Z8188 Introduction to Web Cartography

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/2. 5 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Řezník, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Šimon Leitgeb (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Řezník, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Tomáš Řezník, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Tue 9:00–9:50 Z3,02045
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z8188/01: Tue 12:00–13:50 Z1,01001b, Š. Leitgeb
Knowledge on the level of a graduate of Bachelor studies in the domains of Geographic cartography and Geoinformatics is expected.
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: 16/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course is focused on the field of Web Cartography with primary aim to learn the main theoretical and practical approaches in this field of study.
Therefore, lectures are tightly coupled with practice. Student will be able to create his/her own Web pages in HTML source code with wide variety of included Web maps at the end of the study.
At the same time student will collaborate in more complex team projects from Web cartography.
Learning outcomes
Outputs from the learning process comprise competences of critical evaluation of a Web map application as well as development of own client- and/or server- side Web map application together with publication of Web services.
  • Lectures: 1. Internet and Web: history and its influence
  • 2. XML basics, Document Type Definition (DTD), styling languages, CSS
  • 3. Client applications, Web browsers, standardization of the Web
  • 4. Web formats, DNS
  • 5. Map client applications (SVG, JavaScript,...)
  • 6. Map server applications (GeoServer, GeoMedia WebMap, ArcGIS server,...)
  • 7. Web services - main principles, OGC standardization
  • 8. Geography Markup Language, OGC WMS, WFS, WCS, FE, WCTS, WPS, CSW
  • 9. Cartographic visualization in OGC Web services (SLD, SE)
  • 10. Sensor networks, OGC Sensor Web Enablement
  • 11. Users and usage of maps on the Web
  • 12. Web map design
  • Practice:
  • 1. Creation of XTHML valid Web pages
  • 2. CSS
  • 3. Image and animated maps
  • 4. Google Maps API, API for Mapy.cz
  • 5. Web services
  • 6. Geography Markup Language (GML)
  • 7. Application schemas for GML (XSD)
  • 8. SLD-based cartographic visualization
  • 9. Project in GeoServer
  • Web cartography : developments and prospects. Edited by Menno-Jan Kraak - Allan Brown. 1st pub. London: Taylor & Francis, 2001. ix, 213 s. ISBN 0-7484-0869-X. info
  • Maps and the internet. Edited by Michael P. Peterson. 1st ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005. xvi, 451. ISBN 0080449441. info
  • JavaScript : a beginner's guide (Orig.) : JavaScript : příručka programátora. info
  • Adobe Flash CS3 : oficiální výukový kurz. Vyd. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. 341 s. ISBN 9788025121092. info
  • CEDERHOLM, Dan. Flexibilní webdesign : vytváříme přizpůsobitelné a přístupné stránky pomocí XHTML a CSS. Vyd. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 2006. 227 s. ISBN 8025110184. info
  • ZELDMAN, Jeffrey. Tvorba webů podle standardů XHTML, CSS, DOM, ECMAScript. Vyd. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 2004. 410 s. ISBN 8025103471. info
  • DRUSKA, Peter. CSS a XHTML : tvorba dokonalých webových stránek krok za krokem. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2006. 200 s. ISBN 8024713829. info
  • http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/, http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-VML, http://www.zoomify.com/, http://www.opengeospatial.org/
Teaching methods
Lectures about the maps and technologies on the Web supported with the creation of the web maps while using technologies mentioned in the lectures
Assessment methods
Oral/written exam when evaluating the results from protocols during the semester.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2006, 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 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2019, recent)
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