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STUDY PLANS
2023/2024

Cartography

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
155CART Z,ZK 6 2P+2C English
Garant předmětu:
Jiří Cajthaml
Lecturer:
Jiří Cajthaml, Tomáš Janata
Tutor:
Jiří Cajthaml, Vojtěch Cehák, Tomáš Janata, Josef Münzberger
Supervisor:
Department of Geomatics
Synopsis:

The course introduces students to the basics of mathematical, topographic and thematic cartography. It also includes an excursion into polygraphic techniques, theory of colour, copyright and editorial works.

Requirements:

no prerequisities

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Mathematical cartography – ellipsoids, distortions

2. Mathematical cartography – map projections

3. Practical use of various map projections in GIS tools

4. History of cartography, topographic maps

5. Cartographic language, means of expression, generalization

6. Relief visualization, toponyms

7. Thematic cartography – basics, colours, diagram maps

8. Thematic cartography – choropleths, anamorphic maps

10. Geospatial data

11. Web cartography – internet, protocols, client-server

12. Web cartography – web map services

Syllabus of tutorials:

Practical lessons in the form of cartographic projects.

Project 1 – Topographic map

Examples, overview of suitable software, data sources

Post-processing

Q&A consultation hours / individual processing

Q&A consultation hours / individual processing

Project 2 – Thematic map

Samples of student works, methods of thematic cartography

Less common methods, hexagons, geocoding

Infographics, layout preparation + Q&A

Q&A consultation hours / individual processing

Q&A consultation hours / individual processing

Presentation of results

Study Objective:

The goal is to teach the students the theory and practical issues of cartographic science, making them able to create a quality thematic, topographical or schematic map, understand the principles of their creation, the correct use of colours, fonts, etc.

Study materials:

?Slocum, T. A. et al.: Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization. Essex: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009. ISBN: 978-01-322-9834-6.

?Brewer, C. A.: Designing better maps. Esri Press, 2005. ISBN: 978-15-894-8089-6.

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
Time-table is not available yet
Time-table for summer semester 2023/2024:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
roomTH:B-973

11:00–12:50
(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
B973
Wed
Thu
roomTH:B-s111

16:00–17:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
Bs111
Fri
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2024-04-11
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