Course syllabus GEIS - Geographic Information System (FA - SS 2019/2020)

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Course code: GEIS
Course title in language of instruction: Geografické informační systémy
Course title in Czech: Geographic Information System
Course title in English: Geographic Information System
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 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: Czech
Level of course: master
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: doc. Mgr. Milan Geršl, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The aim is to give the students basic information about the spatial data, geographic information systems (GIS) and the most functional and analytical operations used in GIS. Learn them the most important practical tasks in the application of GIS related to the waste management, distribution of emissions in the country, potential biomass, etc.
Course contents:
1.Spatial data and GIS - basic concepts and definitions (allowance 2/2)
a.Properties of a geospatial data

2.Data models (allowance 2/2)
a.Geodatabase, its features, design and creation

3.Input data to GIS, data output from the GIS (allowance 2/2)
a.Organizing data in a GIS
b.Data quality, Error sources

4.Spatial operations - search and measurement. (allowance 2/2)
5.Classification, analysis and development of distance zones (allowance 2/2)
6.Raster and vector overlay operations (allowance 2/2)
7.Spatial decision support in GIS (allowance 2/2)
a.Multicriterial Analysis
b.Map Algebra

8.Operations with the environment - an analysis of context (allowance 2/2)
a.Analysis of a connectivity
b.Network analysis

9.Topographic analysis (allowance 2/2)
10.Database systems - database (allowance 0/0)
a.database management system
b.SQL language

11.GIS and organizations (allowance 2/2)
a.Web services and Web applications

12.Composite GIS project development methodology (allowance 2/2)
13.General information about GIS and geospatial data (allowance 2/2)
a.Cartographic display and coordinate systems

14.Application of GIS (allowance 2/2)
a.Application of GIS in waste management
b.Application of GIS in environmental

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to solve problems
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Abbility to solve the problems of storing and processing the information about the objects and generating the electronic maps
-Student can model different spatial objects into vector and raster representation
-Student is competent to analyze stored data and expert processing outputs
-Student will learn about the basic principle of GIS - Geographic Information Systems
-The competence to compile of primar information about presence of biowaste in area

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
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     field work8 h
     practical training8 h
     consultation4 h
     project work12 h
     preparation for exam20 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation for regular testing9 h
     preparation of presentation6 h
     elaboration of reports10 h
     elaboration and execution of projects15 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
The course will succesfully ended on the basis of the examination in the topics of the course that were discussed during the semester. The credit will be given on the minimal attendance at the course seminars including at least 75 %.
The course is ended on the basis of credit and then the exam which has two parts. The first part is the written test. Then the discuss with the examiner follows about specific topics, which were discussed during the semester.

Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQČEPICKÝ, J. -- KLIMÁNEK, M. -- ŽIDEK, V. -- BORTLOVÁ, P. -- MISÁKOVÁ, L.Vytváření a analýza digitálních prostorových datBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně200580-7157-918-1
RQGIS, environmental modeling and engineering9781439808726
RQRepresenting, modeling, and visualizing the natural environment9781420055504
RQGIS applications in agriculture9781420007718
RQLONGLEY, P. et al.Geographical information systems and scienceChichesterWiley0-470-87000-1
RETUČEK, J.Geografické informačné systémyZvolenTU Zvolen199680-228-0517-3
RETUČEK, J.Geografické informační systémy. Principy a praxePrahaComputer Press199880-7226-091-X
REVOŽENÍLEK, V.Geografické informační systémy: Pojetí, historie, základní komponentyOlomoucUniverzita Palackého199880-7067-802-X
REARONOFF, S.Geografic Information Systems: A Management PerspectiveOttawaWDL Publications19890-921-804-00-8
REPrinciples of Geographical Information SystemsOxfordOxford University Press19980-19-823365-5
REGeoinformace: časopis geoinformační komunityISSN 1214-2204
REKORTE, G B.The GIS BookSanta FeOnWord Press19971-56690-127-8


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