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Surveying Fundamentals

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Course Unit Code544-0001/05
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
SLA40doc. Ing. Dana Vrublová, Ph.D.
STA73prof. Ing. Hana Staňková, Ph.D.
NOV83Ing. Miroslav Novosad, Ph.D.
DAN155Ing. Rostislav Dandoš, Ph.D.
As a preliminary issue addressed the shape and size of the Earth and its replacement of the reference surface (geoid, spheroid, general and reference ellipsoid). Subsequently, students are familiar with the basics of geodesy CR (position and heigh) and the related coordinate and elevation systems used in the CR, including the current spatial systems (WGS-84, ETRS89). Important parts are dealt coordinate calculations, which are among the primary foundations of the course Geodesy.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Present basic methods of calculating the point location in planar coordinate systems and geodetic bases of Czech Republic.
Course Contents
1st Surveying as a science of the shape and size of the Earth and the methods of detection of its shape. Mapping the surface - in a landscape orientation, land taxes (land). Surveying Division - geodesy, surveying lower, engineering.
2nd Introduction to Cartography - History of mapping the distribution maps according to various criteria, content maps,
3rd Illustration of Earth. Reference surfaces. Default datum reference surface for topographic coordinate systems.
4rd The principles of plane trigonometry - the influence of toe tížnic, differences in sizes, different heights, the differences in surfaces
5th Binding Systems Reference systems in the Czech Republic (Government Decree No 430/2006 Coll.), State map series
6th Republic Geodetic Control - classification, characterization, stabilization and signalization of points and their history
7th Republic Geodetic elevation - classification, characterization,stabilization and signalization of points and their history
8th Coordinate calculations - Bearing, calculating the length, intersection ahead
9th Coordinate calculations - resection: Collins, Cassini, Burckhardt
10th Combination Methods - traverse - distribution, calculation
11th Combined methods - Hansen's role
12th Triangular string, inaccessible distance calculation, transformation of coordinates
13th Coordinate calculations in surveying network

1st Classification Map
2nd Conversion of units used in geodesy
3rd Calculation of the bearing and the distance between two points
4th Calculation of the intersection ahead
5th Calculation of resection
6th Traverse
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
WHYTE, W.; PAUL R.: Basic Surveying, 4 th. edition, Butterworth - Heinemann, Oxford, 1997

ČERNOTA, Pavel, Hana STAŇKOVÁ, Rostislav DANDOŠ, Petr JADVIŠČOK, Jiří POSPÍŠIL a Jakub KOSTELECKÝ. Geodézie 1. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita, 2019. ISBN 978-80-248-4260-8.
HÁNEK, Pavel. Stavební geodézie. Praha: Nakladatelství ČVUT, 2007, 133 s. ISBN 978-80-01-03707-2.
STAŇKOVÁ, Hana a Pavel ČERNOTA. A principle of forming and developing geodetic bases in the Czech Republic. Geodesy and Cartography. 2010, 36(3), 103-112. DOI: 10.3846/gc.2010.17. ISSN 2029-6991. Dostupné také z:
WHYTE, W.; PAUL R.: Basic Surveying, 4 th. edition, Butterworth - Heinemann, Oxford, 1997
Recommended Reading:
WHYTE, W.; PAUL R.: Basic Surveying, 4 th. edition, Butterworth - Heinemann, Oxford, 1997
ROY, S. K.: Fundamentals of Surveying, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., 2004
RATIBORSKÝ, Jan. Geodézie 10. 2. vyd. Praha: Česká technika - nakladatelství ČVUT, 2000, 234 s. ISBN 978-80-01-03332-6.
VITÁSEK, J. NEVOSÁD, Z.: Geodézie I., skripta VUT Brno 1999
DORDOVÁ, Hana. Cvičení z geodézie pro stavební obory. Brno: CERM, 2001. Učební texty vysokých škol. ISBN 80-214-1864-8.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Terrain work
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit33 17
        ExaminationExamination67 (67)34
                Ústní zkouškaOral examination34 17
                Písemná zkouškaWritten examination33 17