PDH Online

Basic Geodesy

Credit: 4 PDH
Course Fee: $48.00
44 pages

Course Summary:

Geodesy is the oldest among the earth sciences, dating back to the Sumerians of 5000 years ago. It’s subject and name have been widely unknown. Man’s present ventures into space, his commercial explorations on continental shelves and his increasing knowledge of science and its relationship to the world around him have made him aware of geodesy’s increasing contribution.

Learning Objective:

Upon completion of this course the participant would learn:

  • Shape and size of the earth
  • The Gravity field of the earth
  • Point positioning on the ground for surveying

Each of these will be discussed in separate chapters.

Review the quiz before studying the course.

Course Content

Course Author: NOAA, US Department of Commerce

Course 1

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