Course Details

Geographic Information Systems

Academic Year 2022/23

BRA011 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-MI Winter Semester 1st year

Course will provide information on available tools and possibilities of using geographic information systems (GIS) in urban engineering. GIS is a powerful tool for managing, analyzing and presenting data with a wide range of applications in this field. Students will gain knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:
- the possibility of using GIS in urban engineering,
- hardware and software for GIS,
- input data for GIS in urban engineering,
- management of input data, data models,
- GIS analysis tools,
- presentation of the results of analyzes, map creation.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Aleš Dráb, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Water Structures

Objective

The goals of the course are:
to teach the principles and operation of geographic information systems;
to show how spatial hydrologic modeling can be done by developing a digital representation of the environment in the GIS, then adding functions simulating hydrologic processes;
to develop individual experience in the use of GIS in water management through execution of a term project.

Knowledge

Student complete goal of this course which include developing individual experience in the use of GIS in water management through execution of a term project.

Syllabus

1. Introduction to GIS.
2. Possibilities of GIS in urban engineering – case studies.
3. Hardware and software for GIS.
4. Data formats.
5. Input data for GIS in urban engineering.
6. Data management, data models.
7.–9. Data analysis.
10.–11. Presentation of the results of analyzes, map creation.
12. Web GIS applications.
13. Mobile GIS.

Prerequisites

geodesy, informatics, information technology, urban planning, river engineering and weirs

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

5 credits

Semester

winter

Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/253855

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Introduction to GIS.
2. Possibilities of GIS in urban engineering – case studies.
3. Hardware and software for GIS.
4. Data formats.
5. Input data for GIS in urban engineering.
6. Data management, data models.
7.–9. Data analysis.
10.–11. Presentation of the results of analyzes, map creation.
12. Web GIS applications.
13. Mobile GIS.

Exercise

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1. Introduction to GIS, the possibility of using GIS in urban engineering, available software and technology.
2. Semester project requirements.
3.–4. Basic principles of GIS.
5.–7. Data Management – data formats, data sources, data preprocessing for analysis.
8.–11. Data analysis – basic analysis tools.
12. Presentation of results of analyzes – map creation.
13. Presenting the results of semester projects.