Datums and Map Projections: For Remote Sensing, GIS and Surveying

Datums and Map Projections: For Remote Sensing, GIS and Surveying

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By (author) J.C. Iliffe

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  • Publisher: Whittles Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 18mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 29 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Caithness
  • ISBN 10: 1904445470
  • ISBN 13: 9781904445470
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: liberally illustrated with full colour
  • Sales rank: 339,015

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Over the years since its first appearance, "Datums and Map Projections" has become a key book for many students and professionals around the world. Its theme - a practical guide to coordinate reference systems - is as important now as when it was first published, probably more so when we consider the ever growing use of satellite navigation systems and the introduction of web mapping services such as Google Earth.While retaining the benefits of the first edition - clear presentation assuming no prior knowledge, a problem-solving approach, practical examples and the combination of GPS-derived data with data from other sources - the rewritten and expanded second edition offers very much more: a different structure to give a better grouping of common themes; greater scope to cover all possible different types of coordinate reference system that are used in mapping and related areas; more examples and case studies from around the world; adoption of the terminology of the ISO 19111 standard (Spatial referencing by coordinates); and use of colour illustrations. This remains a vital text for students and practitioners in all areas of geomatics - surveying, remote sensing, GIS, GPS - and much more. Its accessible nature also makes it suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject and its applications.

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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

Table of contents

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