Z8818 Applied Geoinformatics

Faculty of Science
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Řezník, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Lukáš Herman, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tomáš Pavelka (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marek Lang, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Řezník, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Tomáš Řezník, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Tue 13:00–13:50 Z3,02045
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z8818/01: Mon 17:00–18:50 Z1,01001b, L. Herman, T. Pavelka, T. Řezník
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 21 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 23/21, only registered: 0/21
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: to broaden student's GIS knowledge on practical applications in selected geographical disciplines. The subject is focused on physical geography. Main topics are as follows: data sources, spatial data formats, digital terrain modelling, GIS analysis with vector and raster (grid) data. At the end of the course student should be able to understand basic methods of geoinformatics explained in individual lectures. He/she 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. He/she would be able to work with information on data preparation, make deductions based on acquired knowledge concerning application of methods and properly interpret results.
Learning outcomes
Outputs from the learning process comprise competences of critical evaluation of analytical and synthetical geospatial methods applicability as well as interpretations of geospatial analyses results.
  • 1. Sources of spatial data for physical geography
  • 2. Data types and formats, import, data conversion
  • 3. Analog to digital data transfer
  • 4. Basics of GIS, connection of spatial and descriptive attributes, data querying
  • 5. Simple calculations on vector data in 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
  • 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 from 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 analysis.
Assessment methods
Elaboration of all practical excercises is the necessary conditon for passing the exam. Exam in the form of practical test.
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 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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