Course: Geographic Information Systems

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Course title Geographic Information Systems
Course code KIN/GIS-D
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Komárková Jitka, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Geographic Information Systems. Spatial phenomena and objects and their modeling (representation). Spatial analyses - determination, definition, history, objectives, classification of used methods. Selected methods of spatial analyses (network analysis, map algebra, distance analyses, database queries, spatial combinations of objects - topological overlaps, spatial statistical methods). Visualization methods

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 280 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with theoretical knowledge and methods of building and the use of geographic information systems, theoretical basis of selected methods of spatial analysis and possibilities of their use.
Students obtain knowledge in given course in accordance with requirements and course programme.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student's performance analysis

Preparation and successful presentation of the project.
Recommended literature
  • CLARKE, K. C., PARKS, B.O., CRANE, M. P. Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling.. Upper Sadle River, 2002.
  • HORÁK, J. Prostorová analýza dat.
  • KONECNY, G. Geoinformation: remote sensing, photogrammetry and geographic information systems.. London, 2003. ISBN 0-415-23795-5.
  • LONGLEY, P. A. Geographic information systems and science.. Chichester, 2001.
  • ROBINSON, A. H. Elements of Cartography. 1995.

Study plans that include the course
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