ARCHKRA036 Geoinformatické metody výzkumu krajiny

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Peter Kováčik, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Jakub Miřijovský, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Stanislav Popelka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Peter Kováčik, Ph.D.
Institute of Archaeology - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Tue 12:15–13:50 H1
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
ARCHKRA036/A: Mon 11:25–13:00 H1, J. Miřijovský, S. Popelka
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The task of the course is to guide students through the theoretical foundations and practical examples of the application of the latest geoinformatics methods in archaeology. Students first get to know the basic concepts of geoinformatics and the use of spatial data in archaeology. They acquire knowledge about technical equipment, software tools and spatial data, appropriate for archaeological purposes. They will become familiar with the basic procedural parts of working with geodata, i.e. with collection, management, analysis and visualization of digital spatial information. As part of the seminar, specific cases will be demonstrated practical use of GIS (geographical information systems) technologies and methods in archeology on individual cases especially in the area of ​​data collection and processing, analysis and visualization, as well as the creation of cartographic map output in a GIS environment. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the possibilities of using photogrammetry and 3D visualization in archaeology. Learn to create 3D model and combine it with photogrammetric data. They will also be introduced to the possibilities of presenting 3D models on internet, using 3D printing technology or virtual reality. At the end of the course, they will be introduced to the technology eye-tracking and its possibilities in archaeology, including a practical demonstration.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to work with geodata - collection, management, analysis and visualization of digital spatial information.
  • 1. Introduction and methodology 2. Drawing documentation and CAD software. 3. Basic principles of photogrammetry (CAD software). 4. GIS in archeology 1 – Introduction, basic concepts, spatial data 5. GIS in archeology 2 – Basic spatial operations with data, filtering, selection 6. GIS in archeology 3 – Application of geoinformatics in archaeology 7. 3D documentation 1 – Collection of archaeological data using aerial photogrammetric methods 8. 3D documentation 2 – Collection of ground photogrammetry data and their processing into a 3D model 9. 3D documentation – Basic theoretical principles of aerial laser scanning 10. 3D documentation – Data processing from laser scanning 11. 3D visualization 1 – Creating a 3D model 12. 3D visualization 2 – Options for presenting 3D models 13. Use of the "eye-tracking" method in cartography and summary.
    required literature
  • Šmejda, L.: Archeologie, GIS a dálkový průzkum Země. In: Sborník příspěvků 17. konference GIS ESRI. Praha 2008. 22- 26.
  • Gojda, M. – John, J.: Dálkový archeologický průzkum starého sídelního území Čech: konfrontace výsledků letecké prospekce a analýzy družicových dat. Archeologické rozhledy 61, 2009, 467-492.
  • Vávra, A. – Kováčik, P.: Geografické informační systémy v archeologii. Opava 2014.
    recommended literature
  • Brůna, V.: Využití KAP (Kite Aerial Photography) při dokumentaci výzkumu v Abúsíru. Praha 2013. Dostupné z:
  • Howard, P.: Archaeological surveying and mapping. London - New York 2009.
  • Cibera, J.: Geodezie v archeologii. Rkp. bakalářské práce. Západočeská univerzita v Plzni. Plzeň 2011. Dostupné z:
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar
Assessment methods
Credit Written test, oral examination if necessary
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2023.
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