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Summary of No. 1/2014

 

BORTL, Dušan. Looking Back on the Action of Geospatial Military Specialists in the Province Reconstruction Team (PRT) Logar, Afghanistan. Vojenský geografický obzor, 57, 2014, no. 1, p. 4–8.

This article summarizes the effort of members of the Geographic Service of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic in framework of international mission NATO ISAF PRT Logar in Afghanistan within five years of their deployment. The Article describes the pros and cons of Portable Means of Geographic Support SOUMOP(O) which was used by members of the Geographic Service. This paper also briefly depicts tasks of direct geographic support which were fulfilled in the area of deployment.

 

JANUS, Petr. Accuracy of the Military Receiver GPS PPS DAGR. Vojenský geografický obzor, 57, 2014, no. 1, p. 9–14.

The article discusses the results of testing the accuracy of the receiver GPS PPS DAGR in different conditions. There were tested autonomous measurement methods using SPS and PPS services and WAGE method in these locations: open terrain, open mixed forest, thick mixed forest and urban area.

 

STRÁNSKÝ, Jan. The Earth´s Magnetic Field and its Use for the Determination of the Orientation Directions. Vojenský geografický obzor, 57, 2014, no. 1, p. 15–21.

The article is devoted to the explanation of the characteristic of the Earth´s magnetic field and its use for the navigation. The analysis of the World Magnetic Model complements the introductory theoretic part of the article. The results of the analysis are applied to the practical needs of specialists who use electronic magnetic devices.

 

DUŠÁTKO, Drahomír. Spanish Geodesy and Map Production – Development Overview. Vojenský geografický obzor, 57, 2014, no. 1, p. 23–37.

The article deals with the beginning, development, the most important personalities and technical-technologic development of the Spanish geodesy and map production. Further some historic map products and technical thesis are presented. In conclusion the author briefly informs about the cooperation between Czech and Spanish military geographic services.