Course detail

Geographic Information Systems

FAST-MR001Acad. year: 2020/2021

Course will provide information on available tools and possibilities of using geographic information systems (GIS) in urban engineering. GIS is a powerful tool for managing, analyzing and presenting data with a wide range of applications in this field. Students will gain knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:
- the possibility of using GIS in urban engineering,
- hardware and software for GIS,
- input data for GIS in urban engineering,
- management of input data, data models,
- GIS analysis tools,
- presentation of the results of analyzes, map creation.


Institute of Water Structures (VST-VST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student complete goal of this course which include developing individual experience in the use of GIS in water management through execution of a term project.


geodesy, informatics, information technology, urban planning, river engineering and weirs


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. Introduction to GIS.
2. Possibilities of GIS in urban engineering - case studies.
3. Hardware and software for GIS.
4. Data formats.
5. Input data for GIS in urban engineering.
6. Data management, data models.
7. - 9. Data analysis.
10. - 11. Presentation of the results of analyzes, map creation.
12. Web GIS applications.
13. Mobile GIS.


The goals of the course are:
to teach the principles and operation of geographic information systems;
to show how spatial hydrologic modeling can be done by developing a digital representation of the environment in the GIS, then adding functions simulating hydrologic processes;
to develop individual experience in the use of GIS in water management through execution of a term project.

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 B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer