The Derivation of the Mapping Equations and Distortion Formulae for the Satellite Tracking Map Projections.
DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY HYDROGRAPHIC/ TOPOGRAPHIC CENTER WASHINGTON DC
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Rigorous derivations of the Satellite Tracking conic and cylindrical projections are presented. The first fundamental quantities of the projection surface parameters as functions of spherical earth parameters are developed. Using these quantities, newly derived in this paper, general equations of the distortion in length, area, and azimuth are developed. Examples of the graticule and distortion values are given for the Landsat orbit. Author
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