See the world behind the mirror of the map!

Degree programme objectives

By studying the follow-up program, students deepen their specialized knowledge in the field of digital cartography and advanced applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and acquire skills in the use of the latest technologies and methods of digital photogrammetry, remote sensing and geopositioning systems and the ability to interpret geographic (spatial) information. Students are also prepared for leading multidisciplinary projects and teams, for independent programming activities and for creating thematic maps in a web environment. Students also have the opportunity to participate in public administration and commercial sector contracts, research projects and to complete part of their studies at a foreign university.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    By studying the follow-up program, students deepen their specialized knowledge in the field of digital cartography and advanced applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and acquire skills in the use of the latest technologies and methods of digital photogrammetry, remote sensing and geopositioning systems and the ability to interpret geographic (spatial) information. Students are also prepared for leading multidisciplinary projects and teams, for independent programming activities and for creating thematic maps in a web environment. Students also have the opportunity to participate in public administration and commercial sector contracts, research projects and to complete part of their studies at a foreign university.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • independently and analytically work in the field of geographic data processing for the purpose of their cartographic visualization both in electronic and analogue form, with the ability to automate their work.
    • orientate in the principles of thematic cartography and in the corresponding methods and algorithms, which he/she is able to use creatively.
    • use software and hardware tools of computer cartography and is familiar with their principles.
    • coordinate team work in the field of computer processing and visualization of geographic data.
    • evaluate geographic data in terms of its accuracy and applicability in a given context.
    • apply standards in the field of GIS, especially ISO and OGC.
    • process data from DPZ, analyze them and select the appropriate form of visualization.
    • implement electronic publication of spatial data mainly in the WWW environment.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates will find employment especially in those workplaces where spatial data visualization is used. From the point of view of the labour market, these are mainly specialist cartographer and independent cartographer positions. Namely, these are mainly segments of the labour market including: state and local government offices at municipal, regional and national level; non-state project, advisory and consulting agencies focused on, for example, the creation of strategic plans and services related to the design of effective spatial locations. A significant number of graduates also find employment in the private sector, in the entire cycle of geographic data use, from collection (CEDA, TopGIS), through storage and analysis (CleverMaps, Assecco) to visualization and presentation (EnviroPartner, Hexagon).

  • Practical Training

    The curriculum includes a credited recommended elective course Professional Practice in Geography and Cartography in the scope of 10 working days. The student will complete this internship at a selected institution (e.g. TopGIS, Assecco, CleverMaps, etc.).

  • Goals of Theses

    Part of the master's study is the elaboration of a thesis, whereby the student demonstrates the ability to independently solve a professional problem, including work with literature, mastering basic research, field and computer methods, processing and interpretation of results and their presentation.

    Detailed instructions for the preparation of the thesis are available on the website of the Department of Geography:

    http://geogr.muni.cz/novinka/pokyny-pro-zpracovani-zaverecnych-praci (in Czech)

    The Department of Geography announces the thesis topics at the suggestion of the teachers and publishes the current offer in sufficient number in the Information system. The student freely chooses a thesis topic from the current offer via the IS and requests the assignment of a thesis on the chosen topic in writing via the IS. The student may suggest or agree on the topic of his/her thesis to any teacher of the Department of Geography. In this case, the teacher writes the topic of the thesis already for a particular student. By assigning the thesis, the teacher who wrote the topic becomes the thesis supervisor for the student who chose it.

  • Access to Further Studies

    A graduate of a follow-up study programme may apply for doctoral studies upon successful completion.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Abbreviation
N-GKG
Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Degree in Advanced Master's state examination
RNDr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

24
number of active students
6
number of theses/dissertations

Faculty of Science
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