Geodetic Surveying and Satellite Positioning

  • Tom Logsdon
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Abstract

In 1988 a team of surveyors used the signals from the Naystar satellites to re-establish the locations of 250,000 landmarks sprinkled across the United States. According to one early press report, their space-age measurements caused the research team to “move the Washington Monument 94.5 feet to the northwest!” And during that same surveying campaign, they moved the Empire State Building 120.5 feet to the northeast, and they repositioned Chicago’s Sears Tower 90.1 feet to the northwest.

Keywords

Baseline Length Navigation Solution Transit Satellite Empire State Building Equipotential Contour 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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