Course: Spatial interactions and deformations

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Course title Spatial interactions and deformations
Course code KGG/PID
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
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
  • Klapka Pavel, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Halás Marián, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Erlebach Martin, Mgr.
  • Tomáš Martin, Mgr.
Course content
The course draws on the nature of geographical space as a non-homogenous entity. Attention will be paid to the following issues: real spatial interactions, spatial interaction models (gravitation model, potential, Reilly's model) including the issue of their calibration, distance effect and spatial deformations. The course will include both theoretical basis of spatial interactions and deformations and detailed techniques within particular application cases.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Demonstration
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The objective of the course is to teach the students to apply spatial interactin models.
Apply spatial interaction models.
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Student performance

Processing of excercise, passing the exam.
Recommended literature
  • Abler, R., Adams, J. S., Gould, P. (1971). Spatial Organization : The Geographer's View of the World. Englewood Cliffs (USA): Prentice Hall.
  • Fotheringham, A. S., O´Kelly, M. E. (1989). Spatial interaction models: formulations and applications. London : Kluwer.
  • Golledge, R., Stimson, R. (1997). Spatial Behaviour: A Geographic Perspective. London : Guilford publications.
  • Haggett, P. (2001). Geography: A Global Synthesis. Prentice-Hall.
  • Morill, R. L. (1970). Spatial Organization of Society. Duxbury Press.
  • Pini, G. (1992). L´interaction spatiale. In: Bailly, A., Ferras, R., Pumain, D. eds.: Encyclopédie de géographie. Paris : Economica.
  • Reif, B. (1973). Models in urban and regional planning. Aylesbury.
  • Reilly, W. J. (1931). The Law of Retail Gravitation. New York : Knickerbocker Press.
  • Ullman, E. L., Boyce, R. R. (1980). Geography as Spatial Interaction. University of Washington, Washington Press.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses - -