Z8117 Metainformation in cartography

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught partially online.
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Řezník, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Pavelka (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
Mon 12:00–12:50 Z6,02006
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z8117/01: Mon 13:00–13:50 Z1,01001b, T. Pavelka
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: 14/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Any student should be able to explain the following issues at the end of this course:
understand and explain the concept of metadata in geoinformatics;
create metadata according in the Dublin Core, ISO and ATOM structure;
query a catalogue server compliant to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Catalogue Service for Web (CSW) specification;
explain the importance of metadata for an infrastructure of spatial data (information).
understand and apply the principles of the Semantic Web.
Learning outcomes
Outputs from the learning process comprise competences of critical evaluation of standardization framework(s) for metainformation in a domain as well as knowledge, development and presentation of metainformation content in the UML and XML languages (RDF included).
  • 1. Principles of metadata system design.
  • 2. Characteristics of geodata quality and accuracy.
  • 3. Metadata spatial standards FGDC.
  • 4. Metadata spatial standards CEN.
  • 5. Metadata spatial standards ISO/Open GIS.
  • 6. Situation in metadata standards in the Czech Republic.
  • 7. Classification of spatial data sources in metadata systems.
  • 8. Overview of metadata systems in the Czech Republic and worldwide.
  • 9. Standards for geodata exchange and interpretation.
  • 10. DWIGN (DIGEST) characteristics and their utilization in current Czech Republic and military digital map works.
  • 11. Standardization in the area of cartographic visualization.
  • 12. Creation of thematic standards.
  • 13. Spatial data infrastructures: metadata a standards.
  • 14. Semantic approaches - RDF, ATOM, thesauri, gazzeteers, catalogue services.
    required literature
  • NOGUERAS-ISO, Javier, Pedro R. MURO-MEDRANO and F. Javier ZARAZAGA-SORIA. Geographic information metadata for spatial data infrastructures : resources, interoperability and information retrieval. 1st ed. New York: Springer, 2005. xxi, 263. ISBN 3540244646. info
  • OGC implementation specification Catalogue Service for Web (CSW) verze 2.0.2
    not specified
  • CHARVÁT, Karel, Milan KOCÁB, Milan KONEČNÝ and Petr KUBÍČEK. Geografická data v informační společnosti (Geographic Data in Information Society). 1. vyd. Zdiby: Výzkumný ústav geodetický, topografický a kartografický, v.v.i., 250 66 Zdiby 98, 2007. 280 pp. VÚGTK, ročník 53, publikace č. 43. ISBN 978-80-85881-28-8. info
  • ZHANG, Jingxiong and Michael F. GOODCHILD. Uncertainty in geographical information. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2002. x, 266. ISBN 041527723X. info
  • http://www.isotc211.org/
Teaching methods
theoretical lectures, practical applications On-site teaching as well as online lectures accompanied with records will be applied for fall semester 2020 due to the current hygienic regulations.
Assessment methods
Subject is concluded with examination, where students have to prove their orientation in spatial metainformation problematics and ability to use metainformation system.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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