Title:

Geographical Information Systems

Code:GIS
Ac.Year:2004/2005
Sem:Summer
Curriculums:
ProgrammeField/
Specialization
YearDuty
IT-BC-3BIT-Elective
Language of Instruction:Czech
Private info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/GIS/private/
Credits:4
Completion:examination (written)
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSeminar
Exercises
Laboratory
Exercises
Computer
Exercises
Other
Hours:260085
 ExamsTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:60100030
Guarantor:Hrubý Martin, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS)
Lecturer:Hrubý Martin, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Intelligent Systems FIT BUT
 
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.
Description:
  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.
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  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.
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
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
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
Progress assessment:
  Mid-term test
 

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