Rectification of position data of Scotland in Ptolemy’s Geographike Hyphegesis

@article{Marx2014RectificationOP,
  title={Rectification of position data of Scotland in Ptolemy’s Geographike Hyphegesis},
  author={Christian Marx},
  journal={Survey Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={46},
  pages={231 - 244}
}
  • C. Marx
  • Published 25 June 2014
  • Geography, Physics
  • Survey Review
Abstract The ancient geographic coordinates given for places of Great Britain in Ptolemy’s Geographike Hyphegesis are investigated by means of geodetic methods. The turning of Scotland to the east is modelled by a three-dimensional rotation. On the basis of different data sets of control points, the parameters of the rotation are estimated by means of methods of adjustment theory. Furthermore, a geodetic-statistical analysis method is applied to Scotland, by which groups of places of homogenous… Expand
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