Course: Geographical Information Systems I

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Course title Geographical Information Systems I
Course code KGEO/P229
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Bláha Jan Daniel, PhDr. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Dolejš Martin, Mgr.
Course content
Software for GIS, The Basic Philosophy of the ArcGIS, The ArcGIS Environment, Working with the map layout, Databases and Attribute Table, Selection of data, Spatial Analysis, Map Design, Metadata, The ArcMap Environment, ArcCatalog. Work on Individual Semestral Projects, Presentation of the Student Semestral Projects

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Geographic information systems I. (GIS) provides the ability to automate map production and to integrate earth imagery with other data to solve geographic problems. Results can be displayed in a variety of ways including new maps, tables, charts, or all of these in combination. GIS is becoming a widely available and affordable technology which can be used by nearly every corporation, governmental agency, or nonprofit organization.

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Assessment methods and criteria
Active participation in seminars (attendance) - 30 % Project processing (case study of practice) - 70 %
Recommended literature
  • BAILEY, T.C., GATRELL, A.C. Interactive spatial data analysis. Essex. 1995.
  • FOTHERINGHAM S., ROGERSON P. Spatial Analysis and GIS. null. null, 1994. ISBN null.
  • Kaňok, J. Tématická kartografie. PF OU Ostrava. null. Ostrava: PF OU, 1999. ISBN null.
  • Longley, P. A.. [et al.]. Geographic Information Systems and Science. London : Wiley&Sons, 2001. ISBN 0-471-89275-0.
  • RAPANT, P. Geografické informační systémy. null. null, 1998. ISBN null.
  • Voženílek, V. Aplikovaná kartografie I.-tematické mapy. Olomouc. null. null, 1999. ISBN null.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Geography (A6) Geography courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography (A7) Geography courses 1 Summer