548-0016/04 – Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits11
Subject guarantorIng. Tomáš Peňáz, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Tomáš Peňáz, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year4Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
JUR02 Ing. Lucie Orlíková, Ph.D.
PEN63 Ing. Tomáš Peňáz, Ph.D.
RAP30 doc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Combined Credit and Examination 20+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

By the end of the Geographic Information System subject students should be able to: Knowledge and Comprehension - discuss what term a GIS means - explain what components is GIS divided into - describe functionality and the use of GIS in a range of applications - outline diferent concepts of space - explain ways of modelling real-world phenomena using raster and vector - appreciate the raster and vector data model - name and describe the basic vector objects - express the basic ideas of topology - relate the concepts of networks and graphs - define 3 structures for storing vector data - describe the adjacency matrix and how to find shortest paths - explain what discretisation error is - review regular and irregular tessellations of space - appreciate the problems of raster to vector conversion (and vice versa) - name, order and describe the steps necessary to carry out a GIS project - list the types and sources of errors present in spatial data - know on what Krovak projection and S-JTSK is based - identify sources of spatial data - discuss the basic concepts relating to remote sensing Application - use some software in realistic applications (ArcGIS, Geomedia, GRASS GIS, Open Jump, ...) Analysis - differentiate between GIS packages (ArcGIS, Geomedia, GRASS GIS, Open Jump, ...) according to their abilities (both in data structures and algorithms)

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Summary

Exploration and presentation of real world objects, phenomena and processes. Earth Sciences. GIS definition and history. Uses of GIS. Geometric feature and components of feature description (thematic, time, relation and functional). Data, spatial data, metadata, information, spatial information. Space. Different concepts of space.Euclidean space. Positioning in space. GIS applications structure. Planning and implementation of a GIS. - Spatial data collection methods. Spatial data analysis using GIS. Spatial data prezentation using GIS. Other geoinformation technologies - photogrammetry, remote sensing, global navigation and positioning systems.

Compulsory literature:

Bolstad, P.: GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, 4th edition, Eider Press; 4th ed., 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0971764736. MacFarlane, R. (2005). A Guide to GIS Applications in Integrated Emergency Management, Emergency Planning College, Cabinet Office.

Recommended literature:

Korte, G.: The GIS Book. OnWord Press; 5th ed., 2000, ISBN-13: 978-0766828209.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Defining concept of GIS, GIS history, oblasti použití GIS 2. Data, spatial data, spatial information. 3. Geometric features description, složky popisu geoprvku. 4. Geometrická složka popisu geoprvků. 5. Thematic, time, relate, functional a kvalitativní složka popisu geoprvku. 6. Struktura aplikace GIS, obecné zákonitosti plánování a zavádění GIS. 7. Spatial reference systems transformations. 8. Spatial data collecting methods. 9. Družicová navigační a polohové systémy. 10. Photogrammetry. Remote sensing. 11. Geodata analysis using GIS.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2009/2010 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
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