Ze0128 Cartography

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Hana Svatoňová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Nikola Koktavá (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Denisa Simerská (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Hana Svatoňová, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Kateřina Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Tue 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 10:00–11:50 učebna 5
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Ze0128/01: Tue 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 18:00–18:50 učebna 10, H. Svatoňová
Ze0128/02: Tue 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 17:00–17:50 učebna 57, H. Svatoňová
Ze0128/03: Tue 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 19:00–19:50 učebna 7, H. Svatoňová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Fundamentals of cartography and topography Differentiation of geodetic, topographic and cartographic activities.
Learning outcomes
Outcomes of the course: The student will master the mathematical basics of cartographic works, explain and appropriately use selected cartographic visualizations, identify the different cartographic visualization methods and create a map according to cartographic principles. The student will use information on cartographic products to create a terrain profile, to determine the morphological shapes of the terrain and to determine the laying of sheets. The student creates a worksheet for pupils about the topic of map scales. The student prepares the legend of thematic map according to cartographic principles. The student can professionally evaluate cartographic work. The student applies a suitable cartographic representation to the region.
  • Introduction to the basics of cartography and map creation including modern cartography - use of geoinformation technologies for map creation, development of basic cartographic skills. Syllabus of lectures: 1. Scientific field of "cartography", definition and division, historical cartography. 2. and 3. Earth shape, coordination systems, cartographic distortions, cartographic visualizations, classification, simple visualizations, general visualizations, choice of visualization method. 4 and 5. Map creation, astronomical-geodetic work, field mapping, photogrammetric methods. 6. and 7. Editing and compilation of maps, coordinate network, supplementary and constructional map elements. 8. Tools of cartographic representation; point, line and area characteristics of cartograms and cartodiagrams, color, description and size scale. 9. Division of cartographic works, general geographic maps, thematic maps. 10. and 11. Modern cartographic methods, mapping using remote sensing of the Earth. 12. Cartography in teaching. Syllabus of seminars 1. Content elements of topographic and general geographic maps. 2. Scale of maps, transfers and calculations of distances. 3. and 4. Calculations of the deviations arising from the replacement of the spherical surface by the tangent plane. 4.a 5. Creation of contours by interpolation from a field of height points 5. and 6. Construction of a terrain profile using a topographic map 7. and 8. Creating a topographic map / creating a thematic map according to entered data. 9. and 10. Maps in Teaching: Working with geography textbooks and school atlases 11th and 12th Research of Cartographic Skills
    required literature
  • LAUERMANN, Lubomír and Hana SVATOŇOVÁ. Tematická kartografie : znakové systémy, metody zobrazování a hodnotová měřítka (Thematic Cartography : Sign systems and methods for displaying and value measure). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015. 66 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7941-0. info
  • SVATOŇOVÁ, Hana and Lubomír LAUERMANN. Základy matematické kartografie (Basics of mathematical cartography). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015. 66 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7942-7. info
    not specified
  • VEVERKA, Bohuslav. Topografická a tematická kartografie 10. 1. vyd. Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT, 2004. 220 s. ISBN 8001023818. info
  • ČAPEK, Richard, Miroslav MIKŠOVSKÝ and Ludvík MUCHA. Geografická kartografie. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1992. 373 s. ISBN 8004251536. info
Teaching methods
lectures and seminars
Assessment methods
A written test and practical calculations
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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