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.
Table of Contents
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.
“What a wonderful little book! ... first class ... worthy of recommendation to students and professional practitioners alike.”
-- The Photogrammetric Record
“The book is a welcome addition to the Whittles stable of geomatics texts ... I'll certainly be recommending it to my students!”
-- SoC Bulletin
“... would suggest it becomes compulsory reading before anyone attempts to use maps to display positionally referenced data. It will also be of value to all surveying students ...”
-- Surveying World
“... the author should be congratulated on providing a clear explanation of the terminology, relationships, transformations and computations involved when combining data from different sources. ... well detailed case studies ... ideal for anyone trying to come to grips with the complexities of datums and map projections.”