548-0147/02 – Geoweb 3 (GW3)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Pavel Kukuliač, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Pavel Kukuliač, 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
KUK064 Ing. Pavel Kukuliač, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will be able to evaluate the suitability of web services in specified situations and interpret several different standards of web services. Students will be able to develop simple applications and further create geoweb services within the applications. Students will be able to use the most popular commercial and open-source technologies for web map application development, and choose the most suitable technology in the context of each specified situation, as well as estimate the complexity of application development for each specified situation.

Teaching methods



By completing the course, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create their own web map services using modern tools and technologies. The aim of the course is to provide students with a detailed overview of the most often used geoweb services in geoinformatics. These are mainly Web Map Service (WMS), Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Coverage Service (WCS), Web Processing Service (WPS). Furthermore, attention is paid to a detailed explanation of the procedures for publishing spatial data on the web, their limitations, problems and policies.

Compulsory literature:

Lacovella, S. GeoServer Beginner's Guide, Packt Publishing, 2017, 384 pages, ISBN-10:1788297377. Stefanakis, E. Web Mapping and Geospatial Web Services, CreateSpace (Amazon); 1st edition, 2017, 168 pages, ISBN-10:1514757559. Fu, P. Getting to Know Web GIS, 2020, Esri Press; 4th edition, 490 pages,ISBN-10:1589485920. VIJAYARAGHAVAN, J. DHANAPAL, Y. ArcGIS for JavaScript developers by Example. Birmingham, United Kingdom, Packt Publishing Limited, 286 pages, 2016. ISBN 9781785888663.

Recommended literature:

Balachandar, B. ,M.. RESTful Java Web Services: A pragmatic guide to designing and building RESTful APIs using Java, 2017, Packt Publishing; 3rd edition, 856 pages, ISBN-10:1788294041. Lacovella, S. GeoServer Cookbook, 2014, Packt Publishing, 280 pages, ISBN-10:1783289619. Henderson, C. Mastering GeoServer, 2014, Packt Publishing, 420 pages, ISBN-10:1783287691. Yue, P. Semantic Web-based Intelligent Geospatial Web Services,2013, Springer, New York, NY, 111 pages, ISBN: 9781461468097.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Students' knowledge acquisition is continuously verified during lessons. Students work on individual projects within which they demonstrate the acquired knowledge. At the end of the semester, students present their projects and defend the chosen procedures and technologies used for their geoweb services development. Students' knowledge is tested by a written exam at the end of the semester.


Other requirements

No additional requirements are imposed on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1) Basics of geospatial data publishing on the web 2) Overview of commercial and non-commercial solutions 3) Designing web services and web maps 4) System architecture for web mapping 5) JavaScript and its use in geospatial data publishing on the web 6) XML markup languages and geoweb 7) GML markup languages and geoweb 8) Web Feature Service (WFS) 9) Web Processing Service (WPS) 10) Web Coverage Service (WCS) 11) Web Map Service (WMS) 12) Catalogue Service a ISO 19139 13) Creation of web map services using GeoServer and REST API

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 and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 18 3
                Written part of exam Written examination 52  18
                Oral part of exam Oral examination 15  0
Mandatory attendence participation: Lectures optional, exercises 80%.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Lectures for self-study of course material available at https://geoinformatika-1.vsb.cz/kuk064/. Consulations with the lecturer can be held online or in person. Participation in exercises according to the student's availability. To obtain credits, the student must complete and hand-in a final project assigned by the instructor no later than the end of the examination period of the semester. The exam must be taken in person.

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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
2024/2025 (N0532A330044) Geoinformatics GIT P English 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
2023/2024 (N0532A330044) Geoinformatics GIT P English 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