Datums and Map Projections

For Remote Sensing, GIS and Surveying

By J.C. Iliffe

Format: Paperback

A practical guide to coordinate reference systems.

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Whittles Publishing

Whittles Publishing has been established for some years but recently has expanded significantly, becoming a well-known technical publisher on a global stage. They publish quality, well-produced and attractive books and specialise in the following subjects: geomatics, civil and structural engineering and applied science. They are also developing new lists in specific disciplines including architecture and landscape, manufacturing and materials technology, fuel and energy science and geotechnics. They also publish non-technical books within the following areas: maritime, pharology, military history, nature and exploration.

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Over the years since its first appearance, "Datums and Map Projections" has become a key book for many students and professionals around the world. Its theme - a practical guide to coordinate reference systems - is as important now as when it was first published, probably more so when we consider the ever growing use of satellite navigation systems and the introduction of web mapping services such as Google Earth.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 with data from other sources - the rewritten and expanded second edition offers very much more: a different structure to give a better grouping of common themes; greater scope to cover all possible different types of coordinate reference system that are used in mapping and related areas; more examples and case studies from around the world; adoption of the terminology of the ISO 19111 standard (Spatial referencing by coordinates); and use of colour illustrations.

This remains a vital text for students and practitioners in all areas of geomatics - surveying, remote sensing, GIS, GPS - and much more. Its accessible nature also makes it suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject and its applications.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Whittles Publishing
Publication Date 29 Apr 2008
ISBN 9781904445470
Number of Pages 224

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Reviews of the first edition:'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.' Cartography

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