Course detail

Cartography II

FAST-HE04Acad. year: 2020/2021

The creation of thematic maps is the key content of the subject. ArcGIS for Desktop will be used as a software background. Within the subject key methods of thematic cartography will be presented.


Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will manage basic theoretical knowledge of cartographic creation and production of maps. Using the digital technologies they will be able to make compilation manuscript and fair draught.


Cartographic terminology, optics, theory of color.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MIKŠOVSKÝ, Miroslav: Kartografická polygrafie a reprografie 10. Praha: ČVUT, 1999. ISBN 80-01-01989-6. (CS)
PLÁNKA, Ladislav: Kartografie II - Kartografická tvorba. elektronický text, 2008. [] (CS)
PLÁNKA, Ladislav: Kartografie II - Kartografický tisk. elektronický text, 2008. [] (CS)
PLÁNKA, Ladislav: Kartografie II - Kartografické informační fondy. elektronický text, 2008. [] (CS)
SAMARA,Timothy: Grafický design. Základní pravidla a způsoby jejich porušování. Bratislava: Slovart, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7391-030-3. (CS)
BANN, David: Polygrafická příručka. Bratislava: Slovart, 2008. ISBN 80-7391-029-2. (CS)
AMBROSE, Gavin, HARRIS,Paul: Layout: velký průvodce grafickou úpravou. Computer Press Brno, 2009. ISBN 978-80-251-2165-8. (CS)

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

1. Conception and composition of thematic maps.
2. Geoinformatics aspects of thematic maps creation.
3. Cartographic generalization.
4. Cartographic visual expression 1.
5. Cartographic visual expression 2.
6. Specific aspects of visual expressions.
7. Scales in thematic cartography.
8. Methods in thematic cartography 1.
9. Methods in thematic cartography 2.
10. Cartographic typography.
11. Managing thematic maps and atlases production.
12. Current trends in thematic cartography.


Analogue and analytical methods of cartographic creation and production of cartographic works.

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 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer