Course: Digital Elevation Models

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Course title Digital Elevation Models
Course code KGI/DMREL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
Students will go over the data types for the making of DEM and theire formats, making of DEM, quality evaluation and error evaluation in the models based on the interpolation methods. Student will able to make the optimal DEM based on the optimal method. He will be able to evaluate the quality of DEM. Sylabus: Introduction to the theory of DEM. Data formats, conditions, availability, licences). DEM software (commercional and open source). Interpolation methods. DEM quality evaluation (error identification ant their kvantification). Basic attributes of the DEM - geomorfometry, derives attributes. Using of DEM. Automatic clasification of the shapes.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
The subject deals with the elevation models.
Knowledge 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

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, 398 s.
  • Krcho, J. (1990). Morfometrická analýza a digitálne modely georeliéfu. Bratislava, Veda, 432 s.
  • Neteler, M., Mitasova, H. (2004). Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, Dordrecht, 464 s.
  • 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, 479 s.
  • Wood, J.D. (1994). The geomorphological characterisation of digital elevation models. University of Leicester, UK, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 456 p.

Study plans that include the course
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