Course detail

Geographic Information Systems

FAST-CN002Acad. year: 2018/2019

Introduction into GIS problems, definitions and divisions of GIS. Data GIS models, phases of formation, typology of GIS, GIS managing data structures.
Definition, collection and organisation of graphical data. Procedure within formation of a GIS project. Planning of geographical technologies. Geographical analyses, spatial questions, questions on mapping objects and attribute tables. Characteristics of programming products of firms Intergraph, Autodesk, Bentley, ESRI. Introduction into problems of modelling over GIS platform. Basic tasks – transport optimisation, goods delivery, optimal routes, region attendance, crisis management, application of GPS systems in transport etc.
New trends of GIS development. Connection of GIS and the Internet. Usage of GIS within public authorities. Usage of GIS for certification of line constructions.
Expert systems and its usage within railway transport.

Department

Institute of Railway Structures and Constructions (ZEL)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of database systems and geographical information systems and to practise acquires knowledge and skills. A student acquires skills in database systems and geographical information systems. At the same time, student will learn to perform advanced procedures for analysis of geographic data. This is especially the 3-D modeling, spatial analysis based on the method of map algebra and optimization of transport routes. The acquired knowledge and skills also include the creation of thematically-based geographic information systems (passport linear structures, spatial planning).

Prerequisites

Information technology, software.

Co-requisites

Collection of geographic data, mapping.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at classes is compulsory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance at seminars.
Successful completion of a written test.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction into GIS problems,
2. Definitions and divisions of GIS.
3. Data GIS models, phases of formation, typology of GIS, GIS managing data structures.
4. Definition, collection and organisation of graphical data. Procedure within formation of a GIS project.
5. Planning of geographical technologies.
6. Geographical analyses, spatial questions, questions on mapping objects and attribute tables.
7. Characteristics of programming products of firms Intergraph, Autodesk, Bentley, ESRI.
8. Usage of GIS within public authorities. Usage of GIS for certification of line constructions.
9. Introduction into problems of modelling over GIS platform.
10. Basic tasks – transport optimisation, goods delivery, optimal routes, region attendance, crisis management,
11. Expert systems and its usage within railway transport.
12. Application of GPS systems in transport etc.
13. New trends of GIS development. Connection of GIS and the Internet.

Aims

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of database systems and geographical information systems and to practise acquires knowledge and skills.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction into GIS problems,
2. Definitions and divisions of GIS.
3. Data GIS models, phases of formation, typology of GIS, GIS managing data structures.
4. Definition, collection and organisation of graphical data. Procedure within formation of a GIS project.
5. Planning of geographical technologies.
6. Geographical analyses, spatial questions, questions on mapping objects and attribute tables.
7. Characteristics of programming products of firms Intergraph, Autodesk, Bentley, ESRI.
8. Usage of GIS within public authorities. Usage of GIS for certification of line constructions.
9. Introduction into problems of modelling over GIS platform.
10. Basic tasks – transport optimisation, goods delivery, optimal routes, region attendance, crisis management,
11. Expert systems and its usage within railway transport.
12. Application of GPS systems in transport etc.
13. New trends of GIS development. Connection of GIS and the Internet.

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

The following exercises are practiced teaching tasks:
1. Build a data model
2. Build a data model, solution of the given example
3. Geographical analysis, spatial queries
4. Questions about map features and attribute tables.
5. Querying in GIS, solution of the given example
6. 3-D modeling within the GIS.
7. Application of map algebra in GIS environment.
8. Map algebra, solving the given example
9. Build models based on the network graph, shortest path analysis
10. Network analysis in GIS, solving the given example
11. Management of transport in GIS, solving the given example
12. Sample data collection in mobile GIS
13. Credit test