, Volume 76, Issue 8, pp 451-454

Direct transformation from geocentric coordinates to geodetic coordinates

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Abstract.

 The transformation from geocentric coordinates to geodetic coordinates is usually carried out by iteration. A closed-form algebraic method is proposed, valid at any point on the globe and in space, including the poles, regardless of the value of the ellipsoid's eccentricity.

Received: 14 August 2000 / Accepted: 26 June 2002