Geodetic Center

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Geodetic Center

 

an underground structure that is made of concrete, reinforced concrete, stone, or metal and that fixes the position of a geodetic control point. A geodetic center is designed to last for a long time. Geodetic centers are used to fix the positions of triangulation stations, traverse stations, survey stations, and reference objects; survey stations form a network laid out by means of both triangulation and traversing. Specially designed geodetic centers are installed in areas of shallow (up to 1.7 m in depth) frozen ground or deep frozen ground, in permafrost areas, and in rocky or sandy areas (seeDATUM POINT, BENCHMARK, and GEODESY).

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