Geografie 2009, 114, 179-191

The difficulties of using urban plans for cartographers and geoinformatists

Jaroslav Burian, Zuzana Šťávová

Katedra geoinformatiky Přírodovědecké fakulty Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci, tř. Svobody 26, 771 46 Olomouc, Czechia

The paper deals with cartographical and geoinformatical evaluation of Czech urban plans. The disparity between plan and map terms and how this disparity is perceived by cartographers and city planners is discussed. The processing of urban plans with GIS and CAD software is depicted and two groups of the most common mistakes made by processors of urban plans are demonstrated. The first group includes cartographical mistakes, the second one technical mistakes generated during digital processing. Explanation of the potential impact of these imperfections on urban plan users is emphasized and the ways how to eliminate these mistakes are delineated. The recent standards for urban planning in Czechia and their future changes are described together with web visualisation of urban plans.


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