TR 80-0003, DMA TECHNICAL REPORT: GEODESY FOR THE LAYMAN (DEC 1983)
TR 80-0003, DMA TECHNICAL REPORT: GEODESY FOR THE LAYMAN (DEC 1983)., The basic principles of geodesy are presented in an elementary form. The formation of geodetic datums is introduced and the necessity of connecting or joining datums is
discussed. Methods used to connect independent geodetic systems to a single world reference system are discussed, including the role of gravity data. The 1983 edition of this publication contains an expanded discussion of satellite and related technological applications to geodesy and an updated description of the World Geodetic System.