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Datums and Map Projections


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Contents: Introduction; Coordinates and reference systems; Map projections; Transformations; Global navigation satellite systems; Case studies - Transformation of GPS data into a local coordinate reference system; Creation of a three-parameter geocentric transformation from an official national transformation; Designing a map projection; Calculations using map grid coordinates; Creating overlays in Google Earth; Appendices - Terminology; Computations with spherical coordinates; Basic geometry of the ellipsoid; The Molodensky equations; Determination of transformation parameters by least squares; References


Reviews of the first edition:'What a wonderful little book! ... first class ... worthy of recommendation to students and professional practitioners alike.' The Photogrammetric Record.'The book is a welcome addition to the Whittles stable of geomatics texts ... I'll certainly be recommending it to my students!' SoC Bulletin'... would suggest it becomes compulsory reading before anyone attempts to use maps to display positionally referenced data. It will also be of value to all surveying students ...' Surveying World'... the author should be congratulated on providing a clear explanation of the terminology, relationships, transformations and computations involved when combining data from different sources. ... well detailed case studies ...ideal for anyone trying to come to grips with the complexities of datums and map projections.' Cartography------------------'...is one of those books you will refer to over and over again during your career...this completely revised and updated second edition would suit students and practising professionals equally...professionals of geoscience, geology, engineering, geodesy or cartography would clearly benefit from the material presented in this text...The book is concise, logically presented, with clear and highly resolved colour images. Qualitatively the book serves as an excellent guide for all geoscience professionals'. PESA News

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