548-0921/01 – Spatial Databases (PDB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HOR10 prof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.
DUR30 RNDr. Daniela Szturcová, 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 6+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The objective is to develop student’s knowledge in the field of object-relational and NoSQL databases dedicated to spatial data and spatial tasks, and increase his/her capability to utilize spatial databases in case studies with topics related to the theme of his/her PhD thesis.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The course is focused to storage, indexation, maintenance and querying of spatial data in object-relational databases such as Oracle or PostgreSQL+PostGIS and in NoSQL databases (namely graph, document, multidimensional) such as Gephi, Hadoop, MongoDB, storage of vector, raster, TIN and lidar data, extension of SQL for spatial operations, advanced methods of indexation of spatial data, spatial trajectories, data mining of spatial data.

Compulsory literature:

YEUNG A.K.W, HALL G.B: Spatial Database Systems. Desing, Implementation and Project Management. Springer, Dordrecht, 2007. 553 p. ISBN 10-1-4020-5393-2. MANOLOPOULOS Y., PAPADOPOULOS, VASSILAKOPOULOS M. Spatial Databases: Technologies, Techniques, Trends. Idea Group Publishing. 340 stran, Hershey, 2005. ISBN 1-59140-387-1 OBE R., HSU L. PostGIS in Action. Manning Publications, 2011. ISBN 1935182269 SULLIVAN, D., 2015. NoSQL for mere mortals. Addison-Wesley, Hoboken, NJ. 510 s. ISBN 978-0-13-402321-2

Recommended literature:

MARQUEZ A. PostGIS Essentials. Packt Publishing, 2015. ISBN 978-1-78439-529-2 SAMET H. Foundations of Multidimensional and Metric Data Structures, Morgan Kaufmann, 2006. PostGIS 3.0dev Manual. Available at https://postgis.net/docs/ BEINAT, E., GODFRIND, A., KOTHURI, R. Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g. Springer, 2007, 787 p. ISBN 1590598997. RIGAUX P., SCHOLL M., VOISARD A. Spatial Databases with Application to GIS. Kaufmann, San Francisco, 2002. ISBN 1-55860-588-6. 410 pages.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Data administration in R and OR DBMS. Client-server processes. Extension of SQL. Geometrical data types. SQL/MM:1999. OGC Simple Feature Specification. Storing and indexing of spatial data stored in databases. Spatial queries. Indexation of multidimensional trajectories. Data mining and pattern. Transaction, distributed processing.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Winter semester, validity until: 2009/2010 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  0 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2009/2010 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2009/2010 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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