Introduction to cartography and remote sensing

The course aims to introduce the students (first year of Bachelor Degree) in basic cartography, principles of the topographic maps construction, different scales, symbols on the map and its frame, topographic projections. The main topic will be practical exercises for analyzing the relief, drainage systems, recognizing areas with specific lithology (f. e. big magmatic bodies, volcanic cones, sedimentary terrains, geological structures), interpretation of satellite images and DEM etc. The exercises stress on practical skill and abilities like preparing of topographic profile, morphometric analysis, geological compass and GPS application on the field, introduction in analyzing geological maps and principles of geological mapping.