Introduction to Geodesy: The History and Concepts of Modern Geodesy / Edition 1

Introduction to Geodesy: The History and Concepts of Modern Geodesy / Edition 1

by James R. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 047116660X

ISBN-13: 9780471166603

Pub. Date: 05/06/1997

Publisher: Wiley

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471166603
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/06/1997
Series:
Wiley Series in Surveying and Boundary Control Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

History of Geodesy.

Earth's Shape.

Units of Measure.

Traditional Survey Positioning Techniques.

Geodetic Systems.

Physical Geodesy.

World Geodetic System.

Satellite Geodesy.

Very Long Baseline Interferometry.

Global Positioning System.

Gravity.

Gyroscope.

Inertial Surveying.

Velocity of Light, EDM, and Laser Ranging.

Projections.

Examples of Modern Projects.

Bibliography.

About the Author.

Index.

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