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Introduction to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy: Foundations of Geomatics

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Unique in its approach, Introduction to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy: Foundations of Geomatics presents an introduction to geodesy influenced by GIS, remote sensing, and land surveying. Designed to provide an overview of the discipline, this book is divided into three sections that address basic concepts and tools, geometrical geodesy, and physical geodesy, culminating in the reader’s applied knowledge of the subject.

Intended primarily for the classroom, this text addresses the necessary topics to build a well-rounded introductory course in geomatics. Introduction to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy is suitable for students of geodesy, GIS, remote sensing, engineering, natural resources, and earth science courses. As a professional reference, this book demonstrates how practical problems can be solved by geodetic theory.

Thomas H. Meyer is an associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. He received his doctorate from Texas A&M University where he was a research associate in the Mapping Sciences Laboratory. Meyer has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers about surveying and mapping, and teaches professional education seminars for surveyors throughout the United States.

ISBN: 9781589482159    2010   260 pages   $99.95

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