Z8105 Map resources

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
prof. RNDr. Milan Konečný, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radim Štampach, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Filip Leitner (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
Thu 18:00–19:50 Z3,02045
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z8105/01: Wed 15:00–15:50 Z4,02028, F. Leitner
Z2062 Cartography || Z2062p Cartography
The subject assumes knowledge of basics of map creation.
Course Enrolment Limitations
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 32 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 28/32, only registered: 0/32
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the subject is to present an overview of existing analog and digital sources that are used in cartography and geoinformatics, including statistical data sources. This overview is presented on three levels: the Czech Republic, Europe (the EU and other countries) and the World. Attention is also paid to data integration in spatial data and information infrastructures and utilization of data, information and knowledge from existing spatial global-oriented projects.
Learning outcomes
713/5000 The outputs of the course will be the theoretical, methodological and practical skills of using existing and new map resources, especially in relation to key EU projects, namely COPERNICUS (formerly GMES) and its part of INSPIRE. Czech resp. Slovak civil and military map (digital) works such as ZABAGED and Digital Cadastre, new scanner mapping products (eg 4G and 5G) respectively. military DRMs and products from the civilian sector are key segments usable for mapping and other models. The ability to understand implementation GeoInfostrategy of the Czech Republic, including the linking of the spatial component to the Registers (especially RUIAN) and the creation of a digital map of public administration, will be one of the main integrated outcomes of students and graduates.
  • Overview and structure of resources for Cartography and Geoinformatics. Czech (EGON, Geoinforstrategy) and World (U.N.GGIM, DBAR) context
  • Analog sources in cartography: map collections, analog maps and atlases
  • State (public) mapping works, selected products (maps and atlases) from public sector road atlases, tourist maps, etc.
  • Digital data sources: data, information and knowledge on the Internet; Electronic atlases. Open data and free spatial data sources
  • The Czech Republic and building digital data sources: civil and military sectors (ZABAGED, DMR, etc.)
  • Unified digital maps of the Czech Republic: theoretic presumptions, concept, practical requirements; implementation. Digital cadaster.
  • Digital photogrammetry and map works in the Czech Republic
  • Europe: digital map sources within the European Union (Eurogeographics, INSPIRE, COPERNICUS)
  • Creation, concept, and implementation of the European geographic information infrastructure
  • Statistical data sources in the Czech Republic, EU (Eurostat etc.) and the World (UN, FAO, etc.)
  • The World: Global mapping and Global spatial data infrastructure
  • The World: Digital planet Earth and Geographic database of the United Nations, DBAR spatial data. Spatial data and maps for disasters and risks reducing
  • Data and information in „Spatially Enabled Society“.
  • BIG DATA – concept, analysis, visualization
  • The exercise is realized in the form of student presentations on a limited number of areas related to map sources. Not only the level of content of the presentation, but also the way of scientific presentation itself is evaluated.
  • http://www.gmes.info/
  • http://www.iscgm.org/cgi-bin/fswiki/wiki.cgi
  • Voženílek,V.(2005): Cartography for GIS, Geovisualisation and Map Communication, 1. vyd., Vydavatelstvi Univerzity Palackého, Olomouc, ISBN 80-244-1074-8, 142 s.
  • Peterson, M.P., ed. (2003): Maps and the Internet, Elsevier, International Cartographic Association Series, 468 p. ISBN:0080442013
  • http://www.cuzk.cz
  • VEVERKA, Bohuslav. Topografická a tematická kartografie. 1. vyd. Praha: České vysoké učení technické, 1988. 298 s. info
Teaching methods
theoretical lectures, practical applications
Assessment methods
The course ends with an exam (test), in which the student demonstrates knowledge of basic data sources for cartography and geoinformatics in the Czech Republic, Europe and the world, both in the civil and private sectors. Student justifies possible procedures and characterizes the preconditions for the creation of a unified digital map work in the Czech Republic. Demonstrates the ability to work with analog and digital data and information.
Written exam with concise, true and concise answers to the questions. Attendance at lectures is recommended. Prerequisite for passing the exam is knowledge of data sources mentioned in lectures and in recommended study materials.
Examination in case of standard full-time education:
Final written test or oral exam.
Exam in the case of distance education:
Final written test in the form of electronic test, or oral exam in the form of videoconference.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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