Course: GIS in Human Geography

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Course title GIS in Human Geography
Course code KGE/GISHG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, 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.
  • Posová Darina, RNDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
This course consists of these items: 1.Geographic Research and GIS. 2.How to acquire geo-data from primary sources. 3.Secondary sources of geo-information. Use of maps on the Internet. 4.Creating thematic maps. 5.Land use maps. 6.Assessment of point distribution. 7.Creation of surfaces (continuous field). 8.Analysis through a digital terrain model. 9.Creating surfaces through other methods - Inverse Distance Weighted, Voronoi diagrams. 10.Analysis through spatial overlap methods. 11.Analysis through map algebra. 12.Regionalization with the support of GIS, classification and typology of regions. 13.Analysis of transport accessibility and modelling of traffic networks.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Individual study, Lecture with visual aids, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 13 hours per semester
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
know what is a Geographic Information System
to have basic knowledge of cartography
to have basic knowledge of human geography
professional skills
To pass the course students are expected to cope with basic operations in geographical information systems
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
to use geographic information systems to solve various socio-geographic problems"
to prepare a thematic map;
to process the digital terrain model;
professional skills
create and analyze thematic maps and land use maps
evaluate the distribution of points and create surfaces (continuous field)
analyze a digital terrain model
use overlap methods, map algebra methods
solve transport accessibility and model traffic networks
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture with visual aids
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Practicum
Individual study
professional skills
Lecture with visual aids
Skills demonstration
Individual study
Lecture with practical applications
general eligibility
Lecture with visual aids
Skills demonstration
Individual study
Lecture with practical applications
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Test
Skills demonstration during practicum
Seminar work
professional skills
Seminar work
Skills demonstration during practicum
Test
general eligibility
Skills demonstration during practicum
Seminar work
Test
Recommended literature
  • Booth, Bob; Mitchell, Andy. Začínáme s ArcGIS. Redlands : ESRI, 2001.
  • Booth, Bob. Using ArcGIS 3D analyst. Redlands : ESRI, 2000. ISBN 1-58948-004-X.
  • Flowerdew, Robin; Martin, David. Methods in human geography : a guide for students doing research projects. Harlow : Longman, 1997. ISBN 0-582-28973-4.
  • Fotheringham, A. Stewart, Brunsdon, Chris, Charlton, Martin . Quantitative geography : perspectives on spatial data analysis. London : SAGE Publications, 2000. ISBN 0-7619-5948-3.
  • Geletič, Jan. Úvod do ArcGIS 10. Olomouc, 2013. ISBN 978-80-244-3390-5.
  • Johnston, Kevin. Using ArcGIS geostatistical analyst. Redlands : ESRI, 2001. ISBN 1-58948-006-6.
  • McCoy, Jill; Johnston, Kevin. Using ArcGIS spatial analyst. Redlands : ESRI, 2001. ISBN 1-58948-005-8.
  • Monmonier, Mark. Proč mapy lžou. Vyd. 1. Praha : Computer Press, 2000. ISBN 80-7226-238-6.
  • Novotná, Marie, Čechurová, Monika a Bouda, Jakub. Geografické informační systémy ve školách. Plzeň, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7380-385-8.
  • RUDA, Aleš. Základy práce s ArcGIS 10. Brno, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7375-595-9.
  • Tuček, Ján. Geografické informační systémy : pricipy a praxe. 1. vyd. Praha : Computer Press, 1998. ISBN 80-7226-091-X.
  • Zeiler, M. Modeling Our World. Redlands, 1999.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (2015) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2013) Geography courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (1) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (2016) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (2017) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Winter