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GEODESY FOR THE LAYMAN,
AERONAUTICAL CHART AND INFORMATION CENTER ST LOUIS MO
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The use of intermediate and long range rockets and missiles requires that the distance and direction from launch site to target be accurately known. The science of geodesy can help to provide this information. The basic principles of geodesy and geodetic surveying are presented in an elementary form. The formation of geodetic datums is introduced and the necessity of connecting or joining datums is discussed. Methods used to connect independent geodetic systems to a single world reference system are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the contribution of the Air Force in developing a World Geodetic System. A chapter on Satellite Geodesy and an appendix on Spherical Harmonics have been added in the present edition. Author
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