Course Details

Geographical Information Systems

Academic Year 2024/25

NEA053 course is part of 2 study plans

NPC-ARS / ARA Winter Semester 2nd year

NPC-ARS / ARP Winter Semester 2nd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

graded course-unit credit

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction, definition, interdisciplinary relationships, geographic object, homeomorphism 2. Information systems: types, methods of design, information systems in public administration 3. Database systems: relational algebra, SQL language, spatial indexes, spatial queries, data mining (cluster analysis, artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms) 4. Topology (mathematical, pragmatic - Standard DIGEST) 5. Data models in GIS (vector, raster, matrix) 6. Sources of data in GIS, web mapping services 7. SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure for), the INSPIRE Directive 8. Digital elevation model (raster, vector, TIN) 9. Input data, metadata, data accuracy and quality - standards 10. Map algebra: a model, operators, functions, typical tasks 11. Spatial analysis: history, purpose, types (measurement and classification functions, overlay function in the neighborhood, connecting function) 12. Current trends and developments of GIS


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


I. working in Geomedia Intergraph, fundamental tasks. 1. creating of projekct 2. import raster data 3. import vector data 4. import of coordinates II. working in ArcGIS, fundamental tasks. 5. deal with project 6. deal with project 7. deal with project 8. watershead analysis 9. Image classification 10. distance analysis 11. distance analysis - finishing 12. working with database tables 13. final project