Course: GIT in environmental applications

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Course title GIT in environmental applications
Course code KGI/ENVIG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Pechanec Vilém, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course offers a comprehensive approach to monitoring and analyzing the environmental sector with emphasis on the protection and creation of a landscape , forest and agricultural economy . Its structure follows the contemporary studio concept of ecosystem services , which are intertwined knowledge and Geoinformatics Geoecology with its analytical approaches. In the introductory part, the attention enviromentálním data sets - theirs. Students will learn about the existence and availability of environmental data, their supervisor, form , method of storage and distribution. Follow-up analysis of information contained in the data and their possible interpretation and classification in terms of geoinformatics. In the analytical approaches of classical and modern approaches to mapping and analysis of changes in landscape structure using geoinformation technologies. Students are gradually introduced to the methods and approaches used to analyze the landscape. You will get acquainted with the determination and interpretation of landscape-ecological indices and GIT solution for the analysis and assessment of the landscape , expressing its potential. In addition to the standard application of spatial analysis familiarizes students with the tools used in practice. The next section briefly describes the process of environmental protection - authorized institutions and the rate of use of geoinformatics in their professional and administrative activities . Then she focuses on forest and agricultural economy in the country. It presents the basic principles of management with emphasis on actions that are appropriate for dealing with geoinformation technologies . Zooms GI technologies used in caring for ZPF and LPF . In addition to the analysis methods used to discuss the challenges and benefits of the deployment of GIT in these processes. During the exercise , the students practically acquainted with most of the data sets used in the Czech Republic and review virtually all phases of mapping the current state of the landscape and subsequent analysis of the landscape in space and time. Practically learn how to work for environmental data - conversion , interpretation and derivation of information. The most common procedures for documentation of the state and processes in the landscape, data collection and analysis and planning interventions to virtually try . The entire course of the exercise simulates real conditions of practice in terms of entry forms , available data and demand for outputs . handout Landscape and GIT - Landscape dimension , the digital landscape model Data sources for monitoring and landscape changes Analysis of use and stability of the landscape - land cover, landuse, landscape typology, methods of monitoring , analysis and interpretation Analysis of the structure of the landscape - heterogeneity , fragmentation, landscape metrics , GIT tools Analysis of the potential landscape and landscape ecological planning - LANDEP , functional limits Analysis of biodiversity using GIT - Network mapping and finding database; Natura2000 Analysis of ecosystem services Analysis of the landscape and dynamics - descriptive statistics, frequency analysis , time series analysis Modeling evolution and dynamics of the landscape - the types of dynamic models , predictive models GIT role in the process of protection and creation of the environment - the concept deployment GIT, GIT and landscaping programs ; single information system environment inventory and provide information about the environment , registers and information systems environment GIT and forestry - Informatization in forestry , forest typological system ; Regional plans of forest development , forest management plans and curriculum GIT and agricultural production - Evidence agricultural area IASC - LPIS ; precision agriculture

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The course offers a comprehensive approach to monitoring and analyzing the environmental sector with emphasis on the protection and creation of a landscape, forest and agricultural economy. Its structure follows the contemporary studio concept of ecosystem services, which are intertwined knowledge and Geoinformatics Geoecology with its analytical approaches. Practical experience with most of the data sets used in the Czech Republic and review virtually all phases of mapping the current state of the landscape and subsequent analysis of the landscape in space and time.
The course focuses on the acquisition of knowledge. Define key terms, describe the main approaches to demonstrate theoretical knowledge for solving of problems.
Prerequisites
Good knowledge of GIT at the bachelor's degree level. Basic knowledge of forestry, agriculture and nature conservation in the country.
KGI/GFYZ

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Analysis of Activities ( Technical works)

Knowledge of the topics in the content of the course (exam).
Recommended literature
  • Drdoš, J. et.al. (1995). Základy krajinného planovania. Technická univerzita, Zvolen.
  • Eastman, J.R., McKendry, J., Fulk, M. Change and Time Series Analysis, 2nd Edition. UNITAR Workbooks.
  • Fotheringham, S., Rogerson, P. eds. (1994). Spatial analysis and GIS. London-Philadelphia, Taylor and Francis.
  • Goodchild, M. F., Parks, B. O., Steyaert, L.T. eds. (1993). Environmental Modeling with GIS. Oxford Univ. Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Kilianová, H., Pechanec, V., Lacina, J., Halas, P. a kol. (2009). Ekotony v současné krajině. Olomouc. Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.
  • Lipský, Z. (2000). Sledování změn v kulturní krajině. ČZU, Kostelec nad Černými lesy.
  • Meyer, N. (2004). GIS and land records : the ArcGIS parcel data model. Redlands : ESRI.
  • Pauknerová, E. . (1991). Ochrana krajiny a geografické informační systémy. Praha, ČUOP.
  • Pauknerová, E., Kučera, T. eds. Informační zdroje pro využití nástrojů GIS v ochraně přírody a krajiny. Praha.
  • Pechanec, V. (2006). Nástroje podpory rozhodování v GIS. Olomouc. 80-244-1553-4 .
  • Simon, J., Macků, J., Buček, A., Kadavý, J., Vacek., S. (2000). Hospodářská úprava lesa. Vybrané části pro krajinné inženýrství. Brno, MZLU.
  • Skidmore, A. ed. Environmental modellings with GIS and remote sensing. London-New York, Taylor and Francis.


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