Z8117 Metainformation in cartography

Faculty of Science
autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Řezník, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radim Stuchlík (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Tomáš Řezník, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 18. 9. to Fri 15. 12. Wed 10:00–10:50 Z3,02045
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z8117/01: Mon 18. 9. to Fri 15. 12. Wed 11:00–11:50 Z7,02017a, R. Stuchlík
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Any student should be able to explain the following issues at the end of this course:
understand and explain the concept of metadata in geoinformatics;
create metadata according to the Dublin Core, ISO and ATOM standards;
query a catalogue server compliant to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Catalogue Service for Web (CSW) specification;
explain the importance of metadata for an infrastructure of spatial data (information).
  • 1. Principles of metadata system design.
  • 2. Characteristics of geodata quality and accuracy.
  • 3. Metadata spatial standards FGDC.
  • 4. Metadata spatial standards CEN.
  • 5. Metadata spatial standards ISO/Open GIS.
  • 6. Situation in metadata standards in the Czech Republic.
  • 7. Classification of spatial data sources in metadata systems.
  • 8. Overview of metadata systems in the Czech Republic and worldwide.
  • 9. Standards for geodata exchange and interpretation.
  • 10. DWIGN (DIGEST) characteristics and their utilization in current Czech Republic and military digital map works.
  • 11. Standardization in the area of cartographic visualization.
  • 12. Creation of thematic standards.
  • 13. Spatial data infrastructures: metadata a standards.
    required literature
  • NOGUERAS-ISO, Javier, Pedro R. MURO-MEDRANO and F. Javier ZARAZAGA-SORIA. Geographic information metadata for spatial data infrastructures : resources, interoperability and information retrieval. 1st ed. New York: Springer, 2005. xxi, 263. ISBN 3540244646. info
  • OGC implementation specification Catalogue Service for Web (CSW) verze 2.0.2
    not specified
  • CHARVÁT, Karel, Milan KOCÁB, Milan KONEČNÝ and Petr KUBÍČEK. Geografická data v informační společnosti (Geographic Data in Information Society). 1. vyd. Zdiby: Výzkumný ústav geodetický, topografický a kartografický, v.v.i., 250 66 Zdiby 98, 2007. 280 pp. VÚGTK, ročník 53, publikace č. 43. ISBN 978-80-85881-28-8. info
  • ZHANG, Jingxiong and Michael F. GOODCHILD. Uncertainty in geographical information. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2002. x, 266. ISBN 041527723X. info
  • http://www.isotc211.org/
Teaching methods
theoretical lectures, practical applications
Assessment methods
Subject is concluded with examination, where students have to prove their orientation in spatial metainformation problematics and ability to use metainformation system.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (autumn 2017, recent)
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