Course: Geoinformation technologies for economists

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Course title Geoinformation technologies for economists
Course code KGE/EGIS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Novotná Marie, Doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Geoinformation technologies (GI) - means for processing space information; 2. Cartographic terms necessary for work with GI; 3. Data structures for GI. Raster data and their application. Vector data, basic elements - points, lines, polygons. Remote sensing; 4. Sources of geographical data for economists; 5. Basic GI operations, gaining and organizing geodata; 6. Principles of creation of thematic maps; 7. Creation of map graphics and tabular outputs; 8. Procedures of solving analytical tasks. Basic operations with databases; 9. Hardware requirements for GI, software products.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Seminar classes, Lecture, Lecture with visual aids, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 13 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 22 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
basic knowledge of maps
professional skills
Basic computing skills.
general eligibility
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
to understand basic structures of geodata
to handle basic operations with geographic database
to know selected map servers
to create simple themed maps
professional skills
create thematic maps with economic content
elaborate some methods for an economic information analysis
general eligibility
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Lecture with visual aids
Practicum
Skills demonstration
Students' portfolio
Seminar classes
professional skills
Lecture with visual aids
Practicum
Students' self-study
general eligibility
Lecture
Practicum
Students' self-study
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
professional skills
Seminar work
Test
general eligibility
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Booth, Bob, Michell, Andy. Začínáme s ArcGIS. New York - Redlands: ESRI., 2001.
  • Novotná, Marie, Čechurová, Monika a Bouda, Jakub. Geografické informační systémy ve školách. Plzeň, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7380-385-8.
  • Tuček Ján. Geografické informační systémy. Principy a praxe. Praha: Computer Press., 1998.
  • Voženílek, Vít. Geografické informační systémy I. Pojetí, historie, základní komponent. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého., 1998.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Retail Management (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2015) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (2015) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (2015) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (2013) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (2017) Economy 2 Summer