Chapter 2 – Coordinate Systems. 1-18-2006 Week 1. Before you start. Make sure you have a folder in G drive (student’s folder, not same as University’s student drive) If you don’t have one, create one in G drive. Keycode to this room is 25/14, or 14/25, either one.
b=semiminor axis (polar radius)
f = (a-b)/a - flattening
1/298.26 for GRS1980, and 1/294.98 for Clarke 1866
a = semimajor axis (equatorial radius)
The geoid bulges at the North Pole and is depressed at the South Pole