Course detail

Geographic Information Systems

FA-DU8Acad. year: 2020/2021

GIS is an effective tool for managing, analyzing, and presenting data that is widely used in the industry. The output is individually assigned seminar work, processing selected geospatial aspects, related to the original assignment of the dissertation.

Department

Department of Spatial Design (UPT)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The PhD student gains expertise to work with geographic information systems and the ability to obtain and display topographical and geospatial data in the form of an editable map.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of working in a general CAD system such as AutoCAD or MicroStation.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SASHINSKAYA, Maria. Open Data: All You Want To Know About Open Data ((Big Data, Transparency, Urbanism, Transportation, Sustainable Cities, Innovations, Smart Governance, e-government)). B.m.: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. ISBN 978-1542893961. (EN)
GERLACH, Verena, Nicolas KAYSER-BRIL, Michiel de LANGE, Martijn de WAAL, Lev MANOVICH and Dietmar OFFENHUBER. Data-Driven Methods for City Research and Exploration. Katowice: Institution of Culture Katowice: City of Gardens, 2016. ISBN 978-83-63304-87-4. (EN)
HARDER, Christian and Clint BROWN, eds. The ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas about Applying The Science of Where. Second Edition. Redlands: Esri Press, 2017. ISBN 978-1-58948-487-0. (EN)
SAPPINGTON, Nancy, ed. ESRI Map Book: Geography and GIS–Sustaining Our World. Redlands: Ersi Press, 2002. ISBN 1-58948-048-1. (EN)
SOUČEK, Jan, ed. ArcRevue. 2017. ISSN 1211-2135. (CS)
Hanna, K,C. GIS for landscape architects. Ersi Press, 1999. ISBN 1-879102-64-1. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The credit is awarded on the basis of the final presentation of semestral projects, which are graduated individually in both parts of the course.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Graduates will acquire professional knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:
- possibilities of using GIS in spatial planning,
- hardware and software tools for GIS,
- input data for GIS in spatial planning,
- input data management, data models,
- GIS analytical tools,
- presentation of analysis results, map creation.

Aims

The aim of the first part of the subject is to provide information on the available tools and the possibilities of using geographic information systems (GIS) in spatial planning.
The aim of the second part of the subject is the practical preparation of graphics (informative map and graph) on the basis of topographic data related to doctoral research for publication as a part of the elaborated journal article.

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

Continuous processing of tasks min. to 50%, preparation of the semester project and its final presentation.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch URBAN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch URBAN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch ARCH , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    specialization ARCH , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    specialization ARCH , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    specialization URBAN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    specialization URBAN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch URBAN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

14 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation

2 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer