Course detail

Cartographical Informatics

FAST-HE19Acad. year: 2020/2021

Applied geoinformatics in cyrtography.


Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will manage basic theoretical knowledge of digital cartography and inserting of digital cartographic products to the geographic information systems. They will achieve detailed knowledge about national digital map works and will be introduced with equivalent works from EU countries.


Cartographic terminology and technique for creation of cartographic works, principles of GIS technology.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SMUTNÝ, Jaroslav: Geografické informační systémy a jejich využití ve stavebnictví. Brno: CERM, 2001. ISBN 80-214-1812-5. (CS)
VOŽENÍLEK,Vít: Geografické informační systémy I - pojetí, historie, základní komponenty. Olomouc: UP, 2001. ISBN 80-7067-802-X. (CS)
CARTWRIGHT, William, PETERSON, Michael P. GARTNER, Georg: Multimedia Cartography. Berlin-Heidelberg-New York: Springer, 1999. ISBN 3-540-65818-1. (EN)
HAKE,Günter, GRüNREICH, Dietmar, MENG, Liqiu: Kartographie. Berlin-New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2002. ISBN 3-11-016404-3. (DE)
PETERSON, Michael P.: Maps and the Internet. Kidlington: Elsevier Science Ltd., 2003. ISBN 0-08-044201-3. (EN)
TAYLOR, D. R. Fraser: Cybercartography: Theory and Practice. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2005. ISBN 0-444-51629-8. (EN)
Longley, Paul A. et al.: Geographic Information Systems and Science. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2005. ISBN 0-470-87001-X. (EN)
SLOCUM,Terry A, McMASTER,Robert B., KESSLER, Fritz C., HOWARD,Hugh H.: Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization. New Jersey, Pearson Education, 2009. ISBN 978-0-13-229834-6. (EN)

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

0. Introduction, basic terms
1. Applied geoinformatics
1.1 WMS services, datasets, registers, interoperability
1.2 Geodatabases, reference systems, georeferencing, colors
1.3 Spatial operations – introduction, cartographic modelling
1.4 Spatial operations – hydrological modelling
1.5 Spatial operations – surface analysis, network analysis
1.6 Spatial operations – topological overlay, predicting modeling, MCE

2. Metainformation (metadata)
2.1 Introduction, geolibraries, SDI, Dublin Core, ISO, CSDGM, ATOM, INSPIRE
2.2 GetCapabilities, metadata transitions, thesaurus and gazetteers, platforms

3. Web cartography
3.1. Web, editors, browsers, formats, standardization, GML, users
3.2 Web law, European law, licenses


Understanding of principles of the cartographic interpretation and cartographic work as basic layer 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 N-P-C-GK Master's

    branch GD , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer