Z8311 3D visualisation and modelling in cartography

Faculty of Science
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Bc. Zdeněk Stachoň, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Lukáš Herman, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Pavel Ugwitz (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
Tue 16:00–16:50 Z4,02028
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z8311/01: Tue 17:00–18:50 Z7,02017a, L. Herman, Z. Stachoň, P. Ugwitz
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: 8/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is focused on the extension of GIS knowledge about 3D data visualization and modelling (e.g., data formats and its parameters, 3D analysis, simulations etc.). The main focus is devoted to the practical aspects.
Learning outcomes
Students will understand the specifics, advantages and limitations of using 3D data in geoinformatics and cartography.
  • Lessons: 1. Introduction and terminology; 2. 3D data models; 3. 3D data standards and formats (CityGML, VRML, X3D, etc.); 4. Existing 3D datasets and 3D data creation; 5. 2,5D and 3D surfaces; 6. Available 3D data sources; 7. 3D spatial analysis; 8. 3D visualization on the web; 9. Applications and usage of 3D models 10. Virtual environments; 11. Actual trends (user testing, indoor 3D modelling, indoor navigation, etc.) Practical lessons: 1. 3D vector data and their processing using GIS SW; 2. Storage and conversion of 3D data; 3. TIN and GRID surfaces; 4. 3D spatial analysis (e.g., visibility analysis); 5. Creation of detailed (photo-realistic) model in 3D graphic software; 6. 3D symbols, textures; 7. Visualization and animations; 8. Creation of interactive 3D model for the web; 9. 3D modelling using photos
  • Advances in 3D geo-information sciences. Edited by Thomas H. Kolbe - Gerhard König - Claus Nagel. Berlin: Springer, 2011. xiv, 294. ISBN 9783642126697. info
  • LAVALLE, Steven M. Virtual Reality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 430 s. http://vr.cs.uiuc.edu
Teaching methods
Lectures and practical lessons
Assessment methods
Oral exam and practical lessons evaluation. If personal participation in the exam is not possible, exam can be performed remotely.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, spring 2018.
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