548-0016/13 – Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

 Gurantor department Department of Geoinformatics Credits 4 Subject guarantor doc. Ing. Michal Kačmařík, Ph.D. Subject version guarantor doc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc. Study level undergraduate or graduate Requirement Compulsory Year 1 Semester winter Study language Czech Year of introduction 2019/2020 Year of cancellation Intended for the faculties FS Intended for study types Bachelor, Follow-up Master
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GOL0059 Ing. Peter Golej
HAL0176 Ing. Marek Halaj
KAC072 doc. Ing. Michal Kačmařík, Ph.D.
KOL0339 Ing. Ondřej Kolodziej
RAP30 doc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.
SVE0024 doc. RNDr. Pavel Švec, Ph.D.
ZAJ0084 Ing. Martin Zajac
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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

Continuous control of solving tasks assigned to the exercise. Written and oral exam.

Other requirements

No additional requirements are imposed on the student.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Exploration and presentation of real world objects, phenomena and processes. Earth sciences. 2. GIS definition and history. Uses of GIS. 3. Geometric feature and components of feature description (thematic, time, relation and functional). 4. Data, spatial data, metadata, information, spatial information. 5. Space. Different concepts of space. Euclidean space. Positioning in space. 6. GIS applications structure. Planning and implementation of a GIS. 7. Spatial data collection methods. 8. Spatial data analysis using GIS. 9. Spatial data prezentation using GIS. 10. Other geoinformation technologies - photogrammetry, remote sensing, global navigation and positioning systems.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Mandatory attendence participation: According to the instructor's instructions.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Lectures in the form of self-study of materials assigned by the lecturer. Possibility of personal or on-line consultation. Participation in exercises according to the student's capabilities. In order to receive classified credit, student must complete two assignments and personally write credit test, both no later than at the end of the examination period of the semester. The assignments will be provided by lecturer leading exercices.

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