Course: Web cartography

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Course title Web cartography
Course code KAP/WKA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Šmída Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vrbík Daniel, Mgr.
Course content
Definition of web cartography, advantages and disadvantages of electronic maps and atlases. Cartographic expressing means in the creation of electronic thematic maps. Compositional elements of the map - differences in the creation of printed and electronic map or atlas. Atlas creation process in concept of paper and electronic forms. Classification of electronic maps and atlases, dynamic, interactive, static electronic maps. Mashup applications and current trends in the production of maps and atlases. Distributed GIS and its impact on the creation of electronic maps and atlases.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Demonstration
  • Home preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 30 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course presents selected issues in the field of web cartography with emphasis on the creation of thematic maps within the GIS programs with the support of other graphic programs and methods of publishing on the Internet. Students will be familiarized with the problems of creating electronic maps and atlases. There will also be discuss aspects of the subject of trends in production and use of electronic maps and their impact on other areas of geography, and other mainly social sciences.
Creation of electronic maps on selected topics
Prerequisites
Successful absolving of subjects: Basics of Geoinformatics, Cartography and topography, Geographic information systems
KAP/ZGIS and KGE/KATA
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KGE/ZKAR

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of student research activity

The development and defense of semestral work within the scope sets of electronic thematic maps on selected topics.
Recommended literature
  • CARTWRIGHT, W., PETERSON, M. P., GARTNER, G. (eds.). Multimedia Cartography.. 1999.
  • KRAAK, M. J., ORMELING, F. Cartography: Visualization of Geospatial Data. 2003.
  • TAYLOR, D. R. F. (ed.). Cybercartography: Theory and Practice. 2006.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Applied Geography (17) Geography courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter