Geodesy and Cartography
Original title in Czech: Geodézie a kartografieFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: DKC-GKAcad. year: 2020/2021
Type of study programme: Doctoral
Study programme code: P0532D260001
Degree awarded: Ph.D.
Language of instruction: Czech
Accreditation: 8.10.2019 - 8.10.2029
Mode of study
Standard study length
prof. Ing. Viliam Vatrt, DrSc.
doc. Ing. Vlastimil Hanzl, CSc., doc. Ing. Radovan Machotka, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Dalibor Bartoněk, CSc., prof. RNDr. Josef Diblík, DrSc., doc. RNDr. Aleš Ruda, Ph.D., prof. Ing. Otakar Švábenský, CSc., doc. Ing. Josef Weigel, CSc.
prof. RNDr. Milan Konečný, CSc., prof. Ing. Alojz Kopáčik, Ph.D., prof. Ing. Jan Kostelecký, DrSc., Ing. Karel Sukup
Fields of education
The aim of the doctoral study program Geodesy and Cartography is to provide outstanding graduates of the master's degree with specialized university education and scientific preparation in selected current fields of study. The study is focused on complex scientific preparation, methodology
of independent scientific work and on the development of knowledge in the field of geodesy and cartography theory. data, physical, engineering and satellite geodesy, photogrammetry and laser scanning further information systems and digital cartography. The scientific preparation in this
study program is based on mastering the initial theoretical disciplines of the science-based basis and theoretical and scientific disciplines of the relevant focus. Part of the study is also the involvement of students in the preparation and solution of national and international scientific research
projects, presentation of results at national and international scientific and professional conferences and their publication in professional and scientific foreign and domestic journals. During his / her studies, the student gains new theoretical knowledge, his / her own experience from
the preparation, implementation and evaluation of measurements and experiments and the necessary practical knowledge also thanks to close cooperation with practice and also through foreign internships at cooperating foreign universities or research institutes. In the final phase of the
study, the student synthesizes all theoretical knowledge gained as well as the results of his / her own creative work and elaborates his / her dissertation.
The aim of the study is for graduates to find:
- employment in research and development activities in the Czech Republic and abroad in the relevant field of specialization in solving difficult, unconventional and complex geodetic and cartographic problems,
- found employment as academic staff of universities.
The graduate of the doctoral study program Geodesy and Cartography continues the master's degree program of geodesy and cartography.
The PhD student must complete the extended theoretical mathematical-physical basis within the study. These subjects are complemented by specialized subjects covering methods of measurement, processing and analysis of geodetic and cartographic data, physical geodesy, satellite and
space geodesy, geographic and cartographic information systems, etc. Other subjects are selected according to the specialization of the dissertation. These are mainly geodetic bases, engineering geodesy, global navigation systems, photogrammetry and remote sensing, cadastre, digital
cartography and others. The graduate acquires the methodology of scientific work during the doctoral study and is equipped with deep theoretical and linguistic knowledge, enabling independent creative professional activity, including the ability to publish the acquired knowledge.
The dissertation is expected to present original and unpublished knowledge. Graduates of the doctoral study program Geodesy and Cartography find employment in the research and development base of the relevant field of study and also in the sphere of academic staff of universities.
Graduates of doctoral studies are prepared for application in research and development activities in the field of the relevant specialization of the field and for solving difficult, unconventional and complex geodetic and cartographic problems. Graduates also find employment as academic
staff of universities. An unforgettable opportunity to find graduates is also forensic experts in the field of geodesy and cartography and research and development activities within the Regional Research Center ADMAS.
Fulfillment of the subjects of the individual study plan, successful completion of the state doctoral examination, foreign experience, relevant creative activity and successful defense of the dissertation.
Study plan creation
The rules and conditions for the creation of study plans of study programs carried out at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT define:
Rules of BUT study programs (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/vnitrni-predpisy-a-dokumenty), which according to Article 1, paragraph 1, point:
c) defines the processes of creation, approval and changes of study program proposals before their submission for accreditation to the National Accreditation Office for Higher Education,
d) lays down the formal requirements for study programs and courses,
e) defines the obligations of study program and subject guarantors,
f) defines the standards of study programs at BUT,
g) defines the principles of quality assurance of study programs.
Study and Examination Regulations of the Brno University of Technology (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/international-details-and-documents)
Details of the conditions for study at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT are governed by the Dean's Directive )
The PhD student studies according to an individual study plan, which is elaborated by the supervisor in cooperation with the PhD student. The individual study plan is binding for the doctoral student. It specifies all duties set in accordance with the BUT Study and Examination Regulations that a doctoral student must fulfill in order to successfully complete his / her studies.
During the first three semesters, the doctoral student consists of compulsory, compulsorily elective or at the same time, it is intensively engaged in its own study and analysis of knowledge in the field determined by the topic of the dissertation and continuous publication of the knowledge and results obtained in this way. In the following semesters, the doctoral student focuses more on research and development related to the topic of the dissertation, on the publication of the results of his / her creative work and on his / her own dissertation. By the end of the fifth semester, the doctoral student has passed the state doctoral examination. The doctoral student is also involved in pedagogical activities, which is a part of his scientific preparation.
The individual study plan includes scientific outputs in individual years:
- regular publishing activity (Juniorstav and similar),
- participation in scientific conferences at home and abroad,
- for defense of DZP it is necessary to publish - min. 2x Scopus or 1x WOS with impact factor.
Availability for the disabled
At the Faculty of Civil Engineering, BUT, barrier-free access to all teaching rooms is currently provided. However, students must be physically fit to be qualified as a civil engineer. In practically oriented laboratory teaching, they must be able to operate measuring instruments and similar
laboratory equipment independently without endangering themselves or their surroundings. BUT provides support to students with specific needs, for details see Guideline 11/2017 (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/international-documents-and-documents/-d141841/uplne-zneni-smernice-c-11- 2017-p147550).
In order to promote equal access to higher education, BUT incorporates the Alfons Advisory Center, part of the BUT Institute of Lifelong Learning, to provide guidance and support services to applicants and students with specific educational needs. Specific educational needs include learning
disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, chronic somatic illness, autistic spectrum disorders, impaired communication skills and mental illness (alfons.vutbr.cz/o-nas). Students are provided with information concerning the accessibility of study programs with respect to the specific needs
of the applicant, information about the architectural accessibility of individual faculties and university parts, about accommodation at the BUT dormitory, about the possibilities of adapting the admission procedure and adapting the study itself. Other services of the Center for Students with
Special Educational Needs also include interpreting and rewriting services, or assistance services - guiding, spatial orientation, in order to enable these students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the same way as other students. This is done through the so-called adaptation of study,
ie by appropriate adjustment of the study regime, which cannot be understood as a simplification of the content of study or relief of study obligations.
What degree programme types may have preceded
Doctoral study program Geodesy and Cartography is a follow-up master study program Geodesy and Cartography. and other sister follow-up Master's degree programs.
Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program
- BIM under construction
The topic includes an analysis of the current state of technical and legislative construction processes, design and creation of a suitable process management model including the technical, economic and administrative component for a specific smaller building. The solution assumes the use of Internet information technology, database, BIM and GIS tools.
Tutor: Bureš Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
- Cartographic visualization of spatil decision-making models results
The dissertation thesis will focus on the evaluation of current software solutions with regard to the possibilities of cartographic visualization of the results of spatial decision-making and the design and testing of recommended improvements in selected fields of human activities.
Tutor: Ruda Aleš, doc. RNDr., Ph.D.
- Deformation surveying using Global Navigation Satellite Systems technology
Overview of current methodology of deformation surveying using Global Navigation Satellite Systems according to present state of development. Analysis and critical review of contemporary observation and processing techniques employing permanent and epoch-wise observations. Testing of modified methods of GNSS deformation surveying on various object types.
- Design of Effective Method for Edge Detection in Cloud Points
One of the modern ways of spatial data acquisition - laser scanning generates a large amount of data with high redundancy. Current methods of processing such data (discrete convolutions, machine learning, classification, etc.) require powerful hardware and software tools. The aim of the thesis is to propose a new efficient method, which will be fast enough and will not require special technical and program resources. The results will be used in geographic information systems and BIM.
- Geometrical accuracy in building industry
The theme of the work is the issue of the geometric accuracy construction. The methodology will be resolved by the check measurement of geometric parameters of structures using the geodetic measurement technology (robotic total stations, GNSS, laser scanning, etc.) and their documentation as part of the construction quality. Part of the solution is the analysis of the product standards (the Eurocodes) in terms of the geometric accuracy of the structures in the context setting out standards.
Tutor: Bureš Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
- Integrated model of quasigeoid for territory of south Moravia
There are available several models of quasigeoid on the territory of the Czech Republic. There has been used various data and methods for their creation. There will by useful -to evaluate methods their creation -to propose methods for the integrated model of quasigeoid creation (with expoitation of additional data).
- Methods development of qualitative appreciation of data of progressive measuring techniques via GIS tools on the basis of operational analysis
The subject of the topic is the development of methods of qualitative data evaluation of advanced surveying technology tools GIS-based operational research, including qualitative evaluation and optimization of data acquired technologies, laser scanning, photogrammetry and GNSS. The aim is to effective data extraction, increase their information content and practical usability. The solution will be the optimization of data collection based on the analysis of e.g. operational graph algorithms.
- Monitoring of Structures
The theme of the doctoral work is the issue of structure monitoring. Automated continuous measurement or epochs measurement using electronic measuring stations and laserscannig will be solved. The solution will be a methodology for measuring, the issue of the integration of disparate data and their evaluation, graphical representation of the results, the analysis of the accuracy and interpretation of the results via monitoring information system.
Tutor: Bureš Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
- Positioning using Precise Point Positioning Method
Positioning using Precise Point Positioning Method is offering new possibilities in utilization of Global Navigational Satellite Systems in geodesy and geodynamics. The goal of the theme is to evaluate the method potential in surveying works, global geodetic works as same as in evaluation of geodynamics phenomena on Earth's surface.
Course structure diagram with ECTS credits
|DEA053||Doctoral seminar 1 (GAK)||cs||4||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 39||yes|
|DYA004||Foreign Language Tutoring of PhD Students||cs||1||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|DEB054||Analysis of Measuring Data||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5834||yes|
|DEB055||Geodesy||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5834||yes|
|DEB056||Spatial data acquisition and processing||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5834||yes|
|DEA057||Doctoral seminar 2 (GAK)||cs||8||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 39||yes|
|DAB029||Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering 1||cs||4||Compulsory-optional||Cr||P - 39||5836||yes|
|DAB038||Mathematics||cs||4||Compulsory-optional||Cr||P - 39||5836||yes|
|DAB030||Numerical methods 1||cs||4||Compulsory-optional||Cr||P - 39||5836||yes|
|DAB039||Probability and mathematical statistics||cs||4||Compulsory-optional||Cr||P - 39||5836||yes|
|DEB058||Physical Geodesy||cs||7||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5837||yes|
|DEB059||Geodetic Networks||cs||7||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5837||yes|
|DEB060||Cartography||cs||7||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5837||yes|
|DEB061||Advanced geophysical technologies||cs||7||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5837||yes|
|DUB027||Relational Database Management Systems||cs||7||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5837||yes|
|DEA062||Doctoral seminar 3 (GAK)||cs||8||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 78||yes|
|DAB032||Time series analysis||cs||10||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5839||yes|
|DAB034||Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering 2||cs||10||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5839||yes|
|DAB040||Mathematics 2||cs||10||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5839||yes|
|DAB035||Numerical methods 2||cs||10||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5839||yes|
|DAB036||Numerical methods for the variational problems||cs||10||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5839||yes|
|DEB063||Satellite Geodesy||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5840||yes|
|DEB064||Photogrammetry and laser scaning||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5840||yes|
|DEB065||Information systems and digital cartography||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5840||yes|
|DEB066||Engineering Geodesy||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||5840||yes|
|DYA005||English for the Doctoral Study Programme||cs||8||Compulsory||Cr||yes|
|DEA067||Doctoral seminar 4 (GAK)||cs||8||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 78||yes|
|DEA068||Doctoral seminar 5 (GAK)||cs||14||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 78||yes|
|DEA069||Doctoral state examination||cs||20||Compulsory||Ex||yes|
|DEA070||Doctoral seminar 6 (GAK)||cs||14||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 78||yes|
|DEA071||Doctoral seminar 7 (GAK)||cs||20||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 78||yes|
|All the groups of optional courses|
|5840||0||DEB063, DEB064, DEB065, DEB066|
|5839||0||DAB032, DAB034, DAB040, DAB035, DAB036|
|5834||0||DEB054, DEB055, DEB056|
|5837||0||DEB058, DEB059, DEB060, DEB061, DUB027|
|5836||0||DAB029, DAB038, DAB030, DAB039|