Course detail

Geographic Information Systems

FAST-CN002CompulsoryMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Winter semester1. year of study2  credits

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.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

A student acquires skills in database systems and geographical information systems.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning

Prerequisites

Information technology, software.

Co-requisites

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

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.

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer