548-0921/04 – Spatial Databases (PDB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEI, HGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
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 Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

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

Kontakt s vyučujícím je zajištěn formou osobní konzultace nebo e-mailem.


Other requirements

No additional requirements are imposed on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Concepts of storage methods for spatial objects and geometries in databases Standards of spatial object representation (OGC Simple Feature Specification and others) Integrity of spatial data and integrity constraints Spatial indexation Spatial querying and spatial extension of SQL Storage of raster data, TIN and lidar data in databases Object-relational databases. Oracle Spatial, MS SQL Server, PostGIS. NoSQL databases. Graph, cloud, multidimensional, XML databases, spatio-temporal databases, stream databases. Gephi, Hadoop, MongoDB. Storage and spatial indexation of multidimensional trajectories. Data mining of spatial data.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2023/2024 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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