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The science of accurately measuring and understanding the Earth's geometric shape, orientation in space, and gravity field.

A lidar map of Lynnhaven Inlet, Virginia.
partial gravity map for Hawaii
3D shipwreck of submarine in North Carolina
a map of coastal areas
A LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) image created with data collected by NOAA's National Geodetic Survey
a geodesist in the field
A Global Positioning System is set up on a benchmark in Shell Beach, Louisiana.
An airplane flying over a coastal area