Course: GIS in human geography

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Course title GIS in human geography
Course code KAP/GHG
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Šmída Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Development of GIS applications in physical geography (in regional development and landscape ecology). 2. Resources for Geodata of the Czech Republic landscape - a focus on data from human geography area. 3. Other sources of human geographic data (geostatistics, remote sensing, GPS, custom measurements, INSPIRE). 4. Data structures in human geography GIS data, data harmonization. 5. Analytical methods, the role of GIS and its applications in human geography. 6. Visualization of human geographic data.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Written assignment presentation and defence, Independent creative and artistic activities
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 5 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is devoted to the theory and practical applications of GIS in human geography and their use for building information system of the territory and the creation of synthetic and analytical data for spatial planning based on human geographic data and processes.
Knowing the problems and address challenges with a focus on human geography, using geo-information technology.
Attending courses on human geography, cartography and geoinformation.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student's performance analysis, Oral presentation of self-study, Presentation of student research activity

Czech language and ability to work with English text (focused on geography and geoinformation science). Ability to built independent work with GIS in human geography using consultation with teacher. Ability to present this work at the student symposium and to defend it.
Recommended literature
  • CLIFFORD, N., VALENTINE, G. Key Methods in Geography.
  • MIKULÍK, O., VOŽENÍLEK, V., VAISHAR, A. a kol. ): Studium rozvoje regionu založené na vizualizaci geoinformačních databází.. Olomouc, 2008. ISBN 978-80-244-1928-2.
  • NIŽNANSKÝ, B. Koncept poľa vo fyzickej geografii a jeho kartografické modelovanie. Brno, 2003.
  • TOUŠEK, V., KUNC, J., VYSTOUPIL, J. a kol. Ekonomická a sociální geografie.. 2008.
  • Voženílek, V. Digitální data v informačních systémech. Vyškov, 1996.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Applied Geography (17) Geography courses 2 Summer