Study programmes / C-RD Regional Development / Interpretation and visualization of spatial data
Course code:IVIP
Course title in language of instruction:Interpretace a vizualizace prostorových dat
Course title in Czech:Interpretace a vizualizace prostorových dat
Course title in English:Interpretation and visualization of spatial data
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 14/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:SS 2017/2018 - FRDIS
Name of lecturer:RNDr. Jan Caha, Ph.D. (supervisor)
doc. RNDr. Aleš Ruda, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Aims of the course:The course provides theoretic and practic skills dealing with correct using of cartograhic methods in advance of data vizualization and prezentation. The importance of this course lies in avoiding of incorrect data interpretation.
Course contents:
1.Spatial decision supporting (allowance 2/0)
2.Quantitative and qualitative data (allowance 2/0)
a.Interpretation of quantitative data
b.Interpretation of qualitative data

3.Geodatabases representing regional characteristics (allowance 3/0)
a.Data prezentation
b.Map vizualization

4.Mathematic cartography (allowance 2/1)
a.Coordinate systems
b.Cartographic projections

5.Map symbols (allowance 4/4)
a.Point, line and area symbols

6.Map content and composition (allowance 3/2)
a.Basic map features
b.Advanced map features

7.Thematic cartography (allowance 4/3)
8.Vizualization of region development using atlases and sets of maps (allowance 2/1)
9.Map assessment (allowance 2/1)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to make decisions
-ability to work independently
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to carry out statistical processing of sociological data
-Ability to interpret results and to apply statistical knowledge.
-Competently prepare and visualize data in GIS software.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:The course is completed by written test. It is required at lest 60% success rate.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h14 h
     practice12 h0 h
     preparation for exam40 h60 h
     preparation for regular testing0 h15 h
     elaboration of reports30 h0 h
     writing of seminar paper6 h23 h
Total112 h112 h

Basic reading list
  • RUDA, A. -- KOLEJKA, J. Interpretace a vizualizace prostorových dat: podklady pro přednášená témata. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 138 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-855-4.
  • MIKULÍK, O. -- VOŽENÍLEK, V. -- VAISHAR, A. et al. Studium rozvoje regionu založené na vizualizaci geoinformačních databází. 1st ed. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2008. 181 p. Monografie. ISBN 978-80-244-1928-2.
  • VOŽENÍLEK, V. Cartography for GIS: geovisualization and map communication. 1st ed. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2005. 142 p. ISBN 80-244-1047-8.
  • VOŽENÍLEK, V. Aplikovaná kartografie I.: tematické mapy. 1st ed. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2001. 187 p. ISBN 80-244-0270-X.
  • GIS cartography: a guide to effective map design. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 227 p. ISBN 978-1-4200-8213-5.
  • VEVERKA , B. Topografická a tématická kartografie. Praha: ČVUT, 1997.
  • KENNEDY, M. -- KOPP, S. Understanding map projections : GIS by ESRI. Redlands, CA: ESRI, 2000. 110 p. ArcGIS 8 concept guides. ISBN 1-58948-003-1.
  • DAVIS, D E. Vytváříme mapy v GIS: prozkoumejte své okolí i celý svět v geografickém informačním systému. 1st ed. Praha: Computer Press, 2000. 112 p. ISBN 80-7226-389-7.