Course: Topography and GPS for Crisis Management

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Course title Topography and GPS for Crisis Management
Course code MU/14436
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • KOČAN Zdeněk, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • GAVLOVSKÝ Emil, Dr.
  • ŠTÁDLER Vladimír, Ing.
Course content
1. Basic concepts. 2. General types of cartographic mapping. 3. Maps ? typology and terminology. 4. Terminology mapping. 5. Map series designation. 6. Territorial administrative and technical units. 7. Box score. 8. Coordinate systems in the Czech republic. 9. Height systems in the Czech republic. 10. Map content. 11. Basic terrain shape and method of display. 12. Working with the map. 13. Work with a map in the field. 14. Fundamental theoretical and practical introduction to GPS navigation. 15. Positioning and its accuracy, route record, digital map. 16. Communication PC-GPS, check the acquired knowledge in the field and practical verification of theoretical assumptions in different types of terrain, practical navigation for the selected item, use of paper maps and GPS devices to compare with a paper map.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Recommended literature
  • J. Černý, I. Steiner. GPS od A do Z. eNav,s.r.o, Praha, 2006. ISBN 80-239-7516-1.
  • J. Lidmila. S mapou za dobrodružstvím. Topograf, Praha, 2001. ISBN 80-238-5713-4.
  • V. Štádler. GPS - praktická příručka. Alpy, Vydavatelství horské literatury, Lysá nad Labem, 1999. ISBN 80-85613-87-5.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Mathematical Institute in Opava Applied Mathematics in Risk Management (3) Mathematics courses 1 Summer