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the branch of geology that studies the shape of the earth and the determination of the exact position of geographical points

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Geodesists produce the coordinates with Program for the Adjustment of GPS Ephemerides (PAGES) software that uses the method of "double differences" to remove clock errors in the GPS satellites and the ground stations.
In 1732, the captain of the ship Gavriil, Ivan Fedorov, and the geodesist Mikhail Gvozdev reached the New World "opposite the Chukchi Peninsula.
The earliest description (1816) of a micro-goniometer comes from the astronomer and geodesist Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Bohnenberger (1765-1831) of Wurttemberg.
A geodesist who assumes that the earth is an ellipsoid and makes his measurements in North America will arrive at a different determination of the size and shape of the earth than would a geodesist who makes his or her measurements in India.
William Strange, Chief Geodesist of the National Geodetic Survey, was the principal speaker at the forum.
Upon the recommendation of this Society Dr Ian Glass has been awarded a McIntyre Award for his publication, Nicolas-Louis de La Caille Astronomer and Geodesist, which meets the criteria for academic standard, originality and literary presentation.
Venice appears to be continuing to subside, at a rate of about 2 millimeters a year," said Yehuda Bock, a research geodesist with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, Calif.
It is stated by Chief geodesist Graeme Blick that the strategy makes sure the Geodetic Office works to support changing developments in satellite-based positioning technology and new ways of using location information.
Nicolas-Louis de La Caille, Astronomer and Geodesist, Oxford University Press.
M-estimators, based on the estimation with the most reliable methods, used most often in geodesist elaborations; it was proven that the most robust m-estimator is the maximum likelihood estimator ([rho]), described by (Huber, 1981):
A graduate from Moscow Engineering Institute of Geodesy, Aerial Surveying and Cartography (engineer geodesist, 1970).
So, a combination of the Royal Navy survey teams and their cartographers and geodesists here at the UKHO helped develop the new charts and products to help her get out of Rosyth, and more importantly, into her new home in Portsmouth Harbour.
They include not only archaeologists and students of archaeology but also architects, geodesists, restorers, numismatists, and representatives of many other interdisciplinary fields.
2006) and their high sampling rate (up to 50 Hz, see Genrich and Bock, 2006) GnSS stations are increasingly becoming important tools, not only for geodesists but also for seismologists.