Accession Number : AD0047282

Title :   GENERAL NON-ITERATIVE SOLUTION OF THE INVERSE AND DIRECT GEODETIC PROBLEMS,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER GEODESY INTELLIGENCE AND MAPPING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Sodano, Emanuel M.

Report Date : APR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Improved practical and theoretical formulas are presented for the calculation of geodetic distances, azimuths, and positions on a spheroid. The formulas are designed for use with either electronic computers or desk calculators. For the latter, the formulas lend themselves to the construction of useful interpolation tables. The report includes convenient computation forms and auxiliary equations which assure a high degree of accuracy for any geodetic line, no matter how short or long (up to half or fully around the earth) and regardless of its orientation or location. Numerical examples illustrate the complete calculation procedure. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GEODESICS, AZIMUTH, POWER SERIES, SPHERES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE