The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 121 student(s).
Current registration and enrollment status: enrolled: 79/121, only registered: 0/121
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
The aim of the subject is to present fundamentals of analog and digital cartography and geoinformatics. The lecture presents basic cartographic methods for expression of content of topographic, thematic and general geographic maps and atlases, basic factors and methods of cartographic generalization, and an overview of cartographic techniques and measurements, especially cartometric, on maps of all types. The subject also includes basic information on utilization of modern technologies in cartography and geography, with focus on GIS. Also included are introduction to geoinformatics, spatial science and geographic visualization, overview of global spatial-oriented projects and characteristics of the role of spatial information in global information society and methods of determination of its market value.
1. Determination and definition of spatial data, information and knowledge. Relationship with non-spatial data and information. Cartography and geoinformatics.
2. Role of cartography in system of sciences, relations to other scientific disciplines. Definition and subject matter of cartographic research. Analog and digital cartography. Development of cartography as a science. Cartography and geography.
3. Cartographic means of expression. Methods of expressing content of topographic, geographic and thematic maps. Cartograms. Cartographic language. Cartographic interpretation.
4. Definition, basic factors and methods of generalization. Methods and solutions in classic and computerized cartography. Generalization of content of topographic, thematic and geographic maps.
5. Overview of cartographic techniques and measurements. Methods of cartometry. Utilization of cartometry in topography and thematic cartography.
6. History of cartography.
7. Modern technologies and cartography: GIS, GPS, remote sensing: basic trends and knowledge.
8. Introduction to geoinformatics.
9. Theory of spatial science.
10. Cartographic visualization.
11. Organizations of cartographers and users of geographic data in the Czech Republic, Europe and the World (ICA, ISPRS, FIG, EUROGI, AGILE, GISIG, etc.).
12. Global projects and role of cartography and GIS in their solving. 13. Role of geographic information in global information society. Cartography and new economics. Market value of cartographic and geographic information.
DEMERS, Michael N. Fundamentals geographic information systems. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000. xiii, 498. ISBN 0-471-31423-4. info
LAUERMANN, Lubomír. Technická kartografie. Díl I. 1. vyd. Brno: Vojenská akademie, 1975. 346 s. info
PRAVDA, Ján. Stručný lexikón kartografie. 1. vyd. Bratislava: VEDA, vydavateľstvo Slovenskej akadémie ved, 2003. 325 s. ISBN 80-224-0763-1. info
ČAPEK, Richard, Miroslav MIKŠOVSKÝ and Ludvík MUCHA. Geografická kartografie. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1992. 373 s. ISBN 80-04-25153-6. info
Theoretical lectures, practical applications
Test on PC by separate questions where answers are pre-defined and therefore user chooses the right. All ellaborates during the semester have to be at least for 25 points (every ellaborate is evaluated between 1 a 5 points) from possible 40 points.
Further comments (probably available only v češtině)
The course is taught annually.
General note: předmět nutno zapsat v 1. ročníku.