Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Geographical Information Systems

GIS Acad. year 2004/2005 Summer semester 4 credits

Application areas of GIS, examples and their study. Data representation in GIS, data collection and its processing. Binding between independent GIS and database systems. Data visualization in GIS.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 8 hrs pc labs, 5 hrs projects

Assessment points

60 exam, 10 half-term test, 30 projects

Department

Lecturer

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn the theoretical basis of GISes, their connection with WWW, data bases and display systems. The students will also learn how to work with ArcView system.

Learning objectives

The goal of the course is to teach students the principles of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and to prepare them for the practical work with GIS systems.

Study literature

  • Aronoff, S., Geographic Information Systems: A management perspective. WDL Publications, Ottawa, Canada, 1989
  • Burrough, P. A., Principles of Geographical Information Systems for Land Resources Assessment, Clanderon, Oxford, 1986
  • Maguire, D. J., Computers in Geography, Longman, London, 1989
  • Unwin, D., Hearnshaw, H., Visualization in GIS, John Viley & Sons, 1994

Fundamental literature

  • Aronoff, S., Geographic Information Systems: A management perspective. WDL Publications, Ottawa, Canada, 1989
  • Burrough, P. A., Principles of Geographical Information Systems for Land Resources Assessment, Clanderon, Oxford, 1986
  • Maguire, D. J., Computers in Geography, Longman, London, 1989
  • Unwin, D., Hearnshaw, H., Visualization in GIS, John Viley & Sons, 1994

Syllabus of lectures

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Application fields fo GIS
  • Examples of GIS applications and motivation
  • Representation of data in GIS
  • Data sharing in GIS
  • Data acquiring for GIS
  • Processing of GIS data
  • GIS/data base interconnection
  • Rendering in GIS
  • Forms of GIS outputs
  • GIS and WWW
  • ARCView system
  • Future development of GIS

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  • Individually assigned project for the whole duration of the course

Progress assessment

Mid-term test

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
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