Course: Freeware a Open Source

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Course title Freeware a Open Source
Course code KGI/FREOS
Organizational form of instruction Exercise + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Nétek Rostislav, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Pechanec Vilém, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The aim of the course is to acquaint the non-commercial alternatives in GIS. As a basic tool system is taught QGIS with GRASS extension. Students can virtually go through all the steps GIS work (based projects, import data, data analysis, display of results, export). In the basic user level, familiar with other FOSS GIS (FW Tools, gvSIG, uDIG, OpenJump etc.). Great emphasis is placed on working with geo libraries that form the core of today's most non-commercial solutions - GDAL, OGR, Proj4. After completing the course the student will be able to work in basic GIT alternative solutions. 1. Introduction to FOSS GIS, resources, overview, comparison 2. QGIS - based projects, import data, 3. QGIS - data analysis 4. QGIS - view the results, export 5. Linking QGIS and GRASS I. 6. Linking QGIS and GRASS II, 7. FW tools 8. GDAL / OGR 9. PROJ4, FDO 10. uDIG & OpenJump 11. gvSIG 12. DotSpatial & SharpMap

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Demonstration
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint the non-commercial alternatives in GIS. After completing the course the student will be able to work in basic GIT alternative solutions.
The course focuses on the acquisition of knowledge. Define key terms, describe the main approaches to demonstrate theoretical knowledge for solving of problems in free and open source software.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of GIS and routine work in ArcGIS.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Student has to prove the basic GIS knowledge of the subject topics.
Recommended literature
  • http://opensourcegis.org.
  • webové stránky jednotlivých produktů.
  • Mitchel T. (2005). Web mapping illustrated. Using. Open Source GIS Toolkits. Sebastopol, O Reilly Media.
  • Tuček, J. (1998). GIS - Geografické informační systémy: principy a praxe. Praha, Computer.


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 3 Summer