Course: Fundamemtals of Geografical Information Systems

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Course title Fundamemtals of Geografical Information Systems
Course code KIG/1GIS1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + 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 Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pacina Jan, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Elznicová Jitka, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Semester schedule, passing conditions, introduction into the subject, 2. Modeling of geographic objects 3. Vector data and it's data models 4. Raster data and it's data models 5. Sources of spatial and attribute data 6. Coordinate systems and transformation in between them, geometrical transformations 7. Data souces in the CZE 8. GIS analysis 1 9. GIS analysis 2 10. Landscape development evaluation 11. Digital terrain models 12. GPS 13. Test 14. GIS usage at FŽP

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The course provides basic information on Geographical Information Systems (GIS). It familiarizes students with data structure and compares GIS with related software tools. It deals with cartographic elements, data base principles and advantages of mentioned facility for saving, processing and representation of geographically located data. Seminars are focused on mastering of available software tools and basic GIS instruments and methods. Students who pass this course are able to use given data in GIS and acquire their own data and utilize GIS for their documentation and presentation.
Basic theoretical knowledge about GIS and practical knowledge including the ArcGIS software (processing existing data-sets, creation of own data a basic GIS analysis, creation of map compositions).
Basic PC abilities (copy/compress data files)

Assessment methods and criteria
Passing conditions: 1. Attendance to practical lessons 75% 2. 3 GIS projects. 3. Theoretical and practical test.
Recommended literature
  • David E. Davis:. GIS pro každého, Vytváříme mapy na počítači. Praha, Computer Press 2000, 112 s.. 2004.
  • Internet. Internetové stránky předmětu.
  • Rapant, P.:. Úvod do geografických informačních systémů. Ostrava, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2002, 112 s. . null. null, 2000. ISBN null.
  • Tuček J. Geografické informační systémy - Principy a praxe. Praha, Computer Press, 1998, 424 s.. 1998.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Environment Environmental Protection (B) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Summer
Faculty of Environment Environmental Protection (B) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Summer