541-0295/04 – Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorDoc. PaedDr. Vladimír Homola, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorDoc. PaedDr. Vladimír Homola, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2004/2005Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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HOM50 Doc. PaedDr. Vladimír Homola, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Graded credit 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To explain with the entire chain of operations on data in geographic information systems, starting with the methodology and data collection, through their own preparation and processing in GIS environment, up to the final outputs.

Teaching methods



The geological and environmental data processing is focused, regarding to their quality and quantity differs in respects to common data. The data are analysed and categorised in aspect of their further presentation by geographical information systems. The mathematical and statistical tools for data preprocessing are emphasised. The space and other long-distnace exploration data are described as well, together with logical operations and comparative databases. Frequently used data formats are generated as geostatistical software output and used as GIS input.

Compulsory literature:

There is no mandatory literature in English.

Recommended literature:

Understanding GIS. Redlands (CA, USA): ESRI, 1990. Bonham - Carter, G. F. (1994): Geographic Information Systems for Geoscientists. Ontario: Pergamon Press. Snyder, J.P. (1984): Map Projections Used by the U.S. Geological Survey. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The sources of geological and environmental data and their format. The issue of data collection, standardization and formalization of geological and environmental data. Methods of presentation of data: numeric, text, semigraphic, and graphic. Geographic data and methods for modeling in a computer environment. The issue of map coordinate systems. The relationship between the geographical and geological data. Analysis of geological and environmental data with regard to their use in GIS. Basic geostatistical calculations and linking results to geographic data. Estimation of three-dimensional quantities with respect to the presentation in GIS.

Conditions for subject completion

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Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100 (100) 0 3
        Other task type Other task type 100  0 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2008/2009 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 2 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 2 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 2 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 2 Compulsory study plan

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