EAS710 Geographic Information Systems

Code EAS710
Name Geographic Information Systems
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Marika Rošā
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The „Geographic Information System” course is related to the theoretical and practical use of geographic information systems. GIS is used as a decision-making technology in process of solving environmental engineering related problems..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of geographic information systems, in addition to gain experience working with various GIS and databases (incl. program ArcView), visualization, data processing and presentation functions. To understand the possibilities of GIS and able to use them as decision-making technology to solve environmental engineering-related problems.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to evaluate different methods and models of GIS, and to be able to understand how GIS is designed and operates. - Examination: exam. Assessment criteria: Able to to determine the most appropriate GIS method or model to the real situation.
To be able to work with GIS databases and perform a variety of modeling the complexity of the situation (incl. develope macro models and conduct a sensitivity analysis). - Examination: exam. Assessment criteria: able to make optimum use of available GIS data bases and make the necessary situation modeling.
To be able to use program ArcView in GIS modeling. - Examination: exam. Assessment criteria: Able to fully use and apply program ArcView in GIS modeling.
To be able to use available GIS visualization, data processing and presentation functions as well as to evaluate the results. - Examination: exam. Assessment criteria: able to take full advantage of GIS visualization, data processing and presentation functions.
To be able to apply GIS in environmental engineering (eg., determining availability of resources, forecasting the amount of energy available for future, etc.) and to solve specific tasks. - Examination: exam. Assessment criteria: able to take full advantage of all the GIS for environmental engineering.
Course prerequisites Skills in using computer software

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