Summary of No. 2/2009

HUBÁČEK, Martin. Using of MGCP Database for a Lógar Terrain Database Creation. Vojenský geografický obzor. 2009, No. 2, p. 4–9.

The paper describes using of MGCP database for creating of Lógar terrain databases for simulators in Czech Armed Forces. Attention is paid to ways to complement the original data by using satellite imagery. In the final part there is information on the use of LOGAR database and its acceptance by simulators users.

SKLADOWSKI, Jiří. Geodetic Support Development of During Natural Disasters in 1997–2009. Vojenský geografický obzor. 2009, No. 2, p. 10–17.

The inhabitants of the Czech Republic had to face the damaging fl ood power capability during last thirteen years. As the ability of society to deal with such catastrophes has developed, the geodetic support for the disaster recovery has developed, too. The article describes the geodetic support of non-permanent bridges construction.

OVČARIK, Luděk. The Second Edition of Topographic Maps Processed in Accordance with NATO Standards. Vojenský geografický obzor. 2009, No. 2, p. 18–20.

In the year 2006 the Geographic Service of the Czech Armed Forces completed the processing of the fi rst edition of topographic maps from the territory of the Czech Republic in accordance with NATO standards. The second edition of these maps is processed in the modified colored design that enables to reach better values of planimetric accuracy of individual elements and also simultaneously improve the effectiveness of the map production.

STEHLÍK, Petr. Printing Support to Czech Armed Forces. Vojenský geografi cký obzor. 2009, No. 2, p. 21–24.

The aim of this article is to meet readers with printing support organization, its production possibilities and tasking press orders. The article does not evaluate printing support to Czech Armed Forces nor any possibilities of future development.

FLAJŠMAN, Miroslav. Meteorological Support of the Overlord Operation in 1944. Vojenský geografický obzor. 2009, No. 2, p. 25–31.

The relevance of weather and thus concerned meteorological support of planning processes, preparing and conducting operations at the time of World War II increased signifi cantly when compared with the previous times. On the successful landing of the Allied Forces in Normandy in June 1944 took a considerable deal of participation also the meteorological service of the expeditionary forces, the activities of which were directed – in the framework of the headquarters of the operation mentioned – by the Weather Service Group of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces. Forecast and other meteorological information provided in the framework of the Overlord operation belonged to the most important parts of information concerning weather – and definitely covering not just meteorological support of military operations – so far provided.

DUŠÁTKO, Drahomír. Cartographic and Geodetic Preparation of the Normandy Landing. Vojenský geografický obzor. 2009, No. 2, p. 32–45.

Quality geographic support is one of the basic preconditions for combat operations success. It could not be different also during preparation and realization of the Allies Normandy Landing in 1944. This operation, that had the important influence on the progress of the Second World War, was preceded by a precise geodetic, topographic, photogrammetric and cartographic preparation and support.

BŘOUŠEK, Luděk. The Military Geographic Horizon reminds the 55th anniversary of its establishment. Vojenský geografický obzor. 2009, No. 2, p. 46–51.

In the year 2009 it is exactly 55 years since the magazine of the Geographic Service of the Czech Armed Forces called the Military Geographic Horizon was established. Many personalities from surveying branch participated in its publishing during its quite long history. The magazine gives its readers information about scientific activities of the Geographic Service employees and also about history, development, production, signifi cant personalities and important events of the Geographic Service.