Course: Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing

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Course title Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing
Course code KGE/GDPZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Blažek Vojtěch, Mgr.
  • Blažek Martin, Mgr.
  • Dolanský Tomáš, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Features and database 2. Data model GIS 3. Data source for GIS, basic digital map 4. Conversion information of analog to the digital form, georeferencing 5. Digital model terrain (DMT), satellite navigation and positional systems 6. Principles of the of the Remote sensing 7. Basic fission kinds pictures and their characteristics, areas usage Remote sensing 8. Software Google Earth, NASA World Wind 9. Mobile mapping and their usage for education and practice I 10. Mobile mapping and their usage for education and practice II. 11. Period mobile mapping 12. Data processing and production maps 13. Modern geoinformacni technology and their usage 14. Reserve

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Monitoring
Learning outcomes
The subject follows the previous lessons "Computer Technology in Geographical Education", which introduced the basics of GIS and basic work with the ArcView. The objective is to deepen knowledge and the GIS skills and to show to the students possibilities offering by the Remote Sensing. Main solving themes - database structures, data models used in GIS, data import and export, geo-referencing, digitalizing, the basic digital map backgrounds, GIS in public administration, digital terrain (landscape) model (DMT), satellite positioning systems, Global Positioning System (GPS), principles of the remote sensing, physical principles of the remote sensing, classification of visual data, modern geo-information technologies.
Student competences after graduation of the subject result especially from the aims of the subject (see.) and the content of the subject (see.).

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Students have to make good tutorial tasks at programme ArcGIS and work up maps (according to task) at programme ArcMap 9.1
Recommended literature
  • Davis, D. E.:. GIS pro každého - vytváříme mapy v počítači. Praha, Computer Press, 120 s., 2000.
  • Hermann, J., Pomezný, P.:. Úvod do geografických informačních systémů I, II, III. Ostrava, Ostravská Univerzita v Ostravě, 200 s., 2003.
  • Rapant, P.:. Družicové polohové systémy. Ostrava, VŠB-TU, 200 s. 2002.
  • Rapant, P.:. Úvod do geografických informačních systémů. Ostrava, VŠB-TU, 105 s., 2002.
  • Tuček, J. GIS - principy a praxe, Computer Press. Praha, 1998. ISBN ISBN 80-7226-091-.
  • Voženílek, V.:. Cartography for GIS - Geovisualization and Map Communication. Olomouc, Univerzita Palackého, 140 s., 2005.
  • Voženílek, V.:. Geografické informační systémy I. - Pojetí, historie, základní komponenty. Olomouc, Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého, 173 s., 2000.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in geography (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter