The Resource Precise geodetic infrastructure : national requirements for a shared resource, Committee on the National Requirements for Precision Geodetic Infrastructure, Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Precise geodetic infrastructure : national requirements for a shared resource, Committee on the National Requirements for Precision Geodetic Infrastructure, Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Precise geodetic infrastructure : national requirements for a shared resource
Title
Precise geodetic infrastructure
Title remainder
national requirements for a shared resource
Statement of responsibility
Committee on the National Requirements for Precision Geodetic Infrastructure, Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Geodesy is the science of accurately measuring and understanding three fundamental properties of Earth: its geometric shape, its orientation in space, and its gravity field, and the changes of these properties with time. Over the past half century, the United States, in cooperation with international partners, has led the development of geodetic techniques and instrumentation. Geodetic observing systems provide a significant benefit to society in a wide array of military, research, civil, and commercial areas, including sea level change monitoring, autonomous navigation, tighter low flying routes for strategic aircraft, precision agriculture, civil surveying, earthquake monitoring, forest structural mapping and biomass estimation, and improved floodplain mapping. Recognizing the growing reliance of a wide range of scientific and societal endeavors on infrastructure for precise geodesy, and recognizing geodetic infrastructure as a shared national resource, this book provides an independent assessment of the benefits provided by geodetic observations and networks, as well as a plan for the future development and support of the infrastructure needed to meet the demand for increasingly greater precision. Precise Geodetic Infrastructure makes a series of focused recommendations for upgrading and improving specific elements of the infrastructure, for enhancing the role of the United States in international geodetic services, for evaluating the requirements for a geodetic workforce for the coming decades, and for providing national coordination and advocacy for the various agencies and organizations that contribute to the geodetic infrastructure."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
526.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB296.U6
LC item number
N387 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Precise geodetic infrastructure : national requirements for a shared resource, Committee on the National Requirements for Precision Geodetic Infrastructure, Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-120)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where on earth am I now? -- Geodesy for the benefit of society -- Geodesy requirements for earth science -- The geodetic infrastructure: current status and future requirements -- Geodetic reference frames and co-location requirements -- Support for the precise geodetic infrastructure
Control code
ocn701057225
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 142 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282917095
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612917097
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
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291709
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not applicable
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.b35938353
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)701057225
  • pebcs0309158125

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