Transformation between geocentric and geodetic coordinates


André Heck
CAN Expertise Centre
Kruislaan 413
1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

e-mail heck@can.nl

geocentric coordinates, geodetic coordinates, coordinate transformation

Abstract

Currently, iterative algorithms are much used in computational geodesy for solving the conversion from geocentric to geodetic coordinates. We show that use of computer algebra readily leads to a closed form solution, and compare our approach with other solution methods.

Computer Algebra in Industry Edited by A.M. Cohen © 1993 John Wiley & Sons Ltd


Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 1995

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