Accession Number:

ADA129121

Title:

The Use of Bowring's Algorithms for Hydrography and Navigation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY HYDROGRAPHIC/ TOPOGRAPHIC CENTER WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Concise, efficient, noniterative direct and inverse geodetic position computation algorithms for short geodesics on the ellipsoid have been published by B.R. Bowring 1981. These algorithms are ideal for geodetic surveying applications, and their sub-millimeter accuracy has been verified for geodesics up to 150 km long Vincenty 1982. The intent of this paper is to present results of an investigation of the behavior of Bowrings algorithms over longer geodesics and to ascertain their applicability to hydrography and general navigation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE