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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I find the recency of the offered spatial data?

Before purchasing the data may be viewed free of charge from the entire territory of the Czech Republic by using the map window on home page of the Geoportal or in the Geoviewer application. The browsing services include always the most recent spatial data available.

Metadata update information for individual selected products files and the cadastral maps digitisation state are available under the link Update Status in the table Product Information that is a part of information on data in the section Data Sets and further on the introduction page in section Applications in the right menu, item State of selected products.

To obtain the data, use the function “Extended Feature Information” in the upper navigation panel of the map window. After the clicking on the relevant expedition unit in displayed division into map sheets the required information will be displayed in a new dialogue window. The metadata record will be displayed by clicking on an item in window “Further information” .

Current state of scanned raster cadastre maps can be viewed in application Archives-WEB.

More information on completed digital and digitized cadastre maps can be found here.

How could I exploit map (viewing) services provided by CUZK domain?

CUZK provides a free of charge access to the Real Estate Cadastre graphical data, state map series, orthophoto of the Czech Republic, ZABAGED ® databases, Data200 and Geonames, administrative and cadastral boundaries and information of the geodetic control by public map services. It is possible to choose from a wide offer of WMS or WMTS map services.

The data in public services are covered by protective marks (CUZK copyright) in a regular interval.

This service is available both for viewing by the web client Geoviewer and for viewing in all applications supporting attaching of WMS and WMTS services by OGC standard. There is no need of registration.

The overview of applications (clients), in which WMS services were tested, together with detailed guideline for connection to some of these SW is provided here.

The overview of applications (clients), in which WMTS services were tested, is provided here.

Is it necessary to use for ordering printed products always this application?

Not at all! For ordering prints we do not require any license, as for digital products Prints may be provided upon presentation of:

  • Order from the form on-line sale of printed products.
  • original of the purchase order signed by the applicant and giving contact person, telephone number, full address, bank connection and IČO (Identification Number of the Organization). Then the payment may be done by invoice;
  • orders made by fax, e-mail or through Internet Shop. In this event the order prints are sent by a postal sevice cash on delivery, the payment can be also made in cash directly in the Map Shop;
  • an order made in person in the Map Shop.

What Internet browsers can be used for viewing the pages and applications?

In order to ensure a right functioning of the Geoportal, including the Internet Shop, the support of Cookies is required. Moreover the support of JavaScript for functioning of Geobrowser is required, too. Before opening the Portal to the public the correct functioning of the applications is always tested on current versions of Internet browsers:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer,
  • Mozilla Firefox,
  • Google Chrome.
Warning: due to the termination of support Internet Explorer 10 and older by Microsoft since January 12, 2016, we recommended for the correct functionality of the applications use only the supported later versions of IE.

How to order the data?

Information about ordering the Real Estate Cadastre data is available here.

State Map Series (including the Cadastral map – raster, Cadastral map – vector), ortophoto, hypsometry, Geonames, ZABAGED® (Czech Fundamental Base of Geographic Data), Data200, data files of administrative and cadastre boundaries, archival documents, download services and printed products can be ordered in E-shop.

Printed products can also be ordered by filling the form on-line sale of printed products.

What software to use for data processing?

Suitable software for data files processing
It is necessary to use software which enables processing of georeferenced data.
Those are vector data in formats shp, dgn, dfx, gml and raster data formats completed by files for positioning in a coordinate reference system TIF (TFW), JPG (JGW), CIT. GIS software (Geomedia, ArcGIS etc.) or CAD products (Microstation, Autocad etc.)can be used.

Suitable software for working with Web Map Services
A list of WMS clients is presented here.
A list of WMTS clients is presented here.
For viewing map services our client Geoviewer is sufficient.

How to combine the data and view services correctly?

The data of the CUZK, eventually view services published from these data, may be combined e.g. in following way:
Cadastre map + orthophoto,
Geonames + orthophoto,
ZABAGED® planimetry + orthophoto,
ZABAGED® hypsometry - 3D contours + orthophoto,
State Map at a scale 1 : 5000 + orthophoto,Vector data of administrative and cadastre boundaries + orthophoto

Examples of suitable chosen CUZK view services compositions can be visualised in Geoviewer application where are individual preset compositions configurable by the "Map Change" button. The contents of the compositions is configurable in the bookmark Data Sources.

How to report an error in data?

Comments to the quality of the Land Survey Office products (maps – excepting cadastre map, orthophoto, Geonames, ZABAGED®, data files of administrative and cadastre units (boundaries data), namely discrepancies between their representation in the product and the real state in the field, may be reported by using function “Hlášení chyb” (“Reporting of Errors”) in Geoviewer application.
Reporting on errors in geodetic control may be done here.
A faulty position of definition point of a parcel or of a building may be reported here.

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