Z8989 Selected problems of Cartographic Vizualization

Faculty of Science
spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/1. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Petr Kubíček, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Zdeněk Stachoň, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Pavel Ugwitz (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
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 Z2,01032
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z8989/01: Tue 10:00–10:50 Z7,02017a, P. Kubíček, Z. Stachoň, P. Ugwitz
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 21 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/21, only registered: 0/21
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Presentation of thematic cartography focused on selected topics e.g. medical issues, crisis management etc. Special attention is paid to data sources, cartographic methods and usability.
Learning outcomes
A student will be able to:
- critically evaluate the usefulness of the methods of cartographic visualization,
- analyze the actual trends in the field of cartographic visualization,
- propose the methods for validation of usability of selected cartographic visualizations.
  • 1. Definitions 2. User specifies for cartography 3. Examples of spatial data visualizations 4. Cartographic methods for data presentation 5. Exploratory cartography 6. Basic tool for exploratory cartography 7. Czech data sources 8. Worldwide data sources 9. Health care within spatial data infrastructures
    recommended literature
  • Andrienko, N., Andrienko, G. a Gatalsky, P. (2003). Exploratory spatio-temporal visualization: an analytical review. Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, special issue on Visual Data Mining. 14/6, s.503-541.
  • Roth R. E.(2013).Interactive maps: What we know and what we need to know. Journal of Spatial Information Science, 6, s. 59-115.
  • Roth,R., Çöltekin, A., Delazari,l., Fonseca, H., Filho, Griffin,A., Hall,A., Korpi,K., Lokka,I., Mendonça, A., Ooms K., van Elzakker, C. (2017): User studies in cartography: opportunities for empirical research on interactive maps and visualizations, Int
  • GIS in public health practice. Edited by Ravi Maheswaran - Massimo Craglia. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2004. xi, 308. ISBN 0415306558. info
  • CROMLEY, Ellen K. and Sara MCLAFFERTY. GIS and public health. New York, N.Y.: Guilford Press, 2002. xx, 340. ISBN 1572307072. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, practical exercises.
Assessment methods
Oral exam
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 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2011, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (spring 2018, recent)
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