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Course detail

Information Systems and Digital Cartography

Course unit code: FAST-IE59
Academic year: 2017/2018
Type of course unit: optional
Level of course unit: Doctoral (3rd cycle)
Year of study: 2
Semester: winter
Number of ECTS credits:
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.
Course contents (annotation):
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.
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: RNDr. Ladislav Plánka, CSc.

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