A practical guide to coordinate reference systems, Datums and Map Projections: For Remote Sensing, GIS and Surveying has become a key book for many students and professionals around the world. 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 from other sources - the rewritten and expanded second edition includes a revised structure that better groups common themes, greater scope and coverage of all possible types of coordinate reference systems, more examples and case studies from around the world, terminology of the ISO 1911, and color illustrations.
"Written for those working with spatially referenced data? a guide to the problems that may be associated with datums and map projections."
-Sci Tech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 3, September 2001
"The author of this book should be congratulated?a very practical approach to the subject?the author has very sensibly opted for the use of numerous, well-presented, detailed examples and diagrams to simplify the concepts?suitable for anyone involved in the use of spatial data?"
-Allison Kealy, University of Melbourne
Introduction. Coordinates and Reference Systems. Map Projections. Tranformations. 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 Oarameters by Least Squares. References.