Course: Military Geography and Topography

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Course title Military Geography and Topography
Course code KGG/VOGET
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Jurek Martin, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course is aimed at the following topics: - major terrain features (interpretation, classification and assessment); - task of military geography, influence on military operations, geographic support; - physical geography - assessment of geology and soils, hydrography, vegetation, climatology and relief terrain; - socioeconomic geography - assessment of populations, urbanization, lines of communication, industry and agriculture; - coordinate systems, map projections; - measure on maps, determine the location of a specific point or area, calculate distance, measure a bearing, determine size of an area, visualize a specific area; - classification of maps and atlases, content of a map; - map generalization, definition, purpose, methods; - scope of geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing in military geography; - principle of target coordinates acquisition. Tutorials are aimed at reading the maps and demonstration of a process acquisition of a target.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Attendace - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 30 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Course of military geography and topography is focused in the knowledge of terrain (interpretation, visualization) and general theory of cartography.
Recall basic terms and concepts of military geography and topography.
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam, Seminar Work

Knowledge within the range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • Daniš, M., Hájek, M., Hojovec, V., & Veverka, B. (1987). Kartografie. Praha: Geodetický a kartografický podnik.
  • Lauermann, L., Rybanský, M. (2002). Vojenská geografie. Praha, MO ČR.
  • Murdych, Z., & Novák, V. (1988). Kartografie a topografie. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství.
  • Srnka, E. (1986). Matematická kartografie. Vojenská akademie Antonína Zápotockého, 302s., 1. vydání.
  • Talhofer, V. a kol. (2008). Vojenská topografie. Univerzita obrany Brno.
  • Veverka, B. (2004). Topografická a tematická kartografie 10. Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
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