Course: Geographic Information Systems

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Course title Geographic Information Systems
Course code KAP/GIS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + 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
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Šmída Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Basic principles of GIS. 2. Data models, GIS data collection. 3. Spatial database systems. 4. Digital elevation models. 5. Modelling in GIS. 6. Analytical functions in GIS. 7. GIS software.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 34 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Geographic information systems - history of science, definition, components, principles and terms, methods, data models, Internet GIS, aplications and case studies.
students understand and evaluate themes examined in subject
Prerequisites
encopassment of grammar school geography
KGE/KAT
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KGE/ZGI and KGE/KAT
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KGE/ZGI

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

Seminars and lectures are required. Allowed one absence for seminar and one absence for the lecture. Credit: Active participation in practice, elaboration of semestral work, successful graduation in test. Details on the first practice. Exam: compound
Recommended literature
  • Heywood, I, Cornelius, S., Carver, S. An introduction to geographical information systems. Essex, 2006. ISBN 978-0-13-129317-5.
  • Longley, Paul A. Geographic Information Systems and Science. 2001. ISBN 0-471-89275.
  • TUČEK, J.:. Geografické informační systémy. Praha, 1998.
  • Voženílek, V. Geografické informační systémy I. Pojetí, historie, základní komponenty. Olomouc, 1998.


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