Geodesy for the Layman
by Richard K. Burkard
Publisher: Defense Mapping Agency 1984
The publication attempts to develop an appreciation of the scope of geodesy and to generate some understanding of the problems encountered in the science. The basic principles are presented through discussions of various geodetic topics such as: ellipsoids, geoid, horizontal surveying, leveling, geodetic datums and gravity.
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