Guidance to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy

With the release of Introduction to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy: Foundations of Geomatics, ESRI Press has added a technical offering to its list of academic titles. The book introduces the fundamentals of geodesy, using the earth's gravitational field to determine a location's exact height, then projecting this three-dimensional information into the two-dimensional realm of cartography. "In searching for a textbook for my own classes, I felt that the existing geodesy books were either too basic or too advanced," says author Thomas H. Meyer, associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. "My... (read more)
2010-06-03 02:32:19

Siberian State Academy of Geodesy Turns 80

The Siberian State Academy of Geodesy (SGGA) has celebrated the 80th anniversary of its foundation. The official celebration took part in the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre on 23 April 2013. The theatre welcomed world-famous specialists, outstanding members of the Academy and many of its graduates. The celebration was followed by the IX International Scientific Congress and Exhibition, Interexpo Geo-Siberia, which took place from 24 to 26 April 2013. Lena Halounová, congress director of ISPRS 2016 in Prague, was the chairperson of the Novosibirsk Workshop 2013 called Global Geospatial Information on Thursday 25 April organised by the ISPRS working group... (read more)
2013-05-10 09:33:49

New Open-source Software Strengthens Satellite Geodesy Capability

Scientists from Geoscience Australia have released new software that will improve the ability to process large, remotely sensed satellite datasets. The new PyRate software is open-source Python software for collating and analysing Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) displacement time-series data. InSAR is a non-invasive geodetic method that detects changes in the height of the Earth's surface using remotely sensed satellite imagery. This is a highly accurate satellite monitoring technique that uses two or more Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of an area to identify patterns of surface movement over time. By monitoring movements of the Earth's surface, scientists can improve... (read more)
2017-06-14 09:27:43
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