The greening of geodetic theory

  • F. Sansò
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 125)


In the first paragraph an attempt is made to clarify what is the meaning of theoretical geodesy by comparing it with theoretical physics. In the second paragraph an analysis is performed to identify the specific character of theoretical geodesy, culminating in the definition of a standard model of geodetic data analysis. In the third paragraph five examples are presented of unsolved theoretical geodetic problems. A short conclusion follows.


Gravity Field Data Analysis Model Inertial Reference System Minimum Energy Solution Ellipsoidal Domain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Sansò
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  1. 1.DIIAR, Sez. RilevamentoPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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