Introduction to Geodesy: The History and Concepts of Modern Geodesy

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John Wiley & Sons, 6 de maig 1997 - 240 pàgines
Geodesy is the science that deals with the Earth's figure and the interrelationship of selected points on its surface. This is the only book on the market designed to provide readers with an introduction to geodesy without the usual emphasis on complex mathematics. Describes such positioning techniques as horizontal and vertical geodetic datums. Satellite geodesy, electromagnetic distance measurement, laser ranging and emerging technologies including the global positioning techniques and GIS are among the topics discussed. Features scores of two-color diagrams and examples to facilitate understanding.
 

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History of Geodesy
5
Earths Shape
27
Units of Measure
37
Traditional Survey Positioning Techniques
47
Geodetic Systems
83
Physical Geodesy
111
World Geodetic System
125
Satellite Geodesy
138
Very Long Baseline Interferometry
155
Gravity
171
Inertial Surveying
176
Projections
187
Examples of Modern Projects
198
Bibliography
207
About the Author
213
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Sobre l'autor (1997)

James R. Smith, former principal lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Portsmouth, is a member of the Land Survey Division of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, where he has been active for nearly 30 years.

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