Geodesy

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Coordinate Based Cadastre

    With the advance of technology there is a new form of survey that is creating a lot of debate. It is called Coordinate based Cadastre. A GPS/GNSS based system of survey. In today’s world of surveying the debate is, whether to stay with the tried and true methods that are in place today for surveying, or do adapt and embrace the ever advancing new technology in the form of a coordinate based cadaster. This debate is being felt all over the world. Many provinces in Canada and other countries of the world are starting to look at the feasibility of incorporating this new technology. However, I will be concentrating on Canada for now. Seeing as the old and new system are capable of creating Cadastres lets first look at what a Cadastre is. Every country in the world uses some form of cadastre mapping in order to identify parcels of land, and borders. There are three parts to a parcel of land; the owner or interested party of the land, the surveyor who marks the property with monuments, and the plans and maps of the property. (Ballantyne, Northern Lights: Defining Boundaries with Coordinates, 2008) It is a way for a country to control ownership of real estate whether that is public or private. (Cadastre, 2009) Cadastre mapping was first used in the Roman Empire to control taxation. (Cadastre, 2009) The current method of surveying uses a hands on approach. It requires a surveyor to physically mark out a property using monuments (with posts, pits, bars, pins or mounds) using various…

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  • The Importance Of Eratosthenes In Aristotle's Work

    In modern times there are many things that help us figure things out. Things that range from technology, rules, equations, previous discoveries and so on, but in the times of Aristotle there was not much of that. There were many inspired scholars that worked to discover and invent things to help understand the world and how it works. One of those remarkable scholars was Eratosthenes of Cyrene who lived to be about eighty-two years old. Eratosthenes was born in Greece in a colony known as Cyrene…

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  • Why Do We Use Gps

    1 made the first detection of radiation trapped by the earth's magnetic field. Over the next fifteen years they had released more than fifty Explorers to study the radiation, particles, and magnetic fields. However, after 1960, JPL had turned the explorer series over to the new Goddard space flight center in Greenbelt Md., and focused its attention on planetary exploration. Military satellites are used for very important purposes. Some things that they use satellites for is researching,…

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  • Stephen M. Stigler's The History Of Statistics

    Alphonse Allais mentions, “Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime” (Statistics Quotes, 2). The author, Stephen M. Stigler, written the book title “The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900”, expressing the beginnings of statistics between the years 1700 to 1900. Stigler demonstrated how the roles of statistics play in applied sciences of “astronomy, geodesy, experimental psychology, genetics, and sociology”…

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