Z8118 Thematic Cartography

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught partially online.
Mgr. Bc. Zdeněk Stachoň, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Karel Staněk, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Milan Fila (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Musil (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Bc. Zdeněk Stachoň, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Bc. Zdeněk Stachoň, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Thu 10:00–11:50 Z4,02028
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z8118/01: Thu 14:00–15:50 Z1,01001b, M. Fila, M. Musil
Z8118/02: Wed 10:00–11:50 Z1,01001b, M. Fila, M. Musil
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Z0262 Geoinformatics || Z2062p Cartography
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 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 15/40, only registered: 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 13 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to: understand the basic theory of thematic cartography, composition skeleton and structure thematical maps, use principles of legend making, making and use thematic maps and atlases.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- understand the basic theory of thematic cartography;
- apply the basic principles of map composition;
- evaluate the structure of thematical maps;
- use the basic principles of legend-making;
- create and use thematic maps and atlases.
  • Lectures: 1. Definition of thematical map, different groups of thematical maps 2. Mandatory nad optional parts of thematical maps 3. Content of thematical maps 4. Scales 5. Quantum GIS - basic functions 6. Quantitative and qualitative data in thematical maps 7. Quantitative data displaying 8. Map concepts - purpose, name, and content of thematical maps 9. Construction of different thematical map types 10. Legend of the map, its principles, and creation 11. Cartogram in Cartography 12. Selected production of thematical maps and atlases 13. Evaluation of thematical maps Practice 1. Mental thematical maps 2. ArcMap basic knowledge - coordinate systems, selection 3. ArcMap - geoprocessing tools 4. Composition of thematical maps 5. Map of river basin 6. Cartograms and charts 7. Feature scale 8. Editing and georeferencing 9. Symbology in thematical maps 10. Semester work - selected thematical map
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  • Atlas of the evnironment and health of the population of the ČSFR : Atlas životního prostředí a zdraví obyvatelstva ČSFR. info
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  • KAŇOK, Jaromír. Tematická kartografie. Vyd. 1. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita Ostrava, 1999. 318 s. ISBN 8070427817. info
  • DRÁPELA, Milan V. Vybrané kapitoly z kartografie. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1983. 128 s. info
  • SLOCUM, Terry A. Thematic cartography and geographic visualization. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005. x, 518. ISBN 0130351237. info
  • VEVERKA, Bohuslav. Topografická a tematická kartografie. 1. vyd. Praha: České vysoké učení technické, 1988. 298 s. info
  • VOŽENÍLEK, Vít. Aplikovaná kartografie. 2. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2001. 187 s. ISBN 802440270X. info
  • MONMONIER, Mark S. Proč mapy lžou. Vyd. 1. Praha: Computer Press, 2000. xiii, 221. ISBN 8072262386. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical lectures, practical computer lessons
Assessment methods
Written test, practical exercises evaluation
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
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, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, 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, autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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