Department of Geomatics


Our Department

We are a team from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. We are largely responsible for the teaching of the Geodesy and Cartography degree programme and the Engineering Geodesy and Geomatics. However, our capacities are also used by other disciplines such as Architecture and Civil Engineering or other faculties of the CTU in Prague, e.g. the Faculty of Transport. We also offer PhD study programme Geodesy and cartography (Czech and English).

We offer courses in many fields:

Geographic Information System (GIS)

Digital Cartography


Space Geodesy

Remote Sensing

Surveying Instruments

Land Register

Geomatics at The Faculty of Civil Engineering of the CTU

We have a friendly and open approach to students and research, we participate in interdisciplinary and international cooperation in the form of NAKI, TAČR, GAČR, etc. In our research we focus on the topics of modern cartographic methods, study of historical map bases, 3D modelling and virtual reality, aerial photogrammetry, geographic information systems, remote sensing, cadastre and mapping.

Karel Pavelka

Head of Department

Department Facility

We are equipped with modern instruments and computer technology for research and teaching. We have three computer rooms, a geodetic instruments laboratory, a photogrammetry laboratory, a virtual reality laboratory and an astronomical observatory on the roof of the building. In terms of instruments, we use Leica, Trimble and DJI drones. From software we use AutoCAD, MicroStation, Agisoft Metashape, Esri ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, GRASS GIS, OCAD, etc.

Let's study geomatics!

Contact us or come straight to the open days of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, when we give personal tours of our laboratories, showcase the equipment of the department and the best student outputs.

Jiří Cajthaml

Associate Dean for Education


A multidisciplinary field concerned with the collection, analysis, processing and interpretation of geographic data and informationIts main objective is to understand the spatial organization and relationships between geographical objects and phenomena in space. It combines elements of Geography, Geodesy, Cartography and Informatics for the purpose of planning, decision making and management in various fields of human activity.
Geomatics has a wide range of applications in various sectors, including urban planning (urban development planning) transport (infrastructure management), environmental planning (natural disaster monitoring), agriculture (land use optimization), forestry (ecosystem management, optimization of forestry operations), archaeology (3D documentation of sites), land registry (data acquisition and management) and many others. It makes use of modern technologies such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS/GPS), Remote Sensing (remote sensing), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Photogrammetry, laser scanning, 3D visualization or presentation through web mapping applications.
In practice, it is used for mapping, monitoring and territory management, digital map creation, analysis and modelling of geographical phenomena, navigation, route planning and many other tasks, all in 2D and 3D space. The field is currently benefiting from the increasing availability of geographic data collection, which is essential for solving complex tasks. Geomatics thus plays a key role in today's digital world, providing us with vital information to better understand and manage the environment we live in.