Course detail

Cartography I

FAST-GE18Acad. year: 2017/2018

Cartography information theory, cartographic languge.
Cartography generalization (planimetry, elevation, description). Basics of cartometry. Digital cartography, vector and raster presentation, INTRANET/INTERNET. Development of the Czech and world cartography. Theme cartography. Cartography information funds. Cartography in process of Europe integration.


Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will manage basic theoretical knowledge of cartography, thematic and digital cartography included. They will be introduced with the state map works of the Czech republic and they will achieve basic overview about Czech and world's cartography development and about digital cartographic works, which are part of national geoinformatic systems.


Datums used in survey


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

PLÁNKA, Ladislav: Úvod do kartografie. elektronický text, 2007. [] (CS)
PLÁNKA, Ladislav: Kartografická interpretace. elektronický text, 2007. [] (CS)
PLÁNKA, Ladislav: Kartografická generalizace a kartometrie. elektronický text, 2007. [] (CS)
PLÁNKA, Ladislav: Úřední mapy. elektronický text, 2007. [] (CS)
PLÁNKA, Ladislav: Státní mapové dílo. elektronický text, 2007. [] (CS)
VEVERKA,Bohuslav, ZIMOVÁ,Růžena: Topografická a tematická kartografie. Praha: ČVUT, 2008. ISBN 80-01-02381-8. (CS)
VOŽENÍLEK,Vít., KAŇOK,Josef: Metody tematické kartografie - Vizualizace prostorových jevů. Olomouc: UP, 2011. (CS)
PRAVDA, Ján: Základy koncepce mapového jazyka. Bratislava: GÚ SAV, 1990. (SK)
SEMOTANOVÁ,Eva: Mapy Čech, Moravy a Slezska v zrcadle staletí. Libri, 2001. (CS)
SEMOTANOVÁ,Eva: Atlas zemí Koruny české. Skřivan, 2002. (CS)
HAKE,Günter, GRüNREICH, Dietmar, MENG, Liqiu: Kartographie. Berlin-New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2002. ISBN 3-11-016404-3. (DE)
KRAAK,Menno-Jan, ORMELING,Ferjan: Cartography: Visualisation of Geospatial Data. Harlow: Pearson Education, 2003. (EN)
KOHLSTOCK,Peter: Kartographie. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2004. ISBN 3-506-71710-3. (DE)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Definition and structure of cartography.
2. Geometrical base of cartographic works, projections.
3. Contents of cartographic works.
4. Theory of cartographic information.
5. Cartographic interpretation and generalization.
6. Cartographic creation and production.
7. Themathic cartography. Cartometry.
8. Digital cartography.
9. Geographical information systems, modelling of objects, data-bases.
10. State map works in the Czech republic, devlopment Czech and world cartography, legislative.


Acquisition of comprehensive knowledge of cartography and GIS.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch GI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch GI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer