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The methodology for area calculation of geodesic polygons in the application of equal-area map projections

Marta Kuźma

Abstract

The doctoral dissertation presents the problems related to the calculation of the area of geodesic polygons on an ellipsoid. The study discusses existing methods of calculation of these areas and presents the Author's concept of a solution of this problem, consisting in the application of equal-area map projections. The conducted works encompassed an analysis of the distortions in selected equalarea map projections for several sample areas and of the influence of such distortions on the area of reduction equivalents of geodesic polygons. Moreover, a method of the calculation of the areas of images of geodesic polygons was developed. Basing on the conducted works, an algorithm was created, followed by the development of computer software. Test calculations were also conducted on selected objects, allowing the author to determine a series of guidelines concerning the possibility of application of the proposed method to calculate the area of geodesic polygons. Finally, the method developed by the author was compared with other methods discussed in the study. The comparison takes into account the calculation results and the complexity of algorithms.
Record ID
WUT5a456a923c32444e8f90e404c68f6e19
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Marta Kuźma Marta Kuźma,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Metodyka obliczania pól powierzchni geodezyjnych wieloboków elipsoidalnych z zastosowaniem odwzorowań równopolowych
Title in English
The methodology for area calculation of geodesic polygons in the application of equal-area map projections
Language
(pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography (FGC)
Discipline
geodesy and cartography / (technology domain) / (technological sciences)
Status
Finished
Start date
22-10-2010
Defense Date
30-01-2014
Title date
30-01-2014
Supervisor
Internal reviewers
Marcin Barlik Marcin Barlik,, Chair of Geodesy and Geodetic Astronomy (FGC/CGGA)Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography (FGC)
External reviewers
Tadeusz Chrobak Tadeusz Chrobak,, Undefined Affiliation
Pages
109
Internal identifier
2/2013
Keywords in English
equal-area map projections, geodetic polygons, computing of area
Abstract in English
The doctoral dissertation presents the problems related to the calculation of the area of geodesic polygons on an ellipsoid. The study discusses existing methods of calculation of these areas and presents the Author's concept of a solution of this problem, consisting in the application of equal-area map projections. The conducted works encompassed an analysis of the distortions in selected equalarea map projections for several sample areas and of the influence of such distortions on the area of reduction equivalents of geodesic polygons. Moreover, a method of the calculation of the areas of images of geodesic polygons was developed. Basing on the conducted works, an algorithm was created, followed by the development of computer software. Test calculations were also conducted on selected objects, allowing the author to determine a series of guidelines concerning the possibility of application of the proposed method to calculate the area of geodesic polygons. Finally, the method developed by the author was compared with other methods discussed in the study. The comparison takes into account the calculation results and the complexity of algorithms.
PKT classification
313700
KBN classification
19
Thesis file
  • File: 1
    412-13 doktorat Kuzma.pdf
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Reviews
  • File: 1
    recenzja_prof.Barlik.pdf
  • File: 2
    recenzja_prof._Chrobak.pdf
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Uniform Resource Identifier
https://repo.pw.edu.pl/info/phd/WUT5a456a923c32444e8f90e404c68f6e19/
URN
urn:pw-repo:WUT5a456a923c32444e8f90e404c68f6e19

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