Course syllabus RRGISRA - GIS in Regional Development in English (FRDIS - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: RRGISRA
Course title in language of instruction: GIS in Regional Development in English
Course title in Czech: GIS in Regional Development in English
Course title in English: GIS in Regional Development in English
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: English
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: RNDr. Jan Caha, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: not GIS in Regional Development
Aims of the course:
Students will get elementary information about GIS. During seminar students will recieve practical skills in using GIS software in regional development tasks.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to GIS (allowance 3/2)
a.Geoinformatic technologies
b.History of GIS, understantig GIS
c.ArcGIS Desktop
d.GIS Application

2.From real world to GIS (allowance 7/6)
a.Geodata and coordinates
b.Data models (vector, raster)
c.Data sources

3.Planning and GIS functions (allowance 8/14)
a.Data collection
b.Database implementation and using houskeeping tools
c.Spatial analysis
d.Visualization - cartographic outputs

4.GIS in regional development (allowance 3/2)
a.Geodatabase of region natural potential
b.Geodatabase of region socioeconomic potential
c.Examples of good practise

5.Geoinformation technoligies (allowance 3/0)
a.Remote sensing
b.Global navigation and satellite systems

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to work independently
-Basic computing skills
-Professional knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to identify and utilize suitable sources of information in defining problem solutions and support the proposed solutions
-Competently prepare and visualize data in GIS software
-Formulate proposals of problem solutions in a region

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation for regular assessment12 h
     elaboration of reports12 h
     elaboration and execution of projects28 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Students work out several exercises needed for final evaluation. Subject is accomplished with written exam requiring at least success of 60 %. 80 % of attendance on lessons is required.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQRUDA, A.GIS in regional development: key aspects and applicationsBrnoMendel University in Brno2013978-80-7375-854-7
RQRUDA, A.Spatial data interpretation and visualizationBrnoMendel University in Brno2013978-80-7375-856-1
RQVOŽENÍLEK, V.Cartography for GIS: geovisualization and map communicationOlomoucUniverzita Palackého200580-244-1047-8
RQArcGIS 9 : what is ArcGIS 9.2?Redlands, Calif.ESRI2006978-1-58948-166-4
RQRUDA, A.Základy práce s ArcGIS 10BrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2012978-80-7375-595-9
RQLONGLEY, P. et al.Geographic information systems & scienceHobokenWiley978-0-470-72144-5


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