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Basics of Geoinformatics
Abbreviation: B11A04Load: 30(L) + 0(P) + 0(FE) + 30(LE) + 0(S) + 0(PEE) + 0(E) + 0(DE)
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Đuro Barković
prof. dr. sc. Nada Vučetić
Lecturers: Lili Gracin ( Laboratory exercises )
dr. sc. Ana Kuveždić Divjak ( Laboratory exercises )
prof. dr. sc. Nada Vučetić ( Laboratory exercises )
Course description:

Development of the ability to recognize, identify and understand the spatial and spatio-temporal components of the reality.

Learning outcomes at the level of the programme to which the course contributes
  • Understand the role of geodesy, geoinformatics and spatial data in modern world, demonstrate competences in measuring systems, methods and technologies of measurement and spatial data collection.
  • Determine and interpret the size, properties and relations of objects in space on the basis of measured data, spatial databases, plans and maps.
  • Recognise problems and tasks in the application of geodetic and geoinformation principles and methods, and select proper procedures for their solution.
  • Keep pace with and adopt new technological achievements in the field of surveying, geoinformation systems and services based on the position, and the changes in regulations, norms and standards.

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course
  • Formulate the basic concepts and definitions about the space, time, space-time and reality.
  • Explain the process of creating a model using the perceived reality, the conceptual data model and specifications (perception of reality).
  • Explain the concept of abstract universe and discern and share the reality of the elements (entities).
  • Describe and explain various forms of representations of the basic entities of reality.
  • Describe the different views of spatial phenomena and connect the similarities and differences of space and time.
  • Define the representation scale of geospace and explain its importance.
  • Explain and describe the coordinate systems and the location of objects using an attribute.
  • Distinguish and compare different types of maps.
  • Explain the view of geospace based on location, object and time.
  • Distinguish between absolute and relative spatial relationships and explain the basic idea of topological relations.

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

  1. The content and the organization of the course.
  2. The perceived reality. Breaking down the reality into elements, part 1.
  3. Breaking down the reality into elements, part 2. Space and time, part 1.
  4. Space and time, part 2. Similarities and differences between space and time.
  5. Different views of space phenomena, part 1.
  6. Different views of space phenomena, part 2. Geospace scale.
  7. Location of the object described using an attribute. Review of knowledge and skills.
  8. The first test.
  9. Metric and nominal determination of geospatial objects. Reference surfaces. Coordinate systems.
  10. Coordinate transformations. Map projections. Official map projections.
  11. Conceptual models of geospatial data. The view based on location, object and time.
  12. Comparison of absolute and relative spatial relationships.
  13. Terms and definitions from the field of graph theory and theory of sets that are needed to understand the topology.
  14. The topological relationships. Review of knowledge and skills.
  15. The second test.

  1. The organization of exercises and introducing to tasks.
  2. Coding of objects in relation to other objects and in relation to themselves. Short field exercises - to encode the own movement using the described methods and to find an object according to instructions.
  3. Creating of a model of the given geospatial objects described by spatial, temporal and attribute components.
  4. A brief presentation of the model. To refill the presented model with scale values and their domains for each attribute.
  5. Field data collection for the created model.
  6. Field data collection for the created model (continuation).
  7. Getting acquainted with the elements of spatial data (origin, positional accuracy, attribute accuracy, completeness, logical consistency, semantic accuracy and time information) through various examples in geodesy and geoinformatics.
  8. Introduction to systems for position encoding.
  9. Technological solutions for orientation and movement in space: map, compass, handheld and navigational GPS, mobile phone devices. Introduction to a handheld GPS receiver.
  10. Collection of field data about object location for the created model using a handheld GPS receiver.
  11. Analysis of a model of geospatial data.
  12. Processing of data collected in the field and production of bases in QuantumGIS or Autodesk Map.
  13. Processing of data collected in the field and production of bases in QuantumGIS or Autodesk Map (continuation).
  14. Presentation of processed data.
  15. Test

Screening student work
  • Class attendance - 0.5 ECTS
  • Practical training - 1 ECTS
  • Tests - 1.5 ECTS
  • Oral exam - 1 ECTS
  • Written exam - 1 ECTS
Lecture languages: - - -
Compulsory literature:
2. Peuquet D. J.: Representations of Space and Time. The Guilford Press, New York, London 2002.
3. Guptill, S. C. & J. L. Morrison (ed.): Elements of Spatial Data Quality (preveli na hrvatski jezik Tutić, D. i Lapaine, M.). Državna geodetska uprava RH, Zagreb 2001.
4. Molenaar, M.: An Introduction to the Theory of Spatial Object Modelling for GIS. Taylor and Francis, London, Bristol 1998.
5. Maguire, D.J.; Goodchild, M. F.; Rhind, D. W.: Geographical information systems, Principles and applications. Longman Scientific and Technical, New York 1991.
9. Bilješke s predavanja i vježbi
Recommended literature:
6. Hawking, S. W.: Ilustrirana kratka povijest vremena (preveo Damir Mikuličić). Izvori, Zagreb 2004.
7. Hawking, S. W.; Penrose, R.: O prirodi prostora i vremena (preveo Jadranko Gladić). Izvori, Zagreb 2002.
8. Einstein, A.: Moj pogled na svijet (preveo Damir Mikuličić). Izvori, Zagreb 1999.
10. Internetski izvori: http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu
L - Lectures
P - Practicum
FE - Field exercises
LE - Laboratory exercises
S - Seminar
PEE - Physical education excercises.
E - Exercises
DE - Design exercises
* - Not graded
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Programska podrška (c) 2006. Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva.
Oblikovanje(c) 2006. Listopad Web Studio.
Posljednja izmjena 2017-09-26