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Summary of No. 2/2015

Military Geographic Review


WILDMANN, Radek. Strategy of the Infrastructure for the Spatial Information in the Czech Republic up to 2020 Development.Vojenský geografický obzor,vol. 58,2015,no.2, p. 4–8.

The Strategy of the Infrastructure for the Spatial Information in the Czech Republic up to 2020 Development (Strategy) and the Action Plan for the Strategy approval represents a key milestone of the Spatial Data Infrastructure development in the Czech Republic. It defines strategic framework for spatial information field as an integral component of the Czech eGovernment. Strategy has been worked out under the Ministry of Interior coordination, in close collaboration with the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre and other key ministries in spatial information field including the Ministry of Defence.

BĚLKA, Luboš. TREx – a New Multinational Project of the Elevation Data Production. Vojenský geografický obzor, vol. 58, 2015, no. 2, p. 9–11.

The paper deals with a multinational project of the new world-wide elevation model making. Spaceborne radar interferometry has been applied as a main data capture method. Participants will, in the next ten years, process / clean the data to get the final product – digital surface model of approximately 12 m spatial resolution. A fair credit system will ensure that each participant will get an appropriate portion of the model equivalent to its involvement. Basic organizational principles, parameters of the final product, and a workflow, are described in the paper.

VRCHOTA, Josef. Providing the Aviate Meteorological Services by the Military Geographic and Hydrometeorologic Office. Vojenský geografický obzor, vol. 58, 2015, no. 2, p. 12–14.

The article describes the systemic change of the structure and also the change of the system for providing viable meteorological services. The services have been since the 1st December 2013 under the command of the Military Geographic and Hydrometeorologic Office and its subordinated Department of the Aviation Meteorology. The direct aviation meteorological services are provided mainly to the Czech Air Force at the Air Force bases by staff which covers 24/7 service.

STEHLÍK, Petr. New Digital Technologies in the military Polygraphy. Vojenský geografický obzor, vol. 58, 2015, no. 2, p. 15–17.

The scope of this article is to describe the development of the polygraphy in the Czech Armed Forces. It contains a list of new purchased modern machines. The article informs readers about basic specifications of these machines and introduces their advantages in comparison with an obsolete technology.

MAŠLAŇOVÁ, Jitka; ŠKOP, Jan. Rapid Geographic Information. Vojenský geografický obzor, vol. 58, 2015, no. 2, p. 18–21.

The article provides readers with basic information about the Rapid Geographic Information, a well-tested product made by the Geographic Service of the Czech Armed Forces. It briefly describes the development history of the product, from the early editions until the present form, and moreover, it presents a picture of its potential future.

SLÁDEK, David. Practical training of students of the Military Geography and Meteorology Department, University of Defence. Vojenský geografický obzor, vol. 58, 2015, no. 2, p. 22–23.

The article deals with a practical training of the 3rd year students of the bachelor degree program at the University of Defence, the Military Geography and Meteorology Department. The author describes the training which took place in February and April 2015. The first part of the training (in February) was devoted to the field survey for the purposes of a temporary bridge construction in the area of Tyn nad Vltavou – Hnevkovice. The second part of the training (in April) took place in Brno and was partly connected with the previous part. The results of the field survey were processed and a topographic map at scale 1 : 10 000 and a digital elevation model were created using ArcGIS 10.2.1. A significant portion of the April training was represented by the shift work of students at the Department meteorological station and the TACMET tactical observation system where students could apply their knowledge of meteorology. The shift comprised with a continuous observation of the significant meteorological phenomena and a coding of basic meteorological reports like SYNOP and METAR.


February 16, 2016