Geodesy and Principles of Precise GPS Positioning
GPS
for Land Surveyors
by Jan Van Sickle
Hardcover
(June 1996)
Ann Arbor Press; ISBN:
1575040417
Review
An introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and a practical
guide to the techniques used in a GPS survey. Van Sickele, a surveyor
himself, simplifies the math while still presenting the most important
elements of the GPS design and technology, covering biases and solutions,
receivers and methods, coordinates, planning a survey, observation,
and postmission processing. Includes some illustrations.

Now: $69.95


GPS
: Theory and Practice
by B. HofmannWellenhof, H. Lichtenegger, J. Collins
Paperback
400 pages 5th edition (March 2001)
Springer Verlag; ISBN:
3211835342 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.67 x 9.57 x 6.55
Review
This book shows in comprehensive manner
how the Global Positioning System (GPS) works. The use of GPS for
precise measurements (i.e. surveying) is treated as well as navigation
and attitude determination. The basic mathematical models for various
modes of GPS operations and detailed explanation of the practical
use of GPS are developed precisely in this book. Additionally, the
text shows why and how the kinematic mode differs from the static
mode and exemplifies types of projects where different measurement
modes are used. Explanations of proper project planning, execution
data reduction, and coordinate computation are provided for novice
GPS users.

Now: $59.95


GPS
Satellite Surveying
by Alfred Leick
Hardcover
584 pages 2nd edition (January 1995)
John Wiley & Sons;
ISBN: 0471306266 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.34 x 9.57 x 6.56
Review
The global positioning system (GPS) is a satellite based tool used
by surveyors and the navigation community. This edition includes
coverage of the latest advances in receiver technology and GPS signal
structure. It also provides more uptodate information on the stateoftheart
in GPS as applied to surveying and explores the technologies and
techniques leading to the convergence of navigation and surveying.

Now: $99.00


Introduction
to Geodesy : The History and Concepts of Modern Geodesy
by James R. Smith
Paperback
200 pages (March 1997)
John Wiley & Sons;
ISBN: 047116660X ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 9.23 x 6.15
Review
Geodesy is the science that deals with the Earth's figure and the
interrelationship of selected points on its surface. This is the
only book on the market designed to provide readers with an introduction
to geodesy without the usual emphasis on complex mathematics. Describes
such positioning techniques as horizontal and vertical geodetic
datums. Satellite geodesy, electromagnetic distance measurement,
laser ranging and emerging technologies including the global positioning
techniques and GIS are among the topics discussed. Features scores
of twocolor diagrams and examples to facilitate understanding.

Now: $54.95


Satellite
Geodesy : Foundations, Methods, and Applications
by Gunter Seeber
Hardcover 2nd
edition (March 2000)
Walter De Gruyter;
ISBN: 3110127539
Review
A comprehensive treatment, with particular emphasis
on observation methods and applications.

Now: $49.95


Theory
of Satellite Geodesy : Applications of Satellites to Geodesy
by William M. Kaula
Hardcover
140 pages reprint edition (November 2000)
Dower Pubs; ISBN:
0486414655
Review
The book begins with a concise description of
the earth's gravity field in terms of potential theory. After a
quick refresher on matrices and orbital elements, Kaula proceeds
to describe the motion of an artificial satellite. In particular,
he provides a detailed analysis of gravity field perturbations upon
the evolution of the orbital elements including secular effects
and resonance effects. The final chapters are concerned with modeling
observations used to track satellites, using the observations to
estimate the true motion of the satellite, and estimating geodetic
information from the motion of the satellite. Although first published
in 1966, this book remains one of the best volumes available on
satellite theory and geodesy. It is still used as a reference and
textbook by many if not most experts in the field. However, the
work is certainly not perfect. Kaula gives a concise and complete
coverage of the subject, but it comes at the cost of loads of equations
with little explanatory text. This can make it somewhat difficult
to follow. It is certainly not written as a popular guide for the
general public. Nevertheless, many astrodynamicists are delighted
to have this volume available from the good folks at Dover.

Now: $7.95


Geodesy
by Wolfgang Torge
Paperback
3rd edition (May 2001)
Walter De Gruyter;
ISBN: 3110170728
Review
An introductory textbook for graduate students of geodesy, geophysics,
and surveying. Presents fundamental theories, geodetic reference
systems, terrestrial and spacebased measurement instrumentation,
and modelling techniques.

Now: $49.95


Linear
Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS
by Gilbert Strang, K. Borre
Hardcover
(October 1997)
Wellesley Cambridge
Press; ISBN: 0961408863
Review
This book provides a comprehensive look at the
mathematical algorithms for optimizing measurements for geodesy
and global positioning. It contains three major sections. The first
is Linear Algebra, which is the fundamental tool in positioning
calculations. The second is Geodesy, which includes the correct
weightings for observation errors and least squares. The third is
GPS, which is described on several levels: the basic system structure,
the algorithms that yield accurate positions from inaccurate pseudoranges,
and Kalman filtering for superior accuracy in postprocessing observations.
A large library of MATLAB files is freely available with the book.
It also includes a very nice section on the RINEX format.

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Theory
of Carrier Adjusted DGPS Positioning Approach & Some Experimental
Results
by Jin XinXiang
Paperback
(November 1996)
Delft Univ Press;
ISBN: 9040713790
Review
A dissertation which develops a new approach
for real time DGPS positioning, consisting of a new algorithm for
generating differential corrections at a reference station, as well
as an algorithm for determining mobile positions at a mobile site.

Now: $43.50


GPS
for Geodesy
by Peter J. G. Teunissen,, Alfred Kleusberg (editors)
Hardcover
2nd edition (October 1998)
Springer Verlag; ISBN:
3540636617
Review
The second edition contains the edited lecture
notes of the 2nd International School GPS for Geodesy in Delft,
The Netherlands, March 1997. The 2nd school was organized using
the successful formula of the first school. New topics were added
to the original program. The focus was on the description of the
use of GPS measurements for geodetic applications. Additional topics
included GPS quality control, active GPS reference stations, longdistance
kinematic GPS and atmospheric models from GPS.

Now: $89.95


