Course detail

Geographic Information Systems

FAST-CE055Acad. year: 2020/2021

Theory of information. Land information systems.Modeling space relations. Vector and raster data. Digital terrain model. Databasese. Applications.


Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will manage basic theoretical knowledge of geoinformatics/geomatics and digital cartography. They will be introduced with positional and altitudinal bases of geographic information systems. They will achieve detailed knowledge about national digital map works, geoinformatic systéme, spatial databases and about data collection methods for these products.


Basic knowlegde of information technology. Cartographic terminology.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Theory of information
2. Land information systems.
3. Structure and funktion of geographical information systems (GIS)
4. Modelling of space data.
5. Vector presentation of space objects.
6. Rastr prezentation of space objects.
7. Digital terrain model.
8. Databases.
9. Sources of database.
10. Basic analytical and synthetic tasks of GIS.
11. GIS software.
12.-13. GIS applications ArcGIS, Geomedia, web map services.


Understanding of principles of the cartographic interpretation and cartographic work as basic layer GIS. Basic skills with geograaphical information systems.

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-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch N , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch N , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

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