541-0514/03 – Geoinformatics (GIF)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorDoc. PaedDr. Vladimír Homola, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. František Staněk, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2004/2005Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
STA22 doc. RNDr. František Staněk, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The first part of this course is dedicated to significance of informatics use in the Earth sciences and mathematical foundations of solutions of geoinformatics problems. These problems can arise from other courses as well as from practice. The main emphasis lays in explanation of fundamental principles construction of information systems in geosciences and of their general properties. The second part of the course deals with organization of geoinformatical services, remote sensing, global positioning and navigation satellite systems, computer networks and with the way in which to understand these notions from both theoretical and practical points of view.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials

Summary

Definitions and basic terminology (information, informatics, etc.). Significance of informatics use in Earth sciences. Mathematical foundations of informatics. Principles construction of information systems in geosciences. Data structures and databases. Geological documentation systems. Processing of geological research data. Geographical information systems. Expert systems. Organization of geoinformatical services. Remote sensing. Global positioning and navigation satellite systems. Computer networks and Internet. Lawful directives and norms.

Compulsory literature:

TAYLOR, G., BLEWITT, G.: Intelligent Positioning. GIS-GPS Unification. Wiley, 2006. DECKER, D.: GIS Data Sources. New York, Wiley, 2001. WORBOYS, M., F.: GIS: A Computing Perspective. Taylor & Francis, London, 1995. CLARKE, G., STILLWELL, J.: Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis. Wiley, 2004.

Recommended literature:

TAYLOR, G., BLEWITT, G.: Intelligent Positioning. GIS-GPS Unification. Wiley, 2006. DECKER, D.: GIS Data Sources. New York, Wiley, 2001. WORBOYS, M., F.: GIS: A Computing Perspective. Taylor & Francis, London, 1995. CLARKE, G., STILLWELL, J.: Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis. Wiley, 2004.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Písemné testy.

E-learning

Other requirements

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Mathematical foundations of solutions of geoinformatics problems. Fundamental principles construction of information systems in geosciences. Organization of geoinformatical services. Remote sensing. Global positioning and navigation satellite systems. Computer networks.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 0
                Other task type Other task type 33  0
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 0
                Oral Oral examination 67  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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