Z8109 Introduction to Geodesy and GPS

Faculty of Science
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Kateřina Tajovská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Kateřina Tajovská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Kateřina Tajovská, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Ing. Kateřina Tajovská, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Wed 8:00–8:50 Z4,02028
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z8109/01: Thu 14:00–15:50 Z7,02017a, K. Tajovská
Z8109/02: Wed 10:00–11:50 Z7,02017a, K. Tajovská
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Z2062 Cartography || Z0062 Cartography and 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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 17/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 12 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Getting an overview of subjects of geodesy. Acquaintance with basic principles, methods and processing of geodetic measurements. GNSS is increasingly becoming one of the dominant tools in serveyor repertoire. Theoretical principles GNSS are presented.
Learning outcomes
Studen will be able to :
- be oriented in basic surveying at the level of lower geodesy
- control geodetic devices
- suggest methods suitable for mapping of different topics
- process and visualize measured data
- have basic knowledge about the real estate cadastre agenda
- have an overview of GNSS satellite navigation systems
- orientate and use GNSS recievers
  • 1. History of geodetic networks in the Czech republic, control points, benchmarks, coordinate systems, cartographic projections, legislation 2. Angle and azimut measurements, instruments (theodolites, total stations, equipment) 3. Methods for determining differences in elevation (methods, levelling instruments) 4. Methods and instruments for measuring distance 5. Detailed measurements, tacheometry, polar and orthogonal methods, EDM 6. Mapping (field notes, map elements and symbols, type of maps),new method of surveying 7. Cadastre, new method of surveying 8. GNSS – overview and theoretical principles of operation 9. Segments of system, code ranging and carrier phase-shift measurements, time 10. GNSS methods (point positioning, differential positioning, relative positioning) 11. Receivers and software for post processing 12. Applications (tourists and outdoors, navigation, geodesy and surveying, military, aviation, GIS ..) 13. Other systems (Glonass, Galileo) and near future of GNSS
  • GNSS applications and methods. Edited by Demoz Gebre-Egziabher - Scott Gleason. Boston, Mass.: Artech House, 2009. xvii, 508. ISBN 9781596933309. info
  • Principles of GNSS, inertial, and multisensor integrated navigation systems. Edited by Paul D. Groves. Boston: Artech House, 2008. xvi, 518 p. ISBN 9781580532556. info
  • SKOŘEPA, Zdeněk and Pavla VOBOŘILOVÁ. Geodézie 1, 2: návody na cvičení. Vyd. 2., přeprac. : Česká technika - nakladatelství ČVUT, 2004. ISBN 80-01-02869-0. info
  • HAUF, Miroslav. Geodézie. 2. upr. vyd. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1989. 561 s. ISBN 80-03-00142-0. info
Teaching methods
The theoretical part is a form of lectures, exercises are practical in the field, where the measurement takes place and the results are processed.
Assessment methods
Completion is a form of oral exam where the student demonstrates the knowledge of the lectures, the prerequisite for admission to the exam is the processing and submission of given exercises, which influence the assessment.
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 Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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