining spatial data
  • Interdisciplinary application of spatial data processing

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Supervision of MSc. students
  • Msc. Jan Mazur, Unmanned aerial vehicle for photogrammetry [Fotolotniczy system bezzałogowy], defence 09.2016
  • MSc.Magdalena Raczyńska, Automatic detection of Adélie penguin individuals from digital images [Automatyczna detekcja osobników pingwinów białookich ze zdjęć cyfrowych], co-supervisor: dr Małgorzata Korczak-Abshire, defence 09.2016
  • MSc. Sylwester Klarowicz, Generation of Digital Terrain Model with use of free software [Opracowanie modelu terenu z wykorzystaniem darmowego oprogramowania], defence 06.07.2015
  • MSc. Katarzyna Chełmińska, Photogrammetric analysis of the images obtained from an unmanned aerial vehicle in the Inpho software [Fotogrametryczna analiza zdjęć pozyskanych z bezzałogowego statku powietrznego w oprogramowaniu Inpho], defence 02.10.2015
  • MSc. Marta Kinga Kołosowska, Object Based Image Analysis method for analysis of anthropogenic changes on images obtained from UAV [Zastosowanie klasyfikacji obiektowej do analizy zmian antropogenicznych na zdjęciach pozyskanych z Bezzałogowego Statku Powietrznego], defence 02.10.2015

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Supervision of BA students
  • Patryk Cybulski, Analysis of influence of meteorological conditions on the possibility to perform flights by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [Analiza wpływu warunków meteorologicznych na możliwość wykonywania lotów bezzałogowymi statkami powietrznymi], defence 09.2016
  • Izabella Kędzierska, A Image J software application for automatic detection of selected marine bird species obtained from aerial images [Zastosowanie oprogramowania Image J do automatycznej detekcji wybranych gatunków ptaków morskich ze zdjęć lotniczych], co-supervisor: dr Małgorzata Korczak-Abshire, defence: 22.07.2015

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Publication list:


  • Zmarz A., Korczak-Abshire, M., Storvold R., Rodzewicz M, and Kędzierska I. 2015. Indicator species population monitoring in Antarctica with UAV. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. ISPRS UAV-g2015 (Volume XL-1/W4) 30 August–2 September 2015, Toronto, Canada
  • A. Kidawa, M. Korczak-Abshire, A Zmarz  „UAV remote sensing of environmental changes on King George Island (South Shetland Islands): preliminary information on the results of the first  field season 2014/2015”. XXXVIII Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM), 31 May 2015,  Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Korczak-Abshire M., Zmarz A., Storvold R., Rodzewicz M., Chwedorzewska K., Kidawa A., Znój  A. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles based monitoring of indicator species populations on King George Island (Subarea 48.1). CCAMLR WG-EMM-15/48. CCAMLR Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management, 06 – 17 Jul, 2015, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Zmarz A., 2014: UAV – a useful tool for monitoring woodlands. Miscellanea Geographica-Regional Studies on Development. Volume 18, Issue 2 (Jun 2014)
  • Hans Tømmervik, Stein-Rune Karlsen, Rune Storvold, Bernt Johansen, AnnaZmarz, Kjell-Sture Johansen, Kjell-Arild Høgda, Scott Goetz, Taejin Park,Pieter S. Beck, Lennart Nilsen Bogdan Zagajewski, Ranga B Myneni and JarleW. Bjerke 2014: Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Mapping of HighArctic plant communities in Adventdalen on Svalbard. EARSeL eProceedings, Special Issue: 34th EARSeL Symposium, 2014


  • Storvold, R., S.R. Karlsen, S.A. Solbø, B. Johansen, K. Johansen, K.A. Høgda, H. Tømmervik, A. Zmarz & D. Joly. 2013. Detection of Vehicle Tracks and Vegetation Damages Caused by use of Snowmobiles in the Longyearbyen Area on Svalbard using Unmanned Aircraft. Abstract ID B41B-0394 presented at the 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California., 9-13 December.


  • Zmarz A., Będkowski K., Miścicki S., Plutecki W., 2011: Assessment of health condition of the spruce based on analysis of multispectral photograph taken with digital cameras carried by an unmanned aerial vehicle. Archives of Photogrammetry, Carthography and Remote Sensing, Vol. 23, 2012, s. 541– 55

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  • Remote Controlled and Autonomous Measurement Platforms Flagship (SSF). Project No. 246695. (2015-2016). Research activity.
  • Polish-Norwegian Research Programme. A novel approach to monitoring the impact of climate change on Antarctic ecosystems. Project No. 197810. 2013-2016. Leader WP1 (Project management)
  • EU, the Innovative Economy Operational Programme, Measure 1.4 – 4.1 R&D project No. UDA-POIG.01.04.00-14-047/09-00; UDA-POIG.04.01.00-14- 047/09-00: Development of technology for ortho-mosaic preparation from aerial photographs made by an unmanned aerial vehicle. Project co-author, main executor. 2009 – 2011
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education – targeted project No. 6 ZR6 2009C/07320 Using multispectral images taken by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for application in study of the environment condition on an example of listing biotic damages in forests. Project co-author, main executor. 2010 – 2011
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education – supervisor research grant NN 309 112537 Using unmanned aerial vehicles to acquire image data about the forest. Author, executor. 2009 – 2011