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Unit 28 - Affine and Curvilinear Transformations

  • Author(s): Unit 28, CC in GIS;
  • National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
  • Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.;
  • Kemp, Karen K.
  • et al.

This unit discusses methods for transforming coordinates from one system into another, illustrated with an example. Affine transformations are described, including their characteristics and primitives—translation, scaling, rotation and reflection, and curvilinear transformations are briefly introduced.

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