Journal of Geodesy

, Volume 76, Issue 8, pp 451–454

Direct transformation from geocentric coordinates to geodetic coordinates

  • H. Vermeille

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-002-0273-6

Cite this article as:
Vermeille, H. Journal of Geodesy (2002) 76: 451. doi:10.1007/s00190-002-0273-6

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.

Keywords: Coordinate transformation – Geocentric coordinates – Geodetic coordinates 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Vermeille
    • 1
  1. 1.1 allée du grand duc, 38240 Meylan, France e-mail: hugues.vermeille@wanadoo.frFR

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