Z3104 Geodatabases

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught partially online.
Mgr. Karel Staněk, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martina Klocová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radim Lískovec (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Karel Staněk, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Karel Staněk, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 11:00–11:50 Z5,02004
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z3104/01: Mon 12:00–13:50 Z7,02017a, M. Klocová, R. Lískovec
Z3104/02: Thu 8:00–9:50 Z1,01001b, M. Klocová, R. Lískovec
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Z2062p Cartography
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 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 26/40, only registered: 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 10 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The main objectives of the course are the following: acquainting students with the database basic with respect to their role in GIS. students acquire query and definition language SQL in relational and post-relational databases making students aware of manipulation with spatial data in above mentioned databases making students aware of document oriented databases
Learning outcomes
- to compile a general database query in SQL language
- to design a relational database structure with limited volume of entities and relationships
- to implement data dictionary of the designed database in SQL language
- to compile a spatial database query in SQL language
  • 1. Basic database models 2. Principles of relational and postrelational DBMS 3. Relational database design (Chen diagram, data types, keys, standard forms) 4. Definition part of SQL 5. Query part of SQL - introduction 6. Query part of SQL - functions and aggregates 7. Query part of SQL - theta join 8. Document oriented databases 9. Document oriented databases query languages 10. Spatial data in databases 11. Computer literacy - Networks and Internet 12. Computer literacy - Computer security 13. Computer literacy - Legal issues Exercises 1. Database creation and management 2. Database definition 3. INSERT command 4. UPDATE, Constrains a ALTER TABLE 5. Base of querrying SQL 6. GROUP BY and Aggregating functions 7. Selections from multiple tables I. 8. elections from multiple tables II. 9. Nested queries 10. Database design
  • POKORNY, Jaroslav. Konstrukce databázových systémů. Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT, 1999. 166 pp. ISBN 80-01-01935-7. info
  • LAURINI, Robert and Derek THOMPSON. Fundamentals of spatial information systems. San Diego: Academic Press, 1998. xxiii, 680. ISBN 0124383807. info
Teaching methods
lectures and practical exercises
Assessment methods
final written exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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