Hardcover: 584 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 2nd edition (January 23, 1995)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Probably an important book for your GPS library, but it's easy to get lost in all the complex equations. Not for someone who is interested in the basics or who wants an overview. If you want the nitty-gritty details, this one's for you.
I am surpised by the previous reviews. I am going to press on this book solely because of the excellent way in which the author has reviewed the subject. The text is as easy to understand and clearly explained as any book could be on such a complicated subject. The insertion and detailing of formulae is related to the text with similar clarity. The author naturally assumes some knowledge of the subject by the reader. If you are at this level the rest is relatively painless. The author's use and command of the English language is as good as his knowledge of the subject of GPS. For those of us that have listened to rooms full of GPS boffins speaking their own dialect this book provides a definitive translation.
This book is all that I had thought. The explanation is clear and the autor becames it easy to understand. The best aquisition that I have done since I begun to study GPS.Congratulations to Alfred Leick.Cartograph Engineer
There is much discussion of error sources but there does not appear to be any discussion of the basic principles on which GPS is based. I have not been able to find anywhere in his book where he states that GPS relies on the principle that the GPS receiver lies on or near the intersection of 3 sphere surfaces centered at the estimated positions of the satellites. In section 8.1.1 "The Navigation Solution", four nonlinear equations are stated but there is no discussion of how to solve them. There is no mention of trilateration. The discussion of error sources can be quite useful but the lack of discussion of basic principles detracts from the value of the book in my opinion
GPS looks like a "Black Box",I want to understand the thoery,method and programming a GPS data processing software.
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