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The general topics of thesis:
- Analysis and assessment of cartographic works
- Cartography in geoinformation systems, creation of maps
- User aspects and ethics of the cartographical creation
- Cartographic stylistics, map language and cartographic semiology
- Creativity of cartographer
- Cultural Geography, Cultural Anthropology
User assessment of means of representation in cultural-geographical maps and other visuals using eye / Barbora Koníčková / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2022 / Thesis in Process
Regionalization of Europe based on mental maps of individuals / Martin Roub / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2018 / Thesis in Process
Spatial diffusion of family members in different cultures / Pavel Mlýnek / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2022 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The paper describes one of the possible approaches to linking genealogical and geographical datasets. The aim of this paper is therefore to develop a procedure for transforming genealogical data and implementing it in space in an ArcGIS environment, then to analyse the pattern of changes in family behaviour over space and time, and to compare the results with each other using the examples of ethnographically distinct data samples from settlements in Papua New Guinea and Central Europe. In the analyses, there are observed issues of positive correlation between increasing generational and alternative spatial distance and socio-political factors conditioning migration in different cultures. The paper presents a generalized concept of attribute table layout that contains information about the typology of family relationships that are otherwise typical for relational databases. Subsequently, a set of tools is assembled to create sub-processes for generating spatial matrices of family members and to design visual analyses within cartographic and infographic outputs.
Keywords: GIS, cartography, spatial configuration of families, interdisciplinary approach, GEDCOM, genealogy, kinship
Geographical aspects of the linguistic landscape and possibilities of its visual presentation / Martin Bartůněk / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2021 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This thesis is focused on the concept of linguistic landscape with emphasis on the geographical aspect and visual presentation of geographical names on the example of the Ústí Region. The main goal of the research is to determine the territorial identity of the inhabitants and then to create a visualization of linguistic landscapes, which can then be used in promotional or didactic materials within the region. To achieve the regionalization of the Ústí Region, a questionnaire survey and participatory mapping with 231 respondents were used. The result is regionalization containing 14 subregions. To achieve the goal of visual presentation of geographical names, the results of a questionnaire survey in the form of perceived symbols for the territories were also used. On this basis, visuals were then created at various scale levels that can strengthen the regional identity or development of the region.
Keywords: linguistic landscape, geographical names, territorial identity, regionalization, visual presentation, Ústí Region
Visual representation of cultural-geographical phenomena / Barbora Koníčková / Bachelor's Thesis / 2021 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This study deals with the issue of cultural-geographical phenomena and their visual representation. The main goal is to perform a search, analysis and testing the optimal methods of visualization cultural phenomena (maps, schemes, and other visuals), with a view to reflect their dynamic character and variability in time and space. Within the issue of cultural-geographical phenomena it devotes to culture, cultural geography and selected cultural-geographical phenomena, which are religion, languages, nations, and ethnicities. Further it focusses its attention on visual representation, dealing with the theory of graphic design, forms of expression, and visualization options. Part of this study is also qualitative analysis, which reflects their advantages and disadvantages. The study also contains custom designs of stylishly coherent visuals.
Keywords: cultural geography, cultural-geographical phenomena, visual representation, visualization, cartographic methods
Visuals in geography textbooks and their influence on the emergence of misconceptions / Petr Trahorsch / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / PhD Thesis / 2020 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: Aims of this dissertation work are two levels. The first aim of the thesis is to analyse the structure of visualization and then evaluate the quality of selected visuals; furthermore, the aim of the thesis is to identify high-quality and low-quality visuals in geography textbooks in textbooks for primary and lower secondary education. The second level of aims is related to the user assessment of the visuals. The aim of the work is to identify the influence of different quality visuals on the children´s conception, respectively on the emergence of misconceptions at elementary school pupils. The analysis of the position of visuals in geography textbooks consisted of a quantitative content analysis of the manifest content of visuals (categorization according to pre-determined criteria). The criteria of analysis were the type of visuals, the presence of the title, the thematic focus and use of colour. The quality of visuals was evaluated using a scaling method according to predetermined evaluation criteria (e.g. relation to text, clarity, adequacy, expertise, etc.) based on the usability concept. Before the evaluation, a questionnaire was distributed to 18 experts; they were asked to comment on the importance of each criterion using a pair comparison method. These results were counted in the usability coefficient (uc), which expresses the usability of the given visual. A total of 90 visuals were evaluated. The results of the analysis showed that the photography has a key position in geography textbooks. On the contrary, the share of abstract and quantitative visuals is relatively low. The quality of visualization is primarily related to the publishing house tradi-tion and the level of education; in textbooks from older publishing houses, and in textbooks for older learners, visuals achieve higher quality (usability). There were no statis-tically significant differences between the observed types of visuals. The user assessment of the visuals in relation to the changes in the children´s conceptions was realized by didactic tests (geomorphology and hydrology tests). The research sample consisted of 434 respondents who completed tests without visuals and subsequently tests with high-quality and low-quality visuals. The results showed that rather than the complex concept of visualization quality (usability coefficient), the elements of the visuals (e.g. legend, placement of description, colour solution, print quality, etc.) have an influence on the character of the children´s conceptions and emergence of misconceptions.
Keywords: geography textbooks, visual, learning from visual, textbook analyses, geography education, children conception, misconception, usability, user assessment
Interconnection and cartographic visualization of disparate data files / Pavel Mlýnek / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Bachelor's Thesis / 2020 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The study describes a possible approach to create interconnection between genealogic and geographic datasets, primary in the ArcGIS software. The objectives of the study are looking for universal method of visualization, try to define a spatial attribute, that is common for both datasets and is also unique, and prove effects of social behaviour on the visualization. It also contains basic problematic aspects and required knowledge to develop a custom procedure of connecting data. The suggested method focuses on creating secundary attributes for categorization and data filtration of genealogic data in GIS environment, possible approach to design symbols and implementation of generalization to ModelBuilder process to prevent overlay of symbols. There is included several maps to provide ideas for future processing related types of datasets.
Keywords: interdisciplinary approach, spatial genealogy, GIS, symbology, visualization
Spatial manifestations and practices of the Roman Catholic Church in the Ústí Region / Vojtěch Jahn / Supervisor: Gustav Novotný †, Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2019 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: Ústecký Region is characterized by the fact, that it has one of the lowest values of religiosity according to census SLDB. This thesis deals with this issue, uses data on religiosity from the Czech Statistical Office and compares these data with the qualitative research that was made by the author of this thesis. The selected methods of the master´s thesis aim to clarify the characteristics of manifestations and practices of the Roman Catholic Church in the Ústecký Region. Communication partners for qualitative research were representatives of the Roman Catholic Church (priests) and believers (lay people). The conversation focused on the encounters of believers, the experience of faith, the relation to other beliefs, the activities of the Roman Catholic Church in the Ústecký Region, and the last part was devoted to the topic of secularization in this region. The thesis tries to compare quantitative and qualitative data. In order to achieve the objectives of the thesis, qualitative research was used mainly with the help of semi-structured interviews and subsequent analysis using the Grounded theory.
Keywords: Roman Catholic Church, Geography of religion, Institutionalized faith, Priests, Criticism of the secularization of theory, Places of faith, Secularization, Ústecký Region, Religious laymen, Faith
Influence of undergraduate specialization on student´s map skill level / Lukáš Macek / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Bachelor's Thesis / 2019 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This study aims to explore the impact of various factors on the level of map skills of undergraduate students. The examined factors are the type of university programme (academic focus), attendance of a specific university, gender and extracurricular activities including maps, such as orienteering and hiking. As a tool for collecting data it uses didactic testing, as a tool for comparing and analyzing data it uses statistical tests. As suggested by the title of the thesis, the expected dominant factor affecting map skills is the type of the university programme. The hypothesis is that students of geography-related areas excel in map skills due to the fact that they have identified their interest and talent of using maps in pre-university stages of education and this motivated them to chose a map-related academical degree, such as geography.
Keywords: map skill, reading map, didactic test, undergraduate education
Time-space aspects of perception of fear in the mental maps of the population in region of Děčín / Jan Jaroš / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2018 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This theses is focused on mapping fear in time and space in a selected locations in region of Děčín. The main aim of the research is localisation and evaluation of fear places in cooperation with MAS Labské skály. This work also compares objective characteristics of space with places of fear. The final aim is the evaluation of the role of time in these negatively affected places. In the first part of this work, the reader is introduced to basic terminology and two key concepts of human geography - a concept of fear and space. Followed by focusing on used methods and basic characteristics of the area of interest. The final chapters are introducing the results of mental mapping, general patterns of fear in space and the impact of time on the fear of responders.
Keywords: mental maps, perception, fear, time, criminality, Děčín region, MAS
Analysis Awareness of African And Czech Students About the Geography of the World / Renata Binková / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Bachelor's Thesis / 2018 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The aim of the bachelor thesis is to analyze and compare the awareness of African and Czech pupils of the 2nd grade of primary schools about the geography of the world. In the framework of its own empirical investigation, the author will make a reasonable pattern of mental maps from both groups of pupils, conduct a questionnaire survey and interviews with teachers of participating students. It is important that the author also focuses on the conditions (Czech and Zanzibar, respectively Tanzanian geography curriculum, school environment, available teaching aids and other materials, geography time grants, etc.) under which the maps were created and, where appropriate, the influence of the various factors on the acquired mental maps and the information of the pupils. Based on the follow-up synthesis of the findings, the author will try to assess the possibilities and measures to improve quality in the difficult conditions of African geography. The work will interconnect a number of sub-disciplines, whether it is field didactics, regional and social geography, cultural geography, cartography, or visual anthropology.
Keywords: comparison, mental map, curriculum, awareness, geography of the world
Geographical conditions for design of long-distance hiking trail through area of České středohoří Mo / Miroslav Duda / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2018 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The aim of this paper is to evaluate the potential of the landscape of the Bohemian Central Mountains for the leading of the long-distance hiking trail and then design the most suitable long-distance route. The first part assesses the natural and cultural conditions of the area and seeks all attractiveness suitable for tourism. The second part analyzes distant pedestrian routes in Czechia and abroad, looking for similarities and differences of these routes. Apart from the findings from the analysis of individual routes, the paper gets information from the opinions of respondents in the survey. Attractiveness is quantified according to objective and subjective factors and based on the data obtained, an optimal long-distance hiking route is proposed. It is presented in the form of maps and data files in the worksheets.
Keywords: long-distance hiking trail, tourism, Bohemian Central Mountains, route, trail
Perception of flood risk in mental maps of inhabitants of the Křešice municipality / Lenka Linhartová / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Bachelor's Thesis / 2017 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The aim of this work is to evaluate the perception of the flood risk of the inhabitants of Křešice with the help of mental maps, and try to determine the factors (age, place of residence, sex, etc.), which influence the perception of vulnerable and safe areas in relation to floods. The research was conducted using aggregated mental maps generated from a questionnaire survey conducted in another qualifying work. The bachelor thesis examines to what extent the inhabitants of the floods are affected by gender, age, place of residence or education.
Keywords: mental map, Křešice, perception, flood risk, perception map
Geographical analysis of RI and proposed measures for its improvement on the example of Teplice city / Lumír Kratochvíl / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2017 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The goal of the thesis is (1) to conduct comprehensive analysis of regional, respectively local identity of citizens of the statutory city Teplice. All these with considering territorial differentiation of regional identity and prospecting its correlation with various social phenomena on the background of cultural and historical development and current state of the city. (2) That propose possible suggestions for promoting regional identity of the citizens. The empirical part will be based on methods of sociological research (e.g. surveying image of the city based on symbols), use of mental maps of citizens from particular city districts (demarcation and evaluation of the territory), and basic analysis of historical sources, local press and promotional materials. Final comparison will be based on the results of the survey and socials characteristics of each district. Results of the analysis will be applied in the proposal of suggestions for promoting regional identity of citizens, which will be optimized through the interviews with representatives of the local administration.
Keywords: regional identity (RI), local identity, region, mental maps, Teplice
Geographical aspects of the urbanonymy on the example of Děčín / Martin Bartůněk / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Bachelor's Thesis / 2017 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The goal of this work is to focus on geographical aspects of place names, especially on spatial analysis of place names and systematized name giving in the case study of city Děčín. The thesis also evaluates the degree of regional identity (honour and orientation perspective) in the history and the present, and answered if in analyzed territory is loss semantic relationship between place names and the geographical area. We found which categories of place names have recently used, and created new names for future street. The result is also a thematic map of Děčín, showing the possibility of visualization place names in geographic information systems (GIS). Work together a number of subdisciplines (linguistics as toponymy, history or different geographic discipline - historical geography, cultural geography, cartography, geoinformatics).
Keywords: urbanonymy, local identity, local urbanonym-system, Děčín, visualization of urbanonyms, RÚIAN
Development of the area of Ústí University Campus and its functions and the reflection by local resi / Jan Kapoun / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Bachelor's Thesis / 2017 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The main objective of the work is to capture the historical development of UJEP campus since the beginning of the establishment of the hospital in 1884 until the present day, during which there was a fundamental change of the space function from the hospital environment to the UJEP university campus. The author also takes into account the prognosis of further developments, especially the other planned UJEP campus buildings. In addition, the author focuses on the reflection of these changes by local residents through questionnaire surveys, interviews and mental maps (eg replacing the hospital with a new CPTO building, comparison of the CPTO´s winning design with other proposals, changes in the range of different areas, presence of different social groups Visitors to the area, etc.). The continuity of changes with spatial views of the population will be monitored. Selected stages of space changes, including the reflection of the area by the inhabitants, will be captured in map outputs.
Keywords: mental map, space perception, UJEP campus, territory development
Strategy in the perception of space of differ.population groups in densely/sparsely populated areas / Anna Tkáčová / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2017 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The primary goal of this thesis is to find out how the individual creates his cognitive map of the known or, respectively, unknown environment, and what structures and landmarks they use in area. Other, secondary goals should be to find out which factors affect the strategy of human movement and how much it affects its environment. In the first phase, two different localities were selected (rural / urban environment). The next step was a field research which aimed to obtain a reasonable amount of interviews from people who moved in selected localities. The results from each locality will be evaluated and mentioned. The results from the field research and the electronic questionnaire will be compared and commented, and at the end of the work the results obtained from the field research will be summarized. Results of the research were used for formulation of suggestions how to improve the methodology and to point out problematic areas.
Keywords: strategy of space movement, orientation in space, perception of space, aggregated mental map, cognitive map
The concepts of regionalization of Europe in comparison with mental maps of individuals / Martin Roub / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Bachelor's Thesis / 2017 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The aim of this bachelor thesis is to comparison different theoretically defined concepts (political science, physical geography, socio-geographic, religious, economic, etc.) of the regionalization of Europe based on objectively given criteria with mental maps of individuals from selected European countries in which they plotted where is the region Central Europe, and with knowledge coming from school textbooks and atlases from the corresponding countries. The main aim of the bachelor thesis is to find out if there are some relationships between the partial outputs and describe them if necessary.
Keywords: region and regionalization, mental map, regional identity, Central Europe, space perception, textbooks and cartographic teaching aids
Economic-geographical Maps in School Atlases: Comparative Analysis and Proposal of Solution / Petr Trahorsch / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2016 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This thesis deals with the analyses (evaluation) of economic maps in the Czech and foreign school atlases of the world. Based on analysis was suggested map key for maps of mining mineral resources. In the evaluation of economic maps was found, that the quality of the Czech maps are growing. In compared to foreign maps was found, that Czech economic maps are characterized by high quality although the quality of the particular maps is vary considerably. The suitability of the newly proposed map key was tested on the primary school and on the secondary school. And then was compared newly suggested conception of map key with conception from publisher Kartografie Praha. Based on questionnaire survey and didactic test it was found that newly suggested cartographic signs are easily identifiable for elementary school students than signs of Kartografie Praha. Conversely, success rate of identification of newly suggested signs get worse at students of the secondary school. From interviews with teachers of geography showed that they find the current concept of the map key of the Kartografie Praha for unsuitable for their students. Associativity colours with mining mineral resources and type of the industry isn´t differ significantly between primary school and secondary school students.
Keywords: economic map, school atlas, evaluation of cartographic work, map key
Assessment of maps in Czech geographical journals / Veronika Bakešová / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2016 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This paper deals with the quality of maps in Czech geographical journals. The main aims of this paper are to introduce the methods used for evaluation of cartographical works and assess maps in five Czech geographical journals. In the first part is analysed research of sources about assessment of cartographical works, the empirical part deals with assessment of maps in Czech geographical journals by two different approaches. The first approach uses quantitative methods (criterial assessment), the second approach use qualitative methods (in-depth unstandardized interview with experts). Results of approaches are compared. Results agree in 37% of examined maps, in 36% agree partially and 27% results disagree. The research found that the best quality maps are in AUC Geographica journal, the lowest quality maps are in Moravian Geographical Reports journal. Finally, measures and reccommendations for authors of maps are introduced, which should help to improve the quality of maps in Czech geographical journals.
Keywords: Czech geographical journals, assessment of cartographical works, criterial assessment, quality of maps, interview
Map Key of Base Maps of the Czech Republic: Evaluation of the Current State and Proposal of Solution / Tomáš Durdil / Supervisor: Jan D. Bláha / Diploma Thesis / 2016 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The purpose of the thesis is the analysis of the current character key of the Base Maps of the Czech Republic produced by the State Administration of Land Surveying and Cadastre. In the first part, the basic terms, such as semiology of cartography and cartographic visual expressions, are explained. There is also a description of the history of the State Administration of Land Surveying and Cadastre and the benefit it has on the Czech cartography. Being given that the thesis focuses mainly on the Base maps of the Czech Republic, they are described in more details. The middle part of the text provides a comparison between the map key used by the State Administration of Land Surveying and Cadastre and other Czech map keys, including the one used by the Ministry of Defence. Furthermore, the map key of the State Administration of Land Surveying and Cadastre is compared with another ones from different european countries. These comparisons combined with the author´s own experience, serve as inspiration for a proposal of news signs and improvements of the existing signs. These are presented in the next chapter. The questionnaire construction, described in chapter 6, examine the suggested changes. Should the map key of the base maps be updated in the future, the thesis might serve as an inspiration for the State Administration of Land Surveying and Cadastre. It could be considered as an insight into the creation of maps and the comparison between the Czech and foreign map signs by other readers.
Keywords: The Base Map of the Czech Republic, map key, the State Administration of Land Surveying and Cadastre, map key analysis
Regional identity in mental maps of pupils at elementary school Úštěk / Jan Jaroš / Bachelor's Thesis / 2015 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The goal of this bachelor thesis is to evaluate the rate and extent of regional identity of pupils from the elementary school in Úštěk by using of mental maps and to attempt to determine factors (age, adress…), which have an influence for the pupil´s regional identity. The thesis also evaluates school educational programmes and textbooks used on the stated school in the relation to regional identity. In the next part there is an aggregated preferential map of pupils from the elementary school made out. The research was made by the use of questionnaires, in which pupils should plot their visions about Úštěk region. The result was, that pupils were aware of certain difference of their region. The only factor, which has an influence to the resulting form of the identity, is the pupil´s age. School educational programmes and textbooks focus on the past and on region´s landscape character. They don´t form the identity to the region via current habits and traditions. The final aggregated preferential maps indicate positive and negative evaluated space in Úštěk. In The preferential maps it is also evident, that pupils during the space evaluation, focus on individual space. All findings gained during the research, are reflected in the methodical list.
Keywords: mental map, regional identity, Úštěk, textbooks, school educational programmes, space perception
Religious objects in Rakovnicko as a part of cultural landscape and region / Miloš Moucha / Diploma Thesis / 2015 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The main topic of this thesis are religious objects in Rakovník District. The goal of this dissertation is comparison of these objects in three sub-areas, namely Jesenicko, Křivoklátsko and Poddžbánsko. The areas are compared according to the location, quantity, utilization or condition of objects. SWOT analysis, based on the results of this comparison, then evaluates both potential of these objects for creating the cultural area identity and their importance for cultural landscape of Rakovnicko. The comparison itself is preceded by definition of basic terms used in the dissertation, the characteristic of documented region and by the partial goal, which is putting together a catalogue of churches and chapels in Rakovnicko. The catalogue is part of the appendices. This dissertation also compares the real number of churches and chapels in documented region to the number of churches and chapels viewed in Zabaged and Geonames databases by Czech Land Survey and Register Office.
Keywords: religiosity, religious objects, regional identity, church, chapel
Perception of Space in Prague District Holešovice Through Mental Maps of Residents and Other Individ / Soňa Hofierková / Bachelor's Thesis / 2014 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This work deals with the change of a space perception depending on the relationship between that space and respondents. The main goal is to determine how the orientation of respondents is changed in an unfamiliar area in comparison with the familiar area. Secondary goal examines how these responses are changed according to this space. The introduction is focused on goals, working hypotheses and basic concept definitions which are related to an issue of mental maps. GIS tools are used to evaluate mental maps. The main part is devoted to a case study of Holešovice district, processing and interpretation of gained results. The final section summarises results and confirms or disproves hypotheses. The results are aggregated maps representing four different groups of respondents followed by possibilities of a practical use of that work.
Keywords: mental maps, perception of space, influence of the environment on residents
Use of mental maps of pupils in assessment of school atlases / Anna Tkáčová / Bachelor's Thesis / 2014 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: he primary goal of this thesis is the application of methodology and its evaluation of cartographic works by use of mental maps, published by Bláha and Hudeček, with their impact on school atlases of the world. In the first phase, there were selected three school atlases of the world from different publishing houses that were evaluated by pupils of primary schools and grammar schools. In the next step, there were selected schools and classes, where the research takes place. In the final phase, the mental maps were processed on the basis of their frequencies of plotted elements into the aggregated mental maps. According to the final assessment of pupils’ mental maps, it was found that the most useful user’s school atlas of the world is that one published by SHOCart, the second place belongs to the School Today’s World Atlas published by TERRA, and as the least useful user’s school atlas was evaluated the School Atlas of the World published by Kartografie Praha. Based on the results of the research were drawn up proposals to improve the methodology, and moreover, it was pointed out its problematic areas.
Keywords: mental map, aggregated mental map, school atlas, usability, assessment of cartographic works
Spatial analysis of traffic accident frequency in Pilsen region and methods of vizualisation / Lenka Holá / Diploma Thesis / 2014 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The goal of this thesis is to analyze , design and realize possibilities of visualization of dat of traffic accidents in Pilsen region using mapping techniques of thematic cartography. First partt of the thesis is focused on possibilities of methods classification, analysis the data of traffic accidents and obtainable sources. Second part of the thesis analyses the chosen data from the GIS processing point of view followed by visualization by suitable mapping techniques of thematic cartography. Maps are parts of this work.
Keywords: traffic accident rate, Pilsen region, methods of thematic cartography, Policie ČR, visualization of spatial data
Analysis of secondary and tertiary textbooks of cartography from the early 20th century / Eliška Kůtová / Bachelor's Thesis / 2014 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This bachelor thesis deal with analysis of Czech written secondary and tertiary textbooks of cartography, which were printed between 1874 and 2011. The aim of this bachelory thesis is find trends, developments and differences between textbooks of cartography.
Keywords: textbooks, cartography, time evolution of textbooks
View points of the tops of České středohoří mountains, their capture in CW and comparison with reali / Miroslav Duda / Bachelor's Thesis / 2013 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This bachelor thesis focuses on view point of České středohoří moutains. It monitors current market with tourist maps that compares each other and with reality, and discovers that do not always correspond to reality. The aim is to design upgrades to existing tourist maps, comparison of these maps with the fact, creating printed map with view points including the direction of their outlook and create interactive maps with photographic documentation of the individual peaks. P art of this work is three dimensional terrain model of the České středohoří mountains. Attention is given to the characters used for cartographic view points, their own evaluation and design of cartographic signs indicating the possibility of their compressibility. Data are obtained from maps and collected in the terrain. Author used mapping software ArcGIS.
Keywords: Czech Central Mountains, České středohoří moutain, cartographic symbol, map symbol, view point, lookout, lookout tower, map, tourist map
General Methodology for Creation of Geoinformatic System of Faculty: Interactive Plan of Buildings o / Antonín Bačo / Diploma Thesis / 2012 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The main aim of this thesis is to establish the general methodology for creation of geoinformatic system of the faculty, using the example of an interactive plan of selected buildings of the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. The result of the theoretical part of this project is the proposal of the framework methodology consisting of conception, construction, implementation and operation stages. These stages are then described in further detail and supplemented with important questions that should be solved by a designer in particular phase of the project. The theoretical part is followed by the practical part in which the discovered facts are verified during the creation of geoinformatic system of faculty realized using interactive plans. Gradually, a test version of the application was formed and then tested by questionnaire survey by students and employees of the faculty. Based on user´s requirements final version of the interactive plan has been created so that it could be later put into common operation. The secondary aim of this work is the indication of the possibility of using 3D modeling in the creation of interactive plans and comparison of this procedure with the traditional two-dimensional one. The output of this section is a 3D model of the building of Dean´s Office of The Faculty of Science UK, available on the web.
Keywords: GIS creation, faculty, interactive plan, 3D modeling
Comparison of automatic and manual classification on the example of chosen anthropogenic surfaces / Miroslav Hora / Diploma Thesis / 2012 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The thesis is focused on a semi-automatic classification based on the software eCognition Developer. This software should facilitate the creation of maps. A person does not perform vectorization and interpretation of each object in orthorectified image from remote sensing, but for the classes of given objects creates classification base. The classification is based on these bases. The main goal of this thesis was to create a classification bases for a class of red roofs, asphalt roads and water tanks (or ponds) on satellite images QuickBird, Ikonos and Orthophoto CR. The LiDAR data analysis showed the importance of edge detection for segmentation, but the data itself will be available until 2015. The LiDAR data therefore been replaced by the Canny edge detector. The used methods were the image enhacement (Pansharpening, Principal Component Analysis - PCA, Canny edge detector), multiresolution segmentation, fuzzy classification, CART analysis (Classification and Regression Trees) and assess the accuracy of classification (Kappa coefficient). The proposed classification bases showed high accuracy in comparation with manual classification of the given classes, but only if they have been properly defined spectral features marked by CART method.
Keywords: QuickBird, Ikonos, Ortofoto ČR, LiDAR, Canny edge detector, Classification and Regression Trees, Multiresolution segmentation, Kappa coefficient
Distortion of Interpretation of Data Provided by Cartographic Work / Daniel Redek / Diploma Thesis / 2012 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This thesis deals with the misinterpretation of cartographic works. The first part deals primarily about the map user and his contribution to the correct or incorrect reading of cartographic information. Subsequently, the thesis engages in distortion resulting from the construction of the map. As part of this chapter attention is paid to the reasons that motivate the map author to deliberate distortion of information provided by cartographic work. In the third part, there are examined cartographic means of expression and ways in which they can contribute to an inaccurate reading of the map. The last part of the thesis pays attention to errors in the compositional elements of the map. The practical part of the thesis is formed by concrete examples of maps that document the possibility of distortion of the interpretation of the data provided by the cartographic work.
Keywords: cartography, cartographic work, map, interpretation, distortion of data, map user, map making
ASSESSMENTS OF MENTAL MAPS IN GIS / Martina Kynčlová / Supervisor: Tomáš Hudeček, PhD / Diploma Thesis / 2010 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This work deals with the possibilities of assessments of mental maps using GIS tools. The main goal is to create a collection of methods to evaluate positioning and relative accuracy of mental maps. The method principles are based on methods of GIS. The emphasis is on maximum versatility and automation the assessment procedure. For all proposed methods there are further discussed the advantages and disadvantages. First part of this work deals with the theme of mental maps, followed by a brief introduction to GIS and their use in the field mental maps. The main part is devoted to the description and practical examples of evaluation methods. At the conclusion there is a discussion of the proposed methods and the appropriateness of use GIS at this issue in general. This work was created under the project No. 26609 called "Mental Maps: Object and Device for Assessment" supported by the Grant Agency of Charles University.
Keywords: mental maps, GIS, assessments of accuracy
Cultural aspects of cartographic creation (INPUT study) / Jan D. Bláha / Supervisor: Martin Soukup, PhD / Bachelor's Thesis / 2010 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This work is an input study to the interdisciplinary issue of cultural aspects of cartographic creation. Its aim is to search among sources of information and literature across disciplines, which relate to this issue. It includes the theoretical introduction devoted to content map, map stylistics and map language, in which maps show the greatest cultural differences. The analogy between map and classical language (linguistic anthropology) and the analogy between early maps and maps of primitive culture are described. In addition to language environment, experience and society in which man lives are mentioned as the determinants of the human spatial perception and other categories related to map creation. The methodical part of the work examines in detail cognitive maps, resp. mental maps of map users and map makers as part of cross-culture research. These maps can be used to detect the cultural particularities of cartographic creation. In its conclusion the work suggests further course of study and other benefits for theory of culture and cartography.
Keywords: cross-culture research, cognitive maps, cartographic creation, map stylistics, cultural specificities of artifacts
CARTOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF TEACHING REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY / Jan Hátle / Supervisor: Tomáš Hudeček, PhD / Diploma Thesis / 2010 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The goal of this thesis is to analyse the role of the teacher in teaching regional geography at school using cartographic tools – mental and teaching maps. Suitable class of elementary school was chosen at first and then the research was taken. The pupils had to draw their mental maps of chosen continent and complete the questionnaire. That served as a source of possible data influence or distortion in drawen maps. Then the mental and teaching maps were compared and was evaluated the role of the teacher. The important part of this thesis is the discussion of reached results.
Keywords: pupils‘ mental maps, regional geography, teaching
Analysis of contents of teaching maps of czech geography textbooks and school atlases / Michaela Šákrová / Supervisor: Tomáš Hudeček, PhD / Bachelor's Thesis / 2010 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The aim of this thesis is to define the method of calculating the content of maps and apply it to selected teaching maps and atlas maps. The first part tells something about the current state of the issue. Methodology is the second part in which maps are presented and the calculation of content and charge maps. In the chapter results are commented the contents of individual maps and the comparisons and evaluations are made. The finaly methodology can be helpfull for further analysis of maps.
Keywords: teaching map, school atlas, content of map
Using Visualizing Methods of Cartography Applied to Data of Leisure Organisations / Marek Rucki / Bachelor's Thesis / 2010 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: Hlavním cílem bakalářské práce je zjistit a prakticky ukázat možnosti využití vizualizačních metod kartografie nad daty, která je možno získat buď přímo v rámci činnosti volnočasových organizací (záznamové knihy, kroniky, deníky, fotodokumentace, časopisy apod.), nebo v rámci různých databází (registrace členů organizace, klubovny, tábořiště atd.) udržovaných volnočasovými organizacemi. Zájmovou organizací je vzhledem k počtu členů a geografickému rozšíření hnutí JUNÁK – svaz skautů a skautek ČR působící v Česku.
Keywords: maps, cartography, methods of visualisation
Conception of the Atlas of East Slavic Peoples / Dzmitry Kozhukh / Bachelor's Thesis / 2010 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The main aim of this work is to create a conception of an atlas of East Slavic peoples. In the beginning, the author´s motivation for creating such an atlas is explained. Following this is a discussion of the structure of the atlas and the specific cartographic methods used to portray the content of the thematic maps in this work. In this section, new procedures that may be useful in the creation of thematic maps, are also mentioned. The next section of this work deals with the transliteration of the Eastern Slavic Cyrillic alphabets into Latin. Here are discussed the main transliteration systems as well as the preposition of one generalized transliteration system for all the languages at hand. In the next section of this work the format of the atlas itself is discussed. Following this is a discussion of the problems that arose during the course of making the atlas. The ways one would go about to publish such an atlas are also mentioned. Finally the conclusion summarizes the work. An atlas dummy is attached to this work.
Keywords: thematic atlas, Eastern Slavic, cultural geography, transliteration, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine
Use of mental maps of users in assessment of cartographic works / Kateřina Novotná / Bachelor's Thesis / 2010 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The aim of this thesis is to propose and practical apply the alternative methodics of assessment of cartographic works. The thesis is processed in the terms of project of Grant Agency of the Charles University Mental Maps: subject and means for assessment. The adjoining aim of this study is then to test which of the assessed tourist maps is the most user friendly. As the method for data acquiring the questionnaire investigation methodology has been chosen. The basic for the assessment of cartographic works are in the case of this study of mental maps of lynch type. Theoretical part is devoted to Mental and Cognitive Maps as well as to the ways of cartographic works assessment. Space is also devoted to the methodology of assessment cartographic works itself. There has been defined the subject of assessment together with the statement of hypotheses and the aims of thesis. Practical application of the proposal methodology and assessment the results has been composed from several parts. First the tourist maps have been assessed by the expert himself. Afterwords another assessment has started with the use of mental maps. This assessment has been composed of the phase of preparation where the questionnaire itself was being created. Then it was harmonized with the help of the pilot investigation and with the experts for cognitive psychology consultation. After the questionnaire harmonization the data collection started. Thus acquired data have been worked into so called aggregated mental maps which were furthermore assessed. Assessment of the obtained result were found that the maps of Kartografie Praha /Cartography Prague/ are the most user friendly, followed by the tourist maps of SHOCart and then the tourist maps of the Czech Tourist Club have been stated as the least effective maps for users. These results were then further compared with the results of the expert assessment and other research works which were interested in that particular subjects. In conclusion the recommendations with the proposals for improvements have been worked out and the most problematical subjects have been described.
Keywords: mental map, assessment of cartographic works, tourist map, aggregated mental map, survey, user-friendliness
Representation of time in cartographic works on the example of maps of historical battles / Lukáš Vít / Diploma Thesis / 2010 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This study contains an in-depth analysis of possible graphical presentation of the fourth cartographic dimension (time) and utilizes the acquired findings in prototypical animated maps of historical battles. The initial chapter reflects cartography in general, later, the area of animated maps is in focus. The first part of the text is dedicated to the connection of cartography and time. Practical means of time representation are described. Further, a recommended general pattern is specified for design and development of time legend, so that time presentation suits the nature of the depicted theme. Consecutively, this general pattern is applied to a set of pieces of cartographical work depicting (historical) battles. The tangible result of this work is an interactive cartographic animation presenting the battle of Gettysburg and preceding events.
Keywords: time, cartography, temporal legend, animated map, battle
Cartographic representation of the development of pupils´ ideas about spatial layout and geography o / Tereza Pastuchová / Bachelor's Thesis / 2010 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The aim of this study is to analyze the ideas of students of various ages and residence about spatial layout and geography of the Czech Republic. The output is mainly maps that provide visual comparison of these concepts. The method of research is the survey which was carried out on four Czech schools. The beginning of the paper is devoted to the theory of mental maps, specification of hypotheses and the administration of the questionnaire. The analysis of the data is then divided into three parts. The main task of the first part involves the creation of so-called aggregate mental maps of a map of the Czechia (for each school separately). The second part examines the positioning accuracy of Prague on these maps. The last part of the research is to analyze preferences of students for their permanent housing. The conclusion of the study includes a summary evaluation of the results and provides suggestions for further research and possible use of this study.
Keywords: mental maps of Czechia, aggregation, localization, preferences, survey
Cartographic works for children and youth: state of art and possibilities of GIS utilization / Marta Škardová / Bachelor's Thesis / 2010 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The aim of this paper is to present cartographic works for children and youth. The main object is the introduction to the problems of cartographic production for children and youth and the execution of value analysis in terms of cartography. The analysis focuses on the use of mapping language – character key and means of expresion, in this part is an efort to answer the question whether the cartographic works for children and youth are the real maps or rather an illustration. The assesment of selected product by their users – children continue the analasis. Another aim is to compare traditional methods of creating those works with the possibilities of modern computer cartography, three ways of making are demonstrated - by hand, using a graphic application and using cartographic application. Then the paper tries to assess the use of geographic and cartographic knowledge in products for children and youth, in this question the paper use knowledges gained in consultation with author from practise.
Keywords: cartographic works for children and youth, character key, illustration, map assessment, graphic program
Artistic styles and techniques in cartographic products for public / Antonín Bačo / Bachelor's Thesis / 2009 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The primary aim of the work is the analysis of carthographic products, that within means of expression use selected artictic styles and techniques. The purpose of this analysis is to examine the rate in which the art is potentialy used in modern cartography. In the next part there are outlined the possibilities of the application of artistic techniques in cartographic production with a help of classification of a few chosen works based on different criteria. There is the qestion if it is possible to use these processes practicaly. The answer gives the consultation with the creators of such products and then the production of the own works made by four different ways – handmade, with a help of graphic software, GIS software, and the application Autodesk Impression. This application is in nowadays used especially in architecture for artistic interpretation of engineering drawings. One of the aims of this work is also to indicate the potential of this software in cartographic production. The task of the own production is to show the benefits and limitations, connected with particular processes. The work should be conceived as a brief enumeration of the possibilities that offers the connection of car tography and art and that can lead to higher aesthetic value of cartographic outputs.
Keywords: artistic techniques, artistic styles, art, cartography, Autodesk Impression
Interactive panoramatic map of Jizerska 50 race in 2009 / Filip Skalický / Bachelor's Thesis / 2009 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The aim of the project is to create an interactive map of the Jizerska 50 race and its publication on the Internet. The work deals with the question of creation of perspective maps and digital creation, with the possibility of placing on the Internet. The primary issue is the choice of the appropriate method for presentation of digital cartographic work on the Internet. In the context of the work are outlined the possibilities of individual methods and their suitability for further processing. The content of the work are examples of the development of interactive Web applications using the two development platforms and the created target application presenting the mentioned ski race.
Keywords: digital model, GIS, interactive map, perspective map, web application
Map key evolution in railroad map in Czech Republic / Petr Alexi / Bachelor's Thesis / 2009 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: Aim of the work is detailed analyse of map key evolution in railroad maps in the Czech Republic in old and contemporary maps and plans. First purpose of this analyse is creation classification of all maps according to the period of origin, content and purpose. Next purpose this analyse is gain basis for creation enumeration and classification of properties of railway, which can be in map expressed. Counsel with specialists would help with that. Another topic is juxtaposition expression railroad topographic maps in our country and abroad and on base of previous results involves evolution of map key from beginning of railroad to nowadays. Then in practical part try to create proposal acceptable expression of railroad in topographic and thematic maps with help of programmes GIS, OCAD, CorelDRAW, Photoshop and with piece of knowledge cartographic semiology and with methods of cartographic locution. Work would have been comprehended more likely as fact exploration and classification and in practical part point, that knowledge of cartographic rules may help to create maps with higher quality.
Keywords: map key, railroad map, associative, line, evolution, classification
Plans of Prague: State of Art and Concept of Thematic Map Key / Jan Major / Bachelor's Thesis / 2009 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The aim of this thesis is to propose a thematic map key for the plan of Prague and to apply it on a given sample. An analysis of the current state of map keys is brought up in the first part of this thesis. These map keys are commonly used by cartographic map publishers in the Czech Republic. Furthermore, the work focuses on description of a complex character key of city plan as well as on possibilities of ArcGIS 9.x and OCAD programs during the creation of the map key. The next part deals with an evaluation of these two programs in terms of urban planning. Each program is evaluated in terms of several criteria. Then on the basis of these criteria one of the programs is chosen to be used for the creation of appropriate plans of cities. The evaluation of both programs comes out together with the cartographic piece of work as the results of this thesis. The proposed map key is then applied to this piece of work.
Keywords: map key, plan of Prague, evaluation, ArcGIS 9.x, OCAD
Analysis of Mental Maps of Orienteering / Martina Kynčlová / Supervisor: Mgr. Tomáš Hudeček / Bachelor's Thesis / 2008 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This work is based on so called mental maps, which are created virtually in a runner’s mind during an orienteering competition. The main task is to analyse various types of orienteering maps (terrains) and how they are recorded in the mind by different age and skill categories of orienteers. The theoretical part describes the idea of mental maps in general and also recent cartographic methods used in the production of orienteering maps. The main chapter deals with the survey and analysis of a collection of mental maps, which were obtained by questionnaire examination. At the end of this work the results are discussed together with the possibilities of the results being used as the basis for future research.
Keywords: mental map, orienteering map, questionnaire examination
Rocks Representation in Digital Cartography and GIS / Jakub Lysák / Diploma Thesis / 2008 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This thesis deals with possibilities of rock representations in means of digital cartography mainly in large- and middle-scaled topographical maps. The field is seen from theoretical problems related to rock representation, several ways of information acquiring about rocks are discussed and point of view of the classical cartography is mentioned. There are described and evaluated several methods used in the digital cartography in contemporary maps and their relation to available geographical data sets in the thesis. On the basis of them is designed own methodology for representation of rock formations, based on their ground area and terrain edges. Emphasis is put on possible automation using detailed digital terrain model. The work also includes hypsographical map of the rock terrain created using the methodology.
Keywords: visualization of hypsography, cliff drawing, rock formations, digital cartography
Making of digital dynamic panoramic maps / Filip Hájek / Bachelor's Thesis / 2008 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: This final examine work deals with the problematic of digital dynamic panoramic maps. Several static panoramic maps and video sequences of the area have been developed, as a result of gained experience about that issue. Results supposed to be used in documentary about the river Doubrava. This work also shows the ways of possible usage of visualization in digital cartography nowadays. Final application has been mostly made with ArcGIS 9.2 software, there has also been used Google SketchUp 6 and Pinnacle Studio 10 application. Another task of work should reveal, if the geoinformatic software and computer’s applications in general, do not make up to many boundaries for cartographer’s creativity of making of panoramic maps, because of less software tools options of computer applications.
Keywords: panoramic map, digital terrain model, 3D visualization, TIN, interpolation, GIS, animation
Plans of cemeteries - current state and possibilities of GIS utilization / Lukáš Vít / Bachelor's Thesis / 2008 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: In the study, the reader familiarises the issues ofcemetery map and plan imagery. In the theory part, a chapter is dedicated solely to fi.meral service as a human activity in general, outlining also the legal framework. Furthermore, the reader is informed on various practical means of carthographic depicton of a burial area. In the practical part of the study, the reader gets a step by step walkthrough on burial place carthographic imagery creation process resulting in the set of thematic plans of the Vinohradcemetery in Praha (Prague) in analogue form. The process includes a design of basic geo-database with some real data fill-up, field survey measures, symbol code formulation plus final pre-press product adjustment.
Keywords: cemetery plan, funeral registry, geo-database, themetic map, pre-press
Analysis of the sci-fi and fantasy worlds maps and the possibilities of using cartography in their p / Jakub Hrubý / Bachelor's Thesis / 2007 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: The object of the thesis is to present maps of fictional, constructed worlds, that are the settings for the fantasy and science-fiction genre. The main object is an analysis of these maps in the terms of the modern cartography. A comparison of the fantasy maps and the ancient cartographic production is also a part of the analysis, which decides whether the fantasy map is only an illustration rather than real map. The answer of the question is not explicit, but it is enough to make an attitude about fantasy maps, which is necessary to make a decision during the making of the map. The object of the second part of the thesis is the process of making fantasy map. The three ways of making are being compared – hand making, using a graphic application and using a special cartographic application. The result of the process are three different maps of the same part of a fictional area. The thesis opens and presents a subject, which the modern cartographer could enforce himself in.
Keywords: fantasy, sci-fi, map, symbol clue, illustration, graphic software
Assessment of Tourist Maps in the Czech Market from the Aesthetical and User Helpfulness Point of Vi / Lucie Hrstková / Bachelor's Thesis / 2007 / Complete Thesis
Abstract:: Bachelor thesis focuses on the aesthetic evaluation function of currently creation of tourist and cyklotourist maps by qualitative and quantitative criteria. At the beginning of the thesis is focused on the theoretical perspective on the issue, in particular on introduction to the aesthetics and theory of evaluation. Followed by the design methodology and evaluation procedure. Quantification assessment is achieved using a number of sub-evaluation criteria. The result is a percentage level of compliance observed properties of the work. In conclusion, the knowledge is applied in the evaluation of six tourist maps by Geodézie ČS, Geodezie On-Line, Kartografie Praha, SHOCart, Žaket and Klub českých turistů (maps of Czech Tourist Club). An important part of the assessment is a survey among the users. / The results were published: http://www.jackdaniel.cz/publikace/10