Geografie 2006, 111, 3-14

Conceptual remarks for tectonic geomorphology by terrain modelling within GIS

Vít Voženílek

Palacky University in Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Department of Geoinformatics, tř. Svobody 26, 771 46 Olomouc, Czechia

The paper deals with term of digital tectonic geomorphology as an integration of structural geology, geomorphology and digital terrain analysis. The author extends traditional set of methods for tectonic geomorphological research and gives general conceptual remarks for methods of tectonic geomorphology developed for the integration of tectonic geomorphology into GIS based on digital terrain modelling. The emphasis is given on selected problems: morphological features associated with fractures, feature recognition and parameter extraction, digital geomorphometry analysis, digital image processing of terrain data and spatial analysis of lineaments. The paper gives fundamental topics for understanding instead of particular algorithms and procedures.


The paper has been completed within project 205/02/0211 "Geography of selected natural extremes, their impacts and cartographic visualization" supported by Grant Agency of Czech Republic.