Z2062p Cartography

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
prof. RNDr. Milan Konečný, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Petr Kubíček, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Zdeněk Stachoň, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ondřej Kvarda (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Švedová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Trojanová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Milan Konečný, CSc.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Milan Konečný, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable
Thu 12:00–13:50 Pouze distančně
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( NOW ( Z2062c Cartography-seminar ) || Z2062c Cartography-seminar ) && ( PROGRAM ( B - GEK ) || KREDITY_MIN ( 30 ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
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 the 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 an introduction to geoinformatics, spatial science and geographic visualization, the 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.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- understand the fundamentals of analog and digital cartography and geoinformatics;
- know the basic cartographic terminology;
- apply basic cartographic methods for expression of the content of topographic, thematic and general geographic maps and atlases;
- use basic methods of cartographic generalization, and other cartographic techniques;
- create digital maps.
Syllabus
  • 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the global information society. Cartography and new economics. The value of cartographic and geographic information.
Literature
  • PRAVDA, Ján. Stručný lexikón kartografie. 1. vyd. Bratislava: VEDA, vydavateľstvo Slovenskej akadémie ved, 2003. 325 s. ISBN 8022407631. info
  • DEMERS, Michael N. Fundamentals geographic information systems. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000. xiii, 498. ISBN 0471314234. info
  • ČAPEK, Richard, Miroslav MIKŠOVSKÝ and Ludvík MUCHA. Geografická kartografie. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1992. 373 s. ISBN 8004251536. info
  • LAUERMANN, Lubomír. Technická kartografie. Díl I. 1. vyd. Brno: Vojenská akademie, 1975. 346 s. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical lectures, practical lessons (Z2062c)
Assessment methods
Exam test administered on PC. The practical lessons (Z2062c) needs to be accomplished.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: předmět nutno zapsat v 1. ročníku.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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