460-4047/01 – Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Computer ScienceCredits6
Subject guarantorIng. Jan Gaura, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jan Gaura, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2014/2015
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GAU01 Ing. Jan Gaura, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Combined Credit and Examination 10+5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After passing the course, student will be able to process spatial data and will be able to be familiar in basic tasks connected to the area of geographic information systems. The student will learn how to acquire, analyze, and present data. The student will know methods of spatial data analysis on current problems from areas of remote sensing, traffic, and government.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials
Terrain work

Summary

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) represent area that is widely used in many present applications. The aim of the course is to get familiar with methods of obtaining, processing, and analyzing data in GIS. Techniques of processing the most common types of spatial data, analytical tools and techniques of their analysis, and not least ways to visualize in GIS will be introduced. Raw data processing will be shown following their analysis, storing, and final visualization to the end user. The course will also handle techniques to visualize data on the Internet.

Compulsory literature:

Worboys, M., Duckham, M.: GIS: A Computing Perspective, CRC, 2004 Laurini, R., Thompson, D.: Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems, Academic Press Samet, H.: Design and Analysis of Spatial Data Structures, Addison-Wesley, 1990 Burrough, P., McDonnell, R.: Principles of Geographical Information Systems, Oxford University Press, 1998

Recommended literature:

Lecture notes available at the course web site.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Conditions for credit: Project - 45 points; completing tasks from exercises.

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Additional requirements are placed on the student.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Basics of GIS, concepts and history of GIS, list of sciences about Earth. 2. Cartography, coordinate systems, transformations between coordinate systems, commonly used Czech and worldwide systems. 3. Representation of spatial data, spatial models. 4. Raster representation of spatial data. 5. Vector representation of spatial data. 6. Obtaining data, sources of geodetic data. Processing and application of primary and secondary spatial data. 7. Visualization of geographic data. 8. Spatial data representation in relational database (Spatial SQL). 9. Methods of remote sensing of Earth, presentation of active and passive systems. 10. Global positioning systems (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo), technical implementations, usage and applications. Projects: Task in GIS GRASS (eventually in other GIS). Transformation of chosen GRASS functions, data transformation process. Labs: 1. Obtaining geographic data, transformation of obtained data. 2. Editing obtained data, creating maps based on obtained data with combination of other secondary geographic data. 3. Installation of the GIS GRASS, connection to demo data. 4. Working in the environment of the GIS GRASS. 5. Completing tasks with raster data. 6. Completing tasks with vector data. 7. Creating a new map using functions of the GIS GRASS. 8. Visualization of spatial data in the QGIS by connecting to the GIS GRASS. 9. Operating spatial data stored in a relational database (Spatial SQL). 10. Visualization of spatial data using web technologies. Creating simple application.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

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2010/2011 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (2612T025) Computer Science and Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2010/2011 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (2612T025) Computer Science and Technology K Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2010/2011 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (2612T059) Mobile Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
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