Course syllabus IVIP - Interpretation and visualization of spatial data (FRDIS - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code: IVIP
Course title in language of instruction: Interpretace a vizualizace prostorových dat
Course title in Czech: Interpretation and visualization of spatial data
Course title in English: Interpretation and visualization of spatial data
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: doc. RNDr. Aleš Ruda, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The course provides theoretic and practic skills dealing with correct using of cartograhic methods in advance of data vizualization and prezentation. The importance of this course lies in avoiding of incorrect data interpretation.
Course contents:
1.Spatial decision supporting (allowance 2/0)
2.Quantitative and qualitative data (allowance 2/0)
a.Interpretation of quantitative data
b.Interpretation of qualitative data

3.Geodatabases representing regional characteristics (allowance 3/0)
a.Data prezentation
b.Map vizualization

4.Mathematic cartography (allowance 2/1)
a.Coordinate systems
b.Cartographic projections

5.Map symbols (allowance 4/4)
a.Point, line and area symbols

6.Map content and composition (allowance 3/2)
a.Basic map features
b.Advanced map features

7.Thematic cartography (allowance 4/3)
8.Vizualization of region development using atlases and sets of maps (allowance 2/1)
9.Map assessment (allowance 2/1)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to make decisions
-ability to work independently
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to carry out statistical processing of sociological data
-Ability to interpret results and to apply statistical knowledge.
-Competently prepare and visualize data in GIS software.

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
     practice12 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     elaboration of reports30 h
     writing of seminar paper6 h
Total112 h
Assessment methods:
The course is completed by written and practical examination. It is required at lest 50 % of success.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQMIKULÍK, O. -- VOŽENÍLEK, V. -- VAISHAR, A. et al.Studium rozvoje regionu založené na vizualizaci geoinformačních databázíOlomoucUniverzita Palackého v Olomouci2008978-80-244-1928-2
RQVOŽENÍLEK, V.Cartography for GIS: geovisualization and map communicationOlomoucUniverzita Palackého200580-244-1047-8
RQVOŽENÍLEK, V.Aplikovaná kartografie I.: tematické mapyOlomoucUniverzita Palackého200180-244-0270-X
RQGIS cartography: a guide to effective map designBoca RatonCRC Press978-1-4200-8213-5
RQVEVERKA , B.Topografická a tématická kartografiePrahaČVUT1997
RQKENNEDY, M. -- KOPP, S.Understanding map projections : GIS by ESRIRedlands, CAESRI20001-58948-003-1
RQDAVIS, D E.Vytváříme mapy v GIS: prozkoumejte své okolí i celý svět v geografickém informačním systémuPrahaComputer Press200080-7226-389-7


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