Direct transformation from geocentric coordinates to geodetic coordinates
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- Vermeille, H. Journal of Geodesy (2002) 76: 451. doi:10.1007/s00190-002-0273-6
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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.