Course: Digital Elevation Models

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Course title Digital Elevation Models
Course code KGI/DIMOR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Brus Jan, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Svobodová Jana, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1 Introduction (history, definitions, concepts) 2 Data models for DEM (TIN, grid, lattice) 3 Source data for DEM 4 interpolation and triangulation of DEM (IDW, spline, kriging) 5 Evaluation of the quality and accuracy of DEM 6 Assessment of the quality and accuracy of DEM 7 Analysis of DEM (primary and secondary morphometric parameters) 8 Classification of surface 9 Visualization of DEM 10 Application (visibility analysis, modeling volumes, cuts) 11 DEM Software

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes

Define the main ideas and conceptions of the subject, describe the main approaches of the studied topics, recall the theoretical knowledge for solution of model problems.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam, Seminar Work

Student has to prove the knowledge of the subject topics.
Recommended literature
  • Bonham-Carter, F. Gg. (1994). Geographic information systems for geoscientists: modelling with GIS. Elsevier.
  • Hlásny, T. (2007). Geografické informačné systémy priestorové analýzy. Poniky.
  • Klimánek, M. (2006). Digitální modely reliéfu. Brno.
  • Krcho, J. (1990). Morfometrická analýza a digitálne modely georeliéfu. Bratislava, Veda.
  • Neteler, M., Mitasova, H. (2004). Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, Dordrecht.
  • Voženílek, V. a kol. (2001). Integrace GPS/GIS v geomorfologickém výzkumu. Olomouc : VUP.
  • Wilson, J.P., Galant, J. C. (2000). Terrain Analysis: Principles and Applications. Chichester UK & NY.
  • Wood, J.D. (1994). The geomorphological characterisation of digital elevation models. University of Leicester, UK, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Geoinformatics and Geography (1) Geography courses 2 Winter