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Concept of Spatial Coordinate Systems, Their Defining and Implementation as a Precondition in Geospatial Applications
Concept of Spatial Coordinate Systems, Their Defining and Implementation as a Precondition in Geospatial Applications

Author(s): Aleksandar Sekulić, Zoran Nedeljković
Subject(s): Geomatics, Maps / Cartography
Published by: Српско географско друштво
Keywords: Earth; coordinate system; geodetic datum; reference frame; ellipsoid; geoid; ITRF; GNSS;

Summary/Abstract: There are many users of spatial information, and quite large interest about the nature and genesis of such information. Different users found spatial information in the form of maps, plans or alphanumerical tables. Recently, there are more often in the form of spatial databases, and in the form of geographic information systems. What is behind these spatial data? On what foundation are they designed? In this article we look at the basic aspects of space, dimensionality and global coordinate systems in applications of global geospatial research. Here is explained the definition of the coordinate system as an abstract entity and, consequently, its implementation or establishment in the form of a geodetic reference frame, as real geodetic reference network. The applicative aspect of coordinate systems in this article is emphasized through recommendations and considerations during usage of their different implementations.

  • Issue Year: 95/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 77-102
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: English