Coordinate Systems and Map Projections

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Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 1992 - Science - 476 pages
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The figure of the earth and the reference surfaces used in surveying and mapping; Coordinate reference systems on the plane; Coordinate reference systems on the sphere; The geometry of the spheroid; Some basic ideas about the mathematics of map projections; The ellipse of distortion; The appearance, classification and naming of map projections; Practical construction of map projections; Computation of projection coordinates; The analytical derivation of some map projections; Choosing a suitable map projection the principles; Choosing a suitable map projection the graphical and analytical methods; Discontinuities and deliberate distortions; Projections for navigation charts; Surveying and map projections; The transverse mercator projection; Photogrammetry andremote sensing using conventional photography; Projection transformations employed in photogrammetry and remote sensing using scanning sensors; Other methods of tranformation; Appendix I: Algebraic expressions for the coordinates and particular scales of the most important map projections. Appendix II: Table of projection coordinates for 15o graticule intersections of briesemeister's projection. Appendix III: The transverse mercator equations for a projection of the spheroid in detail.

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The Figure of the Earth and the Reference
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