The International Association of Geodesy 1862 to 1922: from a regional project to an international organization

  title={The International Association of Geodesy 1862 to 1922: from a regional project to an international organization},
  author={Wolfgang Torge},
  journal={Journal of Geodesy},
  • W. Torge
  • Published 25 March 2005
  • Mathematics
  • Journal of Geodesy
Abstract.Geodesy, by definition, requires international collaboration on a global scale. An organized cooperation started in 1862, and has become today’s International Association of Geodesy (IAG). The roots of modern geodesy in the 18th century, with arc measurements in several parts of the world, and national geodetic surveys in France and Great Britain, are explained. The manifold local enterprises in central Europe, which happened in the first half of the 19th century, are described in some… Expand

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