Course detail

Speleological Mapping

FAST-HE62Acad. year: 2022/2023

Theoretical karstology and speleology. Conditions for karst development, factors. Karst cycle and denudation. Exokarst. Endokarst. Genesis and development of caves. Cave types. Cave interior. Karst hydrology and hydrography.
Karst extension in Czech Republic and worldwide. Practical meaning of karst for mankind. Karst preservation.
Speleological mapping. Speleological maps. Methods of cave measurement and depiction. Creation of a cave map.
Practical cave measurements.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will be introduced with teoretical karsologie and practical speleologie, especially with speleological mapping. Student will create the map of part of cave.


Fundamentals of geography and surveying. Fundamental measuring and mapping methods.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


Acquaintance with problems of karst phenomena, its classification and preservation. Getting practical knowledge in field of speleological mapping.

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.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Hromas, J. - Weigel, J.: Základy speleologického mapování. Česká speleologická společnost, 1989. (CS)
Musil, R. a kol.: Moravský kras - labyrinty poznání. GEO program Adamov, 1993. (CS)

Recommended reading

HROMAS, J. a kol.: Jeskyně. AOPK ČR, 2009. (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-GK Master's

    branch GD , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
    branch GD , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Contitions for carst development, exokarst and endokarst 2. Methods of cave mapping 3. Creations of map in cave 4. Protection of karst 5. Measurements in cave - 2 days, protection caves