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Geodesy: Introduction to Geodetic Datum and Geodetic Systems

  • Many special areas of geodesy are summarized by the well-known experts
  • Presents geodetic datum and geodetic systems as the common foundations of geomatics
  • Suitable as a basis for courses in geodesy and geomatics

By: Zhiping Lu(Author), Shubo Qiao(Author), Yunying Qu(Author)

422 pages, 15 colour & 132 b/w illustrations


Hardback | May 2014 | #218008 | ISBN-13: 9783642412448
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Geodetic datum (including coordinate datum, height datum, depth datum, gravimetry datum) and geodetic systems (including geodetic coordinate system, plane coordinate system, height system, gravimetry system) are the common foundations for every aspect of geomatics. This course book focuses on geodetic datum and geodetic systems, and describes the basic theories, techniques, methods of geodesy.

The main themes include: the various techniques of geodetic data acquisition, geodetic datum and geodetic control networks, geoid and height systems, reference ellipsoid and geodetic coordinate systems, Gaussian projection and Gaussian plan coordinates and the establishment of geodetic coordinate systems. The framework of Geodesy: Introduction to Geodetic Datum and Geodetic Systems is based on several decades of lecture noted and the contents are developed systematically for a complete introduction to the geodetic foundations of geomatics.


- Introduction
- Geodetic Data Collection Techniques
- Geodetic datum and Geodetic Control Network
- Geoid and Height System
- Reference Ellipsoid and Geodetic Coordinate System
- Gauss and UTM Conformal Projection and Plane Rectangular Coordinate System
- Establishment of Geodetic Coordinate System

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