oa MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Geodesy and surveying
|Article Title||Geodesy and surveying|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 *University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 1942|
|Pages||341 - 384|
|Keyword(s)||Azimuth, Break-circuit chronometer, Cadastral compilation, Greenwich Sidereal Time, Latitude, Local Sidereal Time, Longitude of the Cape, Measurement of geodetic base-line, Shape of the earth and Time of emission of signals|
Besides the interest taken by astronomers in measuring the size of the earth, they have as mathematicians and in other ways assisted the general science of geodesy by their contributions to map projections or the depicting of an oblate spheroidal earth surface on a plane sheet of paper, and by their assistance generally in respect of improvements to instruments, clocks, etc.
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