Geodesist’s Handbook 2008

  title={Geodesist’s Handbook 2008},
  author={Hermann Drewes},
  journal={Journal of Geodesy},
  • H. Drewes
  • Published 16 October 2008
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geodesy
Euler and the Flattening of the Earth
B y the middle of the 17th century, after the round-theworld voyages of Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan), Francis Drake, Ignacio de Loyola, and others, there could no longer be any doubt that
Dynamic positioning configuration and its first-order optimization
Traditional geodetic network optimization deals with static and discrete control points. The modern space geodetic network is, on the other hand, composed of moving control points in space
IAG WG SC1.3 on Regional Dense Velocity Fields: First Results and Steps Ahead
Several newly reprocessed global and regional cumulative position and velocity solutions were submitted to the Working Group to find a consensus on discontinuity epochs for stations common to several networks and were restricted to contain only the core networks over which the analyst has full control so that ITRF2008 discontinuities could be applied.
A Dense Global Velocity Field Based on GNSS Observations: Preliminary Results
In a collaborative effort with the regional sub-commissions within IAG sub-commission 1.3 “Regional Reference Frames”, the IAG Working Group (WG) on “Regional Dense Velocity Fields” (see
Hungarian national report on IACS 2007–2010
From 2006 high-education of Hungary has been changed to the European standard three-level system agreed in Bologna. The new curricula for the three level system including the Bachelor (BSc), the
Introduction of the Global Geodetic Observing System
The Modem Geodesy monitors physical and geometrical shape and motion of the Earth and, more importantly, its temporal variations with unprecedented precision. It provides accurate and stable


Fundamental Parameters and Current (2004) Best Estimates of the Parameters of Common Relevance to Astronomy, Geodesy, and Geodynamics by Erwin Groten, IPGD, Darmstadt
At present, systems of fundamental constants are in a state of transition. Even though the uncertainties of many constants have substantially decreased, the numerical values themselves did not