|M.Sc Student||Ronen Grinstein|
|Subject||Research and Implementation of Transformations between|
Horizontal Geodetic Datums for Geographic
|Department||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering||Supervisor||Dr. Gabay Yair|
Definition of a geodetic datum translates to attribution of spatial coordinates to a point. Coordinate transformation have been executed for many decades but only in recent years, when numerous geodetic datums have been defined and calculated, they became an integral part of the mapping process in engineering, industry, photogrammetry, remote sensing and geodesy. The motivation for the research originated from experience with geodetic datum transformations and common GIS software, and familiarity with the relevant features that are usually inflexible, limited and inadequate for certain situations. Transfer of geographic data, between different organizations and countries, from different periods, utilizing various datums in the foundation of their databases, requires an enhancement of current standards and tools.