Course: Geoinformation technologies for economists

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Course title Geoinformation technologies for economists
Course code KGE/EGIS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
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.
Learning outcomes
To equip students with basic knowledge of geoinformation technologies, knowledge of basic geoinformation terms. To direct students to the creation of basic skills when working with a particular geoinformation software application, to work with map portals, to create thematic maps containing economic content, to formulate queries concerning space and its attributes and to create simple map outputs.
Students: - understand basic structures of geodatas and handle basic operations with geographic databases; - know selected map servers; - master practical skills: can create thematic maps with economic content, can elaborate some methods for an economic information analysis.
Prerequisites
Basic computing skills.

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
Assessment methods and criteria
Test, Seminar work, Individual presentation at a seminar, Skills demonstration during seminar

A paper - elaboration of 3 thematic maps, compliance with the conditions of a test by achieving 75%, a possibility of two retests.
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 Information Systems Management (2013) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2015) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (2015) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Retail Management (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (2015) Economy 2 Summer