Difficulties in Defining the Quality of Geodetic Networks

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des Instituts für Geodäsie

Heft 7/1982


 
Difficulties in Defining the Quality
of Geodetic Networks

Jan VAN MIERLO
Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany

 

In: BORRE, Kai / WELSCH, Walter M. (Eds.) [1982]:
International Federation of Surveyors - FIG -
Proceedings Survey Control Networks
Meeting of Study Group 5B, 7th-9th July, 1982, Aalborg University Centre, Denmark

Schriftenreihe Wissenschaftlicher Studiengang Vermessungswesen, Hochschule der Bundeswehr München, Heft 7, Neubiberg, S. 259-274.
 



Abstract

The quality of a geodetic network is concerned with the precision and the reliability of the coordinates. The paper reviews various measures for precision and reliability which are related to the specification of the functional use of the network. The difficulties in using a criterion, which is not invariant with respect to S-transformations, are indicated. The use of a criterion matrix is outlined.

The sensitivity of a network for checking special hypotheses is discussed.
 



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