Course: Geographic Information Systems 1

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Course title Geographic Information Systems 1
Course code KKM/GIS1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zemek František, XXX Ph.D.
  • Pavlíček Tomáš, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Basic principles of GIS, terminology, GIS layers GIS hardware and software features and data structure (raster and vector data, database structures, computer data maintenance) Map projection and georeferencing systems in GIS Data input and acquisition, data preprocessing (raster and vector digitization, georeferencing) Digital elevation model (DEM), data sources and DEM building, DEM derivatives Principles of remote sensing (RS), RS as a GIS data source Principles of multi-layer GIS analysis, GIS outputs and their presentation (graphs, tables, maps) Methodology of multipurpose application of GIS in soil science, hydrology, agriculture and ecological studies

Learning activities and teaching methods
Demonstration, Graphic and art activities
  • Preparation for exam - 48 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 84 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 6 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course introduces Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as a computer-assisted system for the acquisition, storage, analysis and display of geographically related data on different spatial and information level
The student will get acquainted with basic concepts and the essence of geographic information systems. Studen is able to interpret, edit and create raster and vector data.
Basic knowledge of geography of the Czech Republic

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Credit Requirements: Attendance at seminars, submission of seminar paper Exam requirements: Written, oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Břehovský M., Jedlička K. Úvod do geografických informačních systémů.
  • Tuček, J. GIS - principy a praxe, Computer Press. Praha, 1998. ISBN ISBN 80-7226-091-.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Land Adjustment and Real Estate Trade (2010) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer