Course detail

Cartography II

FAST-HE04Acad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Entry knowledge

Cartographic terminology, optics, theory of color.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


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

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

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)

Recommended reading

AMBROSE, Gavin, HARRIS,Paul: Layout: velký průvodce grafickou úpravou. Computer Press Brno, 2009. ISBN 978-80-251-2165-8. (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-GK Master's

    branch GD , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


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.


39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1-2 Thematic maps composition. Cartographic representation. 3-4 Cartographic generalization. Topographic content of the map. 5-6 Qualitative data visualization. 7-8 Quantitative data visualization (choropleth map, izoplets, dasymetric map). 9-10 Quantitative data visualization (proportional map, dot map). 11-12 Time-spatial dynamics visualization.