geodetic survey


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geodetic survey

[¦jē·ə¦ded·ik ′sər‚vā]
(engineering)
A survey in which the figure and size of the earth are considered; it is applicable for large areas and long lines and is used for the precise location of basic points suitable for controlling other surveys.

geodetic survey

A land survey in which the curvature of the earth is considered; applicable for large areas and long lines; used for the precise location of basic points suitable for controlling other surveys.
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Principal conference outcomes were a call for a national geodetic survey as a basis for mapping and land administration and for the Commonwealth to take the leading role in the topographic mapping of Australia.
It was many years before I followed the advice engraved on the brass circle imbedded in the cement marker and wrote away to the Geodetic Survey in Ottawa.
Following college, he worked as the town engineer in Athol, regional engineer and designer for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration and surveyor for the National Geodetic Survey.
The 175th Engineer Company (Topographic) (Airborne Corps) arrived in Baghdad in December 2004 to provide geospatial engineering support--including terrain analysis, geodetic survey, and map production--to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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The researchers used three different methods to arrive at their estimate--(1) a 1998 global gravitational model produced by NASA and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, (2) a 1999 regional, high-resolution geoid model, and (3) recent measurements made by the National Geodetic Survey of a reference marker on the NIST site.
Peirce, who may have developed such a knack while working with the National Geodetic Survey, states, for example, that the quality of hardness is to be understood in the rubbing together of two stones or rocks to see which leaves a mark on the other.
Knauss has served on a number of committees of the National Research Council, including the ocean policy committee and the earth science division, and on advisory committees to several Federal agencies including the Atomic Energy Commission, Coast and Geodetic Survey, U.
The subject of the preparation of documentation for the execution of construction works, the project of road signs, including equipment permits for special use of roads and public spaces, the plan of the organization construction, surveying work for the realization of works, execution of works of a new sewage system, preparation of documentation of actual realization of construction, implementation of the au- geodetic survey , development of handling and processing orders.