- Details how to build a coordinate system
- Addresses different methods of leveling, as well as measuring and modeling of height and gravity
- Explores two-coordinate (state-plane, UTM) systems
- Discusses initial points and other aspects of the rectangular system
- Covers the geoid and the concepts of elevation
There are thousands of horizontal geodetic datums and Cartesian coordinate systems currently sanctioned by governments around the world to describe our planet electronically and on paper. Even if a computer has done nothing wrong, coordinate errors can often occur and lead to potentially disastrous miscalculations. This book is a valuable tool to help readers develop an understanding of how coordinate systems work—and how they sometimes don’t.