GIS Systems in Fire Protection

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Course Unit Code548-0039/04
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
PEN63Ing. Tomáš Peňáz, Ph.D.
Summary
Objects, phenomena and processes of real world. Earth sciences. Geometric feature and components of feature description (geometric, thematic, time, relation and functional). Spatial analysis using GIS. Network analysis. Allocation of resources and path finding. Fire station location planning and service areas design. Modelling and visualisation of floods. Modelling and visualisation of dangerous chemicals spread in the atmosphere. Computer-aided dispatch. Using GIS for emergency call centres of Integrated rescue system (IRS).
- GIS Applications for Fire and Rescue Service Operations. Using global navigation and positioning systems for data collection and navigation. Mobile GIS technologies application.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The main aim of this subject is to introduce students into the basic geoinformatics terms. The course participant gets knowledge of GIS applications. This know how can be used as a tool within other dominant subjects studies.
Course Contents
- Objects, phenomena and processes of real world. Earth sciences.
- Geometric feature and components of feature description (geometric, thematic, time, relation and functional).
- Spatial analysis using GIS.
- Network analysis. Allocation of resources and path finding. Fire station location planning and service areas design.
- Modelling and visualisation of floods.
- Modelling and visualisation of dangerous chemicals spread in the atmosphere.
- Computer-aided dispatch. Using GIS for emergency call centres of Integrated rescue system (IRS).
- GIS Applications for Fire and Rescue Service Operations
- Using global navigation and positioning systems for data collection and navigation.
- Mobile GIS technologies application.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Bernhardsen, T.: Geographic Information Systems. Viak IT and Norwegian Mapping Authority. Arandal, 1992. 318 str.
Huxhold, W. E.: An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, 1991. 337 str.
Chandrasekhar, T.: ArcGIS Network Analyst Tutorial. Arandal, ESRI Press, 2005
Rapant, P.: Geoinformatika a geoinformační technologie. Ostrava 2006, ISBN 80-248-1264-9, dostupné on-line http://gis.vsb.cz/rapant/publikace/knihy/GI_GIT.pdf
Bernhardsen, T.: Geographic Information Systems. Viak IT and Norwegian Mapping Authority. Arandal, 1992. 318 str.
Huxhold, W. E.: An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, 1991. 337 str.
Chandrasekhar, T.: ArcGIS Network Analyst Tutorial. Arandal, ESRI Press, 2005
Recommended Reading:
- GIS for Fire Station Locations and Response Protocol. An ESRI® White Paper • January 2007 available on-line: http://www.esri.com/library/whitepapers/pdfs/gis-for-fire.pdf
- Minami, M.: Using ArcMap. Redlands, CA : ESRI, 2001, available on-line: http://www.gis.unbc.ca/help/software/esri/Tutorials/Using_ArcMap_Tutorial.pdf
- Vienneau, A.: Using ArcCatalog. Redlands, CA : ESRI, 2001, available on-line: http://www.gis.unbc.ca/help/software/esri/Tutorials/Using_ArcCatalog_Tutorial.pdf
- MacDonald, A.: Building a Geodatabase. Redlands, CA : ESRI, 2001, available on-line: http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.2/pdf/Building_Geodatabases_Tutorial.pdf
- Booth, B., Mitchell, A.: Začínáme s ArcGIS. ESRI, ARCDATA Praha, 2001
- Rapant, P.: Geoinformační technologie. Vysokoškolská skripta. VŠB - TU, Ostrava, 2005, 125 stran. http://gis.vsb.cz/publikace/Skripta_sylaby/u_git/GIT_2005.pdf
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        Exercises evaluationCredit33 (33)17
                ProjectProject13 6
                Written examWritten test13 6
                PresenceOther task type7 5
        ExaminationExamination67 (67)34
                Written examinationWritten examination40 21
                OralOral examination27 0