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Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography
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Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography

General description


VUGTK was founded in 1954 and it’s the only research institute for the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre. The institute’s mission is basic and applied research in geodesy and cadastre, developing and testing new technologies, methods and software and professional consultation in areas of creation and maintenance of cadastre information system, geodesy and geodynamics, metrology and standardization in geodesy and cadastre, photogrammetry and remote sensing, cartography, development and production of specialized measuring tools. The institute runs an Authorized Metrological Centre, Accredited Calibration Laboratory, Surveying Library. The Institute holds state accreditation as an educational institution.

Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment

  • Geodetic Observatory Pecný: experimental geodetic research facility equipped with devices for astrometric, gravimetric and GPS observations, tidal forces laboratory and thermal chamber. It’s also equipped for testing of geodetic instruments, GPS devices and gravimeters. The observatory is part of the reference GPS network of the Czech Republic and a station in new European reference frame GPS – EUREF.
  • Server and SW applications for geodata transmission
  • A0++ scanning equipment
  • Total station Leica MS50
  • Number of other geodetic and cartographic devices


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Contact person

Contact us to know more about our location and work environment. Please use the main contact for questions related to administrative matters. Please contact the supervisors/group leaders of respective research groups regarding feasibility of your research proposal with regard to the research group activities.

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Research groups

The following research groups of this Hosting organisation are involved in the first call of MERIT. The candidates can freely formulate their own research topic aligned with activities and research focus of these research groups.

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2 calls
30 fellowships
30 months