548-0114/04 – Field Course of Mapping (TCM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Michal Kačmařík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Michal Kačmařík, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KAC072 doc. Ing. Michal Kačmařík, Ph.D.
RAP30 doc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+40
Part-time Credit 0+40

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student demonstrates knowledge: - needed for a correct selection of GNSS device and measurement technique - necessary for identification of risks connected with GNSS mapping - necessary for correct definition of data model for mapped data set - needed for specification of content of individual phases of whole GIS mapping - needed for processing of mapped data and deriving of secondary data according to given task Student is able to: - choose a correct GNSS device and measurement technique for specific mapping - assess difficulty of GNSS mapping, plan, prepare and realize GNSS mapping including data post-processing - operate selected software for GNSS mapping

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Terrain work
Field data collection


Subject is focused on practical exercising of GIS mapping with GNSS devices and consequent processing of obtained spatial data. Student has to realize a given complex task.

Compulsory literature:

TEUNISSEN, P., MONTENBRUCK, O. Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Springer, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-030-73172-4. AWANGE, J. L.: Environmental monitoring using GNSS, Springer, Berlin, 2012, ISBN:978-3-540-88255-8. SMITH, M.J., GOODCHILD, M.F., LONGLEY, P.A.: Geospatial Analysis. 2020. http://www.spatialanalysisonline.com HOFMANN-WELLENHOF, B., LICHTENEGGER, H., WASLE, E.: GNSS – Global Navigation Satellite Systems GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and more, Wien, Springer, 2008, 546 pages, ISBN: 9783211730126.

Recommended literature:

HENNING, W.: Introduction to GPS: National Geodetic Survey User Guidlines for Single Base Real Time GNSS Positioning, v. 1.1, May 2010, 151 str. KANEVSKI, M.F.: Advanced mapping of environmental data : geostatistics, machine learning and Bayesian maximum entropy. ISTE 2008. 313 s., 978-1-84821-060-8. MOHINDER, S.G., LAWREMCE, R.W., ANGUS, P.A.: Global Positioning Systems, Inertial Navigation, and Integration, John Wiley & Sons, 2001, 382 pages, ISBN: 9780471350323. NAVIPEDIA: https://gssc.esa.int/navipedia/, accessed December 22, 2020.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

During the field exercise, students work in two-member teams and present the progress of their work to the supervisor of the exercise daily. At the end of the exercise, they submit all the required outputs for control.


Other requirements

Student must accomplish all goals of given task (study the problematics, prepare and realize mapping, perform analysis above mapped data set, create outputs).


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Duration: 1 week (typically Monday to Friday at a location outside of Ostrava) 1, terrain exploration, design of data layers for mapping, preparation of technique, 2, mapping the occurrence of a given phenomenon in the field, 3, attribute data collection, 4, data integration within individual working groups, 5, processing of acquired spatial data, creation of assigned data analysis, 6, creation of map and graphic outputs, final report writing.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-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 Credit   3
Mandatory attendence participation: Attend at least 80 % of classes.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Participation in exercise according to the student's capabilities. In order to receive credit, student must complete a field mapping project no later than at the end of the examination period of the semester. The assignment of project will be provided by lecturer leading the exercise.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0532A330044) Geoinformatics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0532A330044) Geoinformatics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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