|Engineering & Science|
and Map Projections
Dr. J.C. Iliffe, Senior Lecturer in Geodesy, Department of Geomatic Engineering, University College London
|234 × 156
mm; c.192pp; paperback; c.80 diagrams and map projections
Description -|- Contents -|- Reviews
This book is a practical guide for those working with spatially referenced data and the problems that may be associated with datums and map projections. There has been a vast increase in the use of spatial data in recent years due to the development of geographic information systems for handling and manipulating data in digital form and also the development of techniques such as the global positioning system and satellite (or airborne) remote sensing. Increasingly, this is a subject that many non-specialists find they have to deal with and the book makes the issues clear without assuming any prior knowledge. The book focuses on solving the problems encountered when combining data from different sources, and explores short cuts applicable when incomplete information is available. There are many practical examples and extensive case studies and appendices of essential formulae.
What the reviews say:
|'What a wonderful little
book! this is a very practical guide to the apparently mysterious world of datums
and map projections. ... provides readers with clear and concise explanations,
which are amply illustrated with practical solutions to real problems. ... this
is a first class book, worthy of recommendation to students and professional practitioners
|'The book is a
welcome addition to the Whittles stable of geomatics texts ... I'll certainly
be recommending it to my students!'
|''An economical text
which is compulsory reading for today's mapmakers. This is a timely little book
aimed at bringing to a new and rapidly growing professional group some understanding
of the geodetic principles underlying the positional aspects of geographic data
and its presentation by maps. ... Jon Iliffe has produced an economical text which
will prove very useful to all those new mapmakers ... Indeed ... 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 ... '
'... the author of this
book 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, which depict common
problems encountered by users of spatial data and their solutions'. '... the
content is quite generic and suitable for anyone involved in the use of spatial
data'. '... ideal for anyone trying to come to grips with the complexities of
datums and map projections'.
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