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1st Edition

The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model
Foundation of the Spatial Data Infrastructure

ISBN 9780367387464
Published September 19, 2019 by CRC Press
392 Pages

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Book Description

Traditional methods for handling spatial data are encumbered by the assumption of separate origins for horizontal and vertical measurements. Modern measurement systems operate in a 3-D spatial environment. The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model: Foundation of the Spatial Data Infrastructure offers a new model for handling digital spatial data, the global spatial data model or GSDM.

The GSDM preserves the integrity of three-dimensional spatial data while also providing additional benefits such as simpler equations, worldwide standardization, and the ability to track spatial data accuracy with greater specificity and convenience. This groundbreaking spatial model incorporates both a functional model and a stochastic model to connect the physical world to the ECEF rectangular system.

Combining horizontal and vertical data into a single, three-dimensional database, this authoritative monograph provides a logical development of theoretical concepts and practical tools that can be used to handle spatial data more efficiently. The book clearly describes procedures that can be used to handle both ECEF and flat-Earth rectangular components in the context of a rigorous global environment.

Table of Contents

The Global Spatial Data Model (GSDM) Defined


Spatial Data and the Science of Measurement


Summary of Mathematical Concepts


Geometrical Models for Spatial Data Computations


Geodesy Overview From an Applications Perspective


Geometrical Geodesy


Geodetic Datums


Physical Geodesy


Satellite Geodesy & Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)


Map Projections


Using Spatial Data


3D Global Spatial Data Model (GSDM)

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Burkholder, Earl F.