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5705.2 - Theoretical Foundations of Study of Cartography

Wednesday, July 5
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: Virginia C

Cartography and geoinformatics are technical-based fields which deal with modelling and visualization of landscape in the form of a map. The theoretical foundation is necessary to obtain during study of cartography and geoinformatics based mainly on mathematics. For the given subjects, mathematics is necessary for understanding of many procedures that are connected to modelling of the Earth as a celestial body, to ways of its projection into a plane, to methods and procedures of modelling of landscape and phenomena in society and visualization of these models in the form of electronic as well as classic paper maps. Not only general mathematics, but also its extension of differential geometry of curves and surfaces, ways of approximation of lines and surfaces of functional surfaces, mathematical statistics and multi-criterial analyses seem to be suitable and necessary. Underestimation of the significance of mathematical education in cartography and geoinformatics is inappropriate and lowers competence of cartographers and professionals in geographic information science and technology to solve problems.

Vaclav Talhofer

University teacher
University of Defence

Study branche of Geodesy and Cartography, graduated in 1978, Ph.D. study 1980-1983, Associative Prof., university teacher since 1980,.responsibility for cartography and geoinformatics education at the University of Defence, Brno, CZ. Research branches - cartography, GIS, military application of geoinformatics. Present projects are oriented on modelling of cross-country movement.


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Sarka Hoskova-Mayerova

Associative Prof.
University of Defence

She is a teacher of mathematics on University of Defence. She participated on projects focused on geo-data quality within teachers responsible for cartography and geoinformatics at the University of Defence.


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Terje Midtbø

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Terje Midtbø is Professor in Cartography at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. There he is involved in education and research within GIS and Cartography. Hie research interests are in the direction of Cartographic animations, Web Cartography, Web experiments, Maps in VR etc.


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