548-0148/02 – Design of Geoinformation Technologies (PGT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HOR10 prof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.
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 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The objective is to learn students basic principles of project management in geoinformatics, based on PMBOK, ROI, classic as well as agile methods of project management, monitoring of the project economy, principles of spatial information infrastructure building and selected laws and regulations.

Teaching methods



The subject focuses on the principles of project management in geoinformatics, explaining basic approaches of waterfall, prototyping and agile methods of management, learn students how to used the Return of Investment (ROI) method, explaining economic aspects of projects, definition and assesment of costs and benefits of projects. The subject includes also the basic interpretation of technical standardization and the review of the most important standards, introduction to the selected European directives (mainly INSPIRE), main Czech laws related to geoinformatics and principles of building geoinformation infrastructures.

Compulsory literature:

LONGLEY, P.A., GOODCHILD M.F., MAGUIRE D.J., RHIND D.W. Geographical Information Systems and Science. Wiley, 2015, 496 stran. ISBN 978-1-119-03130-7 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Project Management Institute. 2013. 616 p. ISBN 978-1-935589-67-9. http://dinus.ac.id/repository/docs/ajar/PMBOKGuide_5th_Ed.pdf MASSER I., CROMPVOETS J. Building European Spatial Data Infrastructures. ESRI press, 2014. ISBN 978-1589483835. MAGUIRE D., KOUYOUMJIAN V., SMITH R. The Business Benefits of GIS. An ROI Approach. ESRI press, 2008.

Recommended literature:

Walter Ch.: Future Trends in geospatial information management: the five to ten year vision. Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, 2020. 68 pages. DIBIASE D., DEMERS M., JOHNSON A., KEMP K., LUCK A.T., PLEWE B., WENTZ E. (Eds.): Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge. UCGIS, publikováno Association of American Geographers, 1.vydání, 2006. CAERS J. Modeling uncertainty in the Earth Sciences. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. ISBN 978-1-119-99263-9 HARMON A.: The design and implementation of GIS. Wiley 2003. ISBN 0-471-20488-9

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Students are asked about knowledge from areas that they should have already known from previous lectures. Students also work on individual tasks. Tasks are frequently based on understanding of previous, simpler tasks.


Other requirements

No additional requirements are imposed on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. GIS and differences between project management in GIS and IS. 2. Current situation in development of IS, trends 3. Project management according to PMBOK. Decomposition of activities. 4. Information strategies. Strategic planning of GIS. 5. The ROI method – prepare for a ROI project, identify a business oportunities, their prioritization, construction of GIS, definition of project control. 6. The ROI method – specify and cost a GIS project, estimate benefits, create the benefite roadmap, calculate financial metrics, build and present a report. 7. Selection and implementation of GIS according to Corte, Tomlinson and Clarke. 8. Prototyping 9. Agile methods of development. Unified process. 10. Recommendation for the GIS development. Selection of SW for GIS. GIS maintenance. Outsourcing. 11. Financial aspects of GIS projects. Benefits of GIS/GIT, their assesment and enumeration 12. Costs of GIS and GIT, their assesment and enumeration. Mid-term project evaluation. 13. Geoinformation infrastructure, GeoInfoStrategy, INSPIRE, NSDI, Basic Registers and other relevant laws.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 18 3
                písemná zkouška Written examination 50  18
                ústní zkouška Oral examination 17  0
Mandatory attendence participation: Continuous check of processing tasks during exercises. Written and oral examination.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Materials for an individual study are available at http://homel.vsb.cz/~hor10/Vyuka/ where you can find also topics for the exam. Consultations (both personal and online) with the lecturer are possible. The exercises are individual based on a semester project which has to be completed to the end of the exam period for the given semester. The exam is conducted only in person.

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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0532A330044) Geoinformatics P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (N0532A330044) Geoinformatics P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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