Z8818 Applied Geoinformatics

Faculty of Science
Spring 2013
Extent and Intensity
1/2. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Petr Dobrovolný, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Řezník, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Petr Dobrovolný, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Thu 8:00–8:50 Z3,02045
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z8818/01: Thu 9:00–10:50 Z1,01001b, T. Řezník
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objective is to broaden student's GIS knowledge in practical applications in selected geographical disciplines. The subject is focused on GIS applications in physical and human geography. The main topics are as follows: data sources, spatial data formats, digital terrain modelling, network analyses, GIS analysis with vector and raster (grid) data. A student should be able to understand the basic methods of geoinformatics explained in individual lectures at the end of the course. (S)he would be able to explain when to apply individual methods and make reasoned decisions about preconditions that are necessary for proper utilization of methods in physical geography. (S)he would be able to work with information on data preparation, make deductions based on acquired knowledge concerning application of methods and properly interpret results.
  • 1. Sources of spatial data for physical geography 2. Data types and formats, import, data conversion 3. Analog to digital data transfer 4. Basic of GIS, connection of spatial and descriptive atributes, data querring 5. Simple calculations on vector datain GIS, overlay map algebra 6. Digital terrain modelling (DTM) 7. Spatial interpolation in ArcMap, Thiessen polygons 8. DTM derivates, terrain analysis 9. Hillshading, terrain profiles 10. 3D vizualization, data animation (ArcScene) 11. Raster modelling, basics of map algebra 12. Hydrological modelling basics 13. Síťové analýzy
  • TUČEK, Ján. Geografické informační systémy : principy a praxe. Vyd. 1. Praha: Computer Press, 1998. xiv., 364. ISBN 807226091X. info
  • DEMERS, Michael N. GIS modeling in raster. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. xi, 203. ISBN 0471319651. info
  • Wilson, J., P., Gallant, J., C., (2000): Terrain Analysis: Principles and Applications. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York, 512s.
  • BRIMICOMBE, Allan. Gis, environmental modelling and engineering. 1st ed. London: Taylor & Francis, 2003. 312 s. ISBN 0-415-25923-1. info
Teaching methods
Lectures explaining basic terms and principles in geoinformatics, spatial analysis and digital cartography and presenting individual examples step by step. Practical training based on 11 exercises that are solved using GIS and software for spatial analyses.
Assessment methods
Elaboration of all practical excercises is the basic condition to pass the exam. The exam is in the form of practical test combined with theoretical discussion.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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