Bulletin Géodésique (1946-1975)

, Volume 93, Issue 1, pp 307–319 | Cite as

Applications of Hotine’s “Mathematical Geodesy”

To the memory of Martin Hotine (June 17, 1898–November 12, 1968)
  • B. H. Chovitz


A complete recasting of the principles of geodesy on a rigorous and unified foundation has been set forth by Hotine in his forthcoming book “Mathematical Geodesy”. The basic idea is that all geodetic measurements and concepts can be most conveniently expressed in suitable three-dimensional coordinate systems. Examples of the generality and simplicity of the method are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. H. Chovitz
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Coast and Geodetic SurveyEnvironmental Science Services AdministrationRockville

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