geodetic position

geodetic position

[¦jē·ə¦ded·ik pə′zish·ən]
(geodesy)
A point on the earth, the coordinates of which have been determined by triangulation from an initial station, whose location has been established as a result of astronomical observations, the coordinates depending upon the reference spheroid used.
A point on the earth, defined in terms of geodetic latitude and longitude.
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The current set of charts is based on a single point in Tokyo's Minato Ward whose geodetic position was determined in 1918.
The contracts will support development and commercialization of MetaPix(TM), a patent-pending technology for annotating video imagery with the precise geodetic position and orientation of the camera on a frame-by-frame basis.
In addition to reporting geodetic positions, MAP2PDF allows for displaying coordinates in many different projections or datums.