By (author) Wolfgang Torge

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  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 431 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 239mm x 25mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3110170728
  • ISBN 13: 9783110170726
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 140figs.
  • Sales rank: 851,985

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The third edition of this well-known textbook, first published in 1980, has been completely revised in order to adequately reflect the drastic changes which occured in the field of geodesy in the last twenty years. Reference systems are now well established by space techniques, which dominate positioning and gravity field determination. Terrestrial techniques still play an important role at local and regional applications, whereby remarkable progress has been made with respect to automatic data aquisition. Evaluation methods are now three-dimensional in principle, and have to take the gravity field into account. Geodetic control networks follow these developments, with far-reaching consequences for geodetic practice. Finally, the increased accuracy of geodetic products and high data rates have significantly increased the contributions of geodesy to geodynamics research, thus strengthening the role of geodesy within the geosciences. The present state of geodesy is illustrated by recent examples of instruments and results. An extensive reference list supports further studies.

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Author information

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Torge, Institut fur Erdmessung, Universitat Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

Review quote

"There is sufficient new material in this edition to prompt anyone seriously interested in the subject to consider purchasing it."L. M. Sebert in: Geomatica 1/2002 "Dieses Buch wird allen Geodasie-Studenten und den Berufskollegen, die mit geodatischen Fragestellungen konfrontiert werden, zur Anschaffung warmstens empfohlen."B. Witte in: Flachenmanagement und Bodenordnung "Es ist das bisher einzige Textbuch mit einem aktuellen Uberblick uber die Geometrische und Physikalische Geodasie, uber geodatische Referenzsysteme und uber die zeitabhangigen geodatischen Konzeptionen im Zeitalter der geodatischen 'NanoScience'. Der Autor ist zum neuesten Werk zu begluckwunschen: Moge eine weitere Verbreitung ein minimaler Dank fur die jahrzehntelange harte Arbeit am neuen Text sein. Als Leitfaden fur die eigene Arbeit benotigt jeder Geodat und Geoinformatiker dieses hoch willkommene Textbuch."E. W. Grafarend in: Zeitschrift fur Vermessungswesen 6/2001 "Deshalb konnen wir das Buch als Lehr- und Handbuch fur Studenten, Hochschullehrer, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter, Promovierende, sogar Diplomingenieure in der Praxis, fur jede, die in einem einzigen Band ein klares Bild uber die gesamte (hohere) Geodasie und ihrer Lage in dem Prozess des naturwissenschaflichen Erkennens der Erde bekommen mochten wohl begrundet empfehlen."Peter Biro in: Allgemeine Vermessungsnachrichten 1/2006

Table of contents

Introduction * Reference Systems * The Gravity Field of the Earth * The Geodetic Earth Model * Methods of Measurements * Methods of Evaluation * Geodetic and Gravimetric Networks * Structure and Dynamics of the Earth References * Index