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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Powell lectured the commission on the two classes of scientific work conducted by the government: the "constructive work" of "applied science," performed for example by the Corps of Engineers; and the "original investigation" that "purely scientific institutions," such as the Geological Survey, the Coast and Geodetic Survey, and the Signal Service "were designed for.
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.
I was fortunate to be an airman in a support squadron--the 1381st Geodetic Survey Missile Squadron--from 1963 to 1967.
In fact, Tony's first work in Australia was the geodetic survey and adjustment that established the control network and associated geoid over the launching range at Woomera.
The two men then "made geodetic survey history" by measuring a degree of latitude for the Royal Society (184).
Coast Guard, and the National Geodetic Survey are conducting the tests at the HA-NDGPS test facility in Hagerstown, MD.
Bids are invited, by May 28, 2002, for the supply of GPS equipment and the execution of a geodetic survey.
In addition to the hydrographic and oceanographic work, the expedition members carried out fisheries investigations for the Fisheries Research Board, collected birds and mammals for the National Museum and ectoparasites for the Department of Agriculture, gathered information on game and fur-bearing mammals, and made astronomical fixes for the Geodetic Survey.
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.
Paul Hartzhiem, Geodetic Survey Engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Vermont Society of Land Surveyors in spring 1990 about the HARN in Wisconsin, which was among the first states to implement a HARN.
Prequalification are invited for execution of engineering and geodetic survey for the object: "Major overhaul of a residential house No.
As part of the second phase of construction sites have been edited and translated route of sewerage network and construction of protective concrete plan on the ground with geodetic survey, carried out excavation is lentovidni based on the length of 70 meters, placed reinforcement is required and is performed cementing the foundations of that length.