Course detail

Information Systems and Digital Cartography

FAST-IE59OptionalDoctoral (3rd cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Winter semester2. year of study8  credits

GIS and other information systems, their structure and function. Modelling of geographic and spatial objects, their representation. Filling of databases from primary and secondary sources, topology building, and entering of attribute data. Data restructuralization, generalization in information systems environment. Analysis of networks and images, and synthetic operations in information systems. Visual reprezentation of reality, animation. Contemporary software systems for land oriented information systems. Information system of surveying and cadastre. Military land information system. State information system and its standards, standarization in field of information technologies (ČSN, CEN, ISO). Contemporary applications of information systems in natural and technical sciences. IS (GIS) exploitation in solution of emergency situations. Network applications of information technologies, INTERNET, INTRANET. Designing of information systems and GIS. Digital cartographic production Czech (DKM, ZABAGED, DMÚ), and worldwide. Principles of their creation. Digital cartographic creation, generalization in digital cartography. Digital technologies in prezentation and map printing. Spatial modelling, solution of morphometric and cartometric problems in 3D. Contemporary software products for 2D and 3D digital cartography.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Mode of delivery

20 % face-to-face, 80 % distance learning

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of GIS

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Cartwright, W., Peterson, M., P.: Multimedia Cartography. Springer, Berlin 1999
Elithorp, J.A.Jr., Findorff, D.D.: Geodesy for Geomatics and GIS Professionals. Xan Edu, Ann Arbor 2003
Longley, P. A., Goodchild, M. F. a kol.: Geographic Information Systems and Science. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2001

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Information systems, their structure and function. GIS. Modelling of geographic and spatial objects, their representation.
2. Filling of databases from primary and secondary sources, topology building, and entering of attribute data. Data restructuralization, generalization in information systems environment. Analysis of networks and images, and synthetic operations in information systems.
3. Contemporary software systems for land oriented information systems. Information system of surveying and cadastre.
4. Contemporary applications of information systems in natural and technical sciences. IS (GIS) exploitation in solution of emergency situations. Network applications of information technologies, INTERNET, INTRANET.
5. Designing of information systems and GIS. Digital cartographic production Czech (DKM, ZABAGED, DMÚ), and worldwide. Principles of their creation. Digital cartographic creation, generalization in digital cartography. Digital technologies in prezentation and map printing.
6. Spatial modelling, solution of morphometric and cartometric problems in 3D. Contemporary software products for 2D and 3D digital cartography.

Aims

Improvement of knowledge about GIS and digital cartography

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.

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer