544-0013/08 – Advanced Geodesy (VG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geodesy and Mine SurveyingCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jan Kostelecký, DrSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jan Kostelecký, DrSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOS10 prof. Ing. Jan Kostelecký, DrSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 28+28
Part-time Credit and Examination 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to provide information to students in the field of geodetic calculations on the sphere and rotating ellipsoid and further address the question of the local and global geodetic control.

Teaching methods



The subject expands knowledge of Geodesy on three-dimensional geodesy and theory of Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

Compulsory literature:

PICK, Miloš. Advanced physical geodesy and gravimetry. Prague: Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, 2000. ISBN 80-7278-020-4. LEICK, A.: GPS, Satellite Surveying, John Wiley and sons, INC., 1994 BURŠA, M., KOSTELECKÝ, J.: Space Geodesy and Space Geodynamics, Praha 1999 VANÍČEK P., KRAKIWSKI E. J : Geodesy, The Concepts, Elsevier, 1986

Recommended literature:

LEICK, Alfred, Lev Borisovič RAPOPORT a Dmitrij Vital‘jevič TATARNIKOV. GPS satellite surveying: for remote sensing, GIS and surveying. Fourth edition. Hoboken: Wiley, [2015]. ISBN 978-1-405-12172-9. HOFMANN-WELLENHOF, B., LICHTENEGGER, H., WASLE, E.: GNSS – Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Springer Verlag, 2008. SMITH, James Raymond. Introduction to geodesy: the history and concepts of modern geodesy. New York: Wiley, 1997. ISBN 04-711-6660-X GROVES, Paul D. Principles of GNSS, inertial, and multisensor integrated navigation systems. 2nd. Boston: Artech House, 2013, (Book, Whole).

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Follow-up tasks processed in the exercise.


Other requirements

Solution of the semestral task.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Syllabus 1. Basic parameters of the earth ellipsoid and their mutual relations. 2. Coordinate systems on the Earth's rotational ellipsoid. 3. Relations between coordinate systems on the ellipsoid. 4. Basic concepts and relations on the reference sphere. Solution of spherical triangles. 5. Solving fundamental geodetic problems on the sphere. 6. Solving the fundamental problems on Earth's elipsoid. 7. Basic concepts of three-dimensional geodesy. Coordinate transformations. 8. Fundamental methods of Space geodesy for determination of coordinate systems 9. Earth’s Orientation Parameters. 10. Basics of GNSS technology. 11. Global coordinate system ICRS 12. Global coordinate system ITRS 13. Theory of heights. 14. Normal heights.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0532A330037) Engineering Geodesy GEV P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0532A330037) Engineering Geodesy GEV K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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