Course: Introducing to Geoinformatic and GIS

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Course title Introducing to Geoinformatic and GIS
Course code KAP/ZGIS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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.
  • Vrbík Daniel, Mgr.
Course content
1. GIScience: Introduction, Object of Study, Spatial Information and Data. Geoinformatics and their Applications. 2. Representing Reality: Digital Data, Discrete Object and Continuous Fields, Raster and Vector Data, Uncertainty, Metadata. 3. Geographic Data Modeling: Data Models. 4. Remote Sensing: Physical Nature of Methods of RS. 5. Satellite Systems of RS. Remote Sensing as a Source of Spatial Data and Information. 6. Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Principles of Positioning and Navigation. 7. Global Navigation Satellite Systems as a Source of Spatial Data. The Applications of GNSS. 8. Geographic Information Systems: Anatomy of GIS, Functions of GIS, GIS and the Study of Geography. 9. GIS, Cartography and Map Production. 10. Spatial Data Analysis: Analysis Based on Location, Analysis of Attribute Tables, Polygon Overlay, Analysis Based on Distance. 11. Spatial Raster Data Analysis: Map Algebra, Spatial Interpolations, Analysis of Surfaces. 12. Internet GIS: Distributed GIS, Map Services and Map Servers. Web Cartography. 13. Sources of Digital Geographic Data. 14. GIScience: Management and Policy. GIT Ethics and Decision Making.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
Learning outcomes
The course defines the concept of Geoinformatics. Lectures are aimed at a cross-section of Remote Sensing, Global positioning and navigation systems and Geographic Information Systems. The emphasis is on specific applications of GIS, Remote Sensing and GNSS. Particular attention is paid to the methods of collecting and digitizing data, data models creation, database systems theory, digital terrain models, modeling for physical and socio-economic geography, GIS analytical capabilities and GIS software.

Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

Seminars and lectures are required. Allowed one absence for seminar and two absences for the lecture.
Recommended literature
  • MITCHELL,A. GIS Analysis, Vol. 1 geographic Patterns. ESRI Press. Redlands. 186 s., 1999.
  • MITCHELL,A. GIS Analysis, Vol. 2 : Spatial Measurements& Statistics. ESRI Press. Redlands. 238 s., 2005.
  • P. A., GOOGDCHILD, M. F., MAGUIRE, D. J., RHIND, D. W. Geographic Information Systems and Science. John Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN 9780470721445.
  • TUČEK, J.:. Geografické informační systémy. Praha, 1998.


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 1 Summer
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer