548-0111/03 – Geovisualisation (GV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Kateřina Růžičková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Kateřina Růžičková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
RUZ02 Ing. Kateřina Růžičková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 1+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 4+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: - Choose suitable methods of geovisualization - Apply selected method for geovisualization

Teaching methods

Project work


This subject is introducing basics as well as advanced methods and principles of geovisualization - its history, development and current trends. It is focused on methods of 2D and 3D spatio-temporal geovisualization and their use in GIs with emphasis on Visual Analytics. Another part of the subject is focused on standards and formats for storing of spatio-temporal data.

Compulsory literature:

KEIM, Daniel, KOHLHAMMER, Jörn, ELLIS, Geoffrey, MANSMANN, Florian. Mastering the Information Age. Solving Problems with Visual Analytics. Eurographics Association, 2010, ISBN 978-3-905673-77-7. MUNZNER, Tamara. Visualization Analysis and Design. A K Peters/CRC Press. 1 edition, 2014, 428 p. ISBN 9781466508910. TOMINSKI, Christian and Heidrun SCHUMANN. Interactive visual data analysis. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020. A K Peters visualization series. ISBN 978-1-4987-5398-2. WARD, Matthew O.,‎ GRINSTEIN, Georges,‎ KEIM, Daniel. Interactive Data Visualization: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications. A K Peters/CRC Press, Second Edition, 2015. 578 p. ISBN 9781482257373.

Recommended literature:

ANDRIENKO, Natalia and ANDRIENKO, Gennady. Exploratory Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Data. A Systematic Approach. Springer, 2006. 978-3-540-25994-7. VOZENILEK, Vit. Cartography in GIS. Geovisualization and Map Communication. 1 edition, Olomouc: Univerzita Palackeho, 2005. 142 p. ISBN: 80-244-1047-8. DYKES, Jason, MACEACHREN, Alan M., KRAAK, Menno-Jan. Exploring Geovisualization. Elsevier, 2005. 710 p. ISBN 978-0-08-044531-1. BRINK, Adri, LAMMEREN, Ron, VELDE, Rob, DANE, Silke. Imaging the Future: Geo-visualisation for Participatory Spatial Planning in Europe. Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2007. 200 p. ISBN 9086866255.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Individual project. Written exam.


Other requirements

Drawing up of individual project.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. History and development of geovisualization 2. Basic terms, type of geovisualization methods 3. Basic pronciples of visualization. 4. 3D objects and scenes 5. Visual Analytics 6. Time and its perception in relation to geovisualization 7. Spatio-temporal visualisation 8. Web spatio-temporal visualisation 9. Dashboards 10. Storymaps 11. Physical geomodels and 3D printing 12. Standards in geovisualization 13. Interactivity, virtual reality and augmented reality

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33 (33) 17
                Active attendance at seminars Laboratory work 7  2
                Individual project Project 26  13
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 33 3
                Writen exam Written examination 67  33 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 30% attendance at seminars.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Lessons in form of self-study. Student can arrange on-line consultations with lecturer. Attendance of seminars according to student’s possibilities. The attendance can be substituted with individual project, which should be hand in until end of the examination period of studied semester. Study materials and tasks for seminars are available in lms.vsb.cz system. The exam must take place personally.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0532A330039) Geoinformatics GIT K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (N0532A330039) Geoinformatics GIT P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0532A330039) Geoinformatics GIT K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0532A330039) Geoinformatics GIT P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0532A330039) Geoinformatics GIT P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0532A330039) Geoinformatics GIT K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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Assessment of instruction

2023/2024 Winter