- Roadmap to Resources
- Tutorial PDF
- Subject Review
- Geodesy (audio podcast)
- Is the Earth round? (Ocean Facts)
- What is Geodesy?
- The History of Geodesy
- Figure of the Earth
- The Horizontal Datum
- The Vertical Datum
- The National Spatial Reference System
- The Global Positioning System
- CORS and GIS
The Elements of Geodesy
Geodesy is the science which makes global positioning possible. Geodesy is literally the science of measuring and monitoring the size and shape of the Earth and the location of points on its surface. NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is responsible for the development and maintenance of a national geodetic data system that is used for navigation, communication systems, and mapping and charting.
The Global Positioning Tutorial is an overview of the history, essential elements, and modern methods of geodesy.
The Roadmap to Resources complements the information in the tutorial, leading you to additional information and data resources from NOAA and other reliable resources.
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