Course: Geographic Information Systems

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Course title Geographic Information Systems
Course code KKM/GIS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Zemek František, doc. Ing. Mgr. 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
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 40 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

Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Attendance at lectures, abligatory and active attendance of seminars, to elaborate a credit thesis.
Recommended literature
  • Břehovský M., Jedlička K. Úvod do geografických informačních systémů.
  • Burrough P. A., McDonnell R. A. Principles of Geographical Information. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 1998.
  • 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): Animal husbandry (2016) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Animal husbandry (2019) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural and handling technology (2016) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter