548-0034/03 – Introduction to System Analysis in Geosciences (ZSAG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation2018/2019
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
RAP30 doc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 6+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the subject is to acquaint students with the basic principles being studied and methods of system analysis and its applications in geosciences. Practically acquired skills they can use to perform analysis geosystems and use it in finding the right solutions.

Teaching methods



• Introduction to systems theory. • System structure. Mathematical representations of the system. • Geosystem. • Space and space-time systems. • Physical-ecological systems. • Systems Analysis of geosystems.

Compulsory literature:

WASSON, C. S. (2006): System Analysis, Design and Development. Concepts, Principles and Practices. John Wile and Sons, Inc., 800 str. LIVCHITS, V. N., TOKAREV, V. V. (2004): Systems Analysis and Modelling of Integrated World Systems. in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [http://www.eolss.net]

Recommended literature:

BENETT, R. J., CHORLEY, R. I. (1978): Environmental systems. Philosophy, Analysis and Control. Princeton University Press, 624 str. PANTELL, R. H. (1976): Techniques of Environmental Systems Analysis. John Wiley & Sons Inc., 202 str.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit project Credit test Exam


Další požadavky na studenta

No additional requirements are imposed on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• Basics of system theory. • System structure. Mathematical representation of system. • Geosystem. • Spatial and spatiotemporal systems. • Physical-ecological systems. • System analysis of geosystems.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester, validity until: 2018/2019 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 18
                Written part of exam Written test 52  18
                Oral part of exam Oral examination 15  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2018/2019 (B1316) Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics (3646R006) Geoinformatics P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B1316) Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics (3646R006) Geoinformatics P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B1316) Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics (3646R006) Geoinformatics P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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