Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / Geoinformation Systems
Course code:GIS
Course title in language of instruction:Geoinformační systémy
Course title in Czech:Geoinformační systémy
Course title in English:Geoinformation Systems
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2; part-time, 20/0
(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:bachelor
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Martin Klimánek, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Andrea Procházková (instructor)
Ing. Petr Vahalík, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:not State Bachelor Examination or now State Bachelor Examination
Aims of the course:Students will get the basic information about spatial data (geodata), geographical information systems (GIS) and main functions and analytical operations using in GIS; learn students the most important practical GIS skills.
Course contents:
1.Spatial data (allowance 2/2)
a.definitions and terminology models
c.spatial data infrastructure

2.Geospatial data and its integration to GIS (allowance 4/2) sets in Czechia and abroad quality and error propagation
c.cartographic projections and coordinate systems

3.Geodata input (allowance 6/12) navigation satellite systems, sensor networks
b.Remote Sensing - multispectral images and laser scanning
c.digitalization, georeferencing, analogue data usage elevation models and topographical modeling
e.attribute data and its integration, geodatabase and queries

4.Spatial operations (allowance 6/6)
a.location and measurement of distances, areas and perimeters, buffering
b.neighbourhood operations, spread functions, friction surfaces and networking
c.multicriterial spatial evaluation

5.GIS outputs (allowance 2/2) producing and compositions
b.thematical cartography, visualization

6.GIS applications (allowance 8/4) of GIS projects, participative and collaborative mapping
b.GIS for mobile devices, geoweb, geoportals
c.precision forestry and agriculture of natural resources, landscape formation and protection

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-basic computing skills
-capacity to learn
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Competence of basic digital spatial data processing
-Competence of spatial data interpolation
-Competence of spatial database processing
-Competence to compute basic spatial statistics

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:Credit: evaluation of attendance on seminars (maximum of one unexcused absence), fulfillment of all training tasks and defence of final credit task (individual work on multi-criteria analysis for 60 minutes). Examination: There are 20 test questions from theory of all lectures and 3 written questions (with open answers). Students will choose one correct answer from 4 possible choices in test part, written questions can be answered with any text. Sum of points is 32 and students must reach the minimum success rate of 60%. All grades are percentually divided from minimum success rate and time limit for exam is 60 minutes.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice28 h20 h
     consultation16 h40 h
     preparation for exam50 h62 h
     preparation for regular assessment8 h8 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h10 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • RAPANT, P. Geoinformatika a geoinformační technologie. 1st ed. Ostrava: VŠB - TU Ostrava, 2006. 513 p. ISBN 80-248-1264-9.
  • KLIMÁNEK, M. et al. Geoinformační systémy: návody ke cvičením v systému ArcGIS. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2008. 66 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-211-8.
  • KENNEDY, M. Introducing geographic information systems with ArcGIS: a workbook approach to learning GIS. 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 628 p. ISBN 978-1-118-15980-4.
Recommended reading list
  • KLIMÁNEK, M. Digitální modely terénu. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2006. 85 p. ISBN 80-7157-982-3.
  • RUDA, A. Základy práce s ArcGIS 10. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2012. 150 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-595-9.
  • Introduction to geospatial technologies. 2nd ed. New York: W. H. Freeman and company, 2014. 512 p. ISBN 978-1-4641-3345-9.