History of Geodesy and Cartography
- Department of Special Geodesy
Origin and conditions of surveying. Ancient cultures and their measuring devices and methods. Ideas of Earth's shape. Origin of surveying in our country. Participation of surveyors in villages, towns and forts founding and in setting-out of constructions. Introduction of triangulation. Navigation of discoverers voyages. Evolution of education in the field, construction and production of instruments. Origin of topographic mapping. Real estate registry and cadastral measurements in our country. Development of mine surveying, engineering surveying, terrestrial and aerial photogrammetry. Origin of modern electronical methods.
- Syllabus of lectures:
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
Recognition of world history of surveying, namely in europian region, and evolution of the field in Czech country.
- Study materials:
 Procházka E., Honl I. Úvod do dějin zeměměřictví I - VII. ČVUT Praha 1976 - 1992
 Hánek, P. : 250 století zeměměřictví. Praha, Klaudian 2000.
 Hánek, P.: Texty na http://klobouk.fsv.cvut.cz/~hanek/K154/
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: