GGIT 501 - Geodesy and Map Projections

Homework I





The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics


International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) is a non-governmental, scientific organization. IUGG is dedicated to the international promotion and coordination of scientific studies of Earth (physical, chemical, and mathematical) and its environment in space. IUGG is comprised of seven semi-autonomous Associations, each responsible for a specific range of topics or themes within the overall scope of Union activities. IUGG is committed to the principle of free exchange of data and knowledge among nations, and encourages unreserved scientific participation by all peoples.

An Online Tutorial in Geodesy


This page is prepared by University of New Brunswick, Geodesy Group. This tutorial gives an  information about geodesy. It consists of five parts including the introduction, positioning, earth gravity field, geo-kinematics and satellite techniques.

The International Association of Geodesy


The International Association of Geodesy (IAG) is one of seven associations within the International Union of  Geodesy and Geophysics. Its structure covers the subjects related with positioning, advanced space technology, determination of the gravity field, general theory and methodology, geodynamics. This page gives information about geodesy from general to specific. It also includes the geodesists handbook. The contents of the page is  general, publications, IAG awards and IAG fund, calendar, meeting announcements, miscellaneous, bibliographic services and links to geoscience organisations.

Near-Earth Navigation & Geodesy at ESOC


The Home Page on Near-Earth Navigation & Geodesy at ESOC, the Operations Centre of the European Space Agency located in Darmstadt, Germany. This page gives information about ESOC core activities: operation of satellites & ground stations, ground systems engineering, management, administration & support and ESOC facilities: world-wide tracking station network, operational control centres, communication networks.

Geodesy and Photogrammetry


Kungl Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) is the largest technical university in Sweden. This page is prepared for Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry. It includes three part: division of geodesy, division of geoinformatics and  division of photogrammetry.

Geodesy on the World Wide Web


A List of Web Sites Related to Geodesy and Land Surveying Compiled by Huaan Fan, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Curtin University of Technology The Geodesy Group


This page gives information about the geodesy group in Curtin University of Technology. Especially the geodesy-related courses and links sections are very useful for the students.
8 Geodetic Survey Division Canada

Geodetic Survey is responsible for providing and maintaining the national spatial reference system, standards and national networks of gravity and survey control points for Canada. Geodetic Survey ensures the availability of spatial referencing information, expertise and services that are responsive to the needs of clients. Canadian Spatial Reference System is also provided. The primary role of the Geodetic Survey Division (GSD) today is to maintain, continuously improve, and facilitate efficient access to what is now known as the Canadian Spatial Reference System (CSRS).


Geodesy Laboratory

PANGA Data Analysis Facility


The Geodesy Laboratory serves as the Data Analysis Center for the Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA). The Laboratory's primary scientific role is to support high precision geodetic measurements using Global Positioning System (GPS) observations in order to characterize crustal deformation, plate tectonic motions, coastal and earthquake hazards, and other environmental science applications. The Geodesy Laboratory performs daily analysis of a regional network of more than 110 global sites, 30 in the Pacific Northwest GPS stations for crustal deformation, plate motion, volcano monitoring, and coastal hazards studies. The laboratory's primary scientific role is to support high precision geodetic measurements using the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, particularly for the study of earthquake hazards and sea-level processes.

Mathemtical Geodesy and Positioning


MGP's programme contributes to geometric measurement science and aims at the development of models for the use of modern high-precision positioning systems together with their integrity and geometric embedding. A main feature of the programme, also referred to as the 'Delft School', is the special attention given to the linking of mathematical models and the development and operationalisation of geostatistical quality control theory. The programme is subdivided into: Geometrik infrastructure, georeferencing, geospatial referencing and mathematical geodesy.

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