|National Geodetic Survey: Who We Are|
NGS program descriptions (PDF format):
NGS Organizational Information describes NGS organizational structure.
Vision, Mission, and Strategic Goals provides a more detailed
description of NGS and its functions.
The Office of National Geodetic Survey, as defined in the NOAA Organizational Handbook.
Contact Us: personnel directory and location information.
|So, what is geodesy? Who needs it and why?|
|Of or determined by geodesy.||The science concerned with determining the size and shape of the Earth and the location of points upon its surface.||The surface of the Earth's gravity field which best fits sea level.|
|Geodesy, Imagine the Possibilities A brochure (in pdf format) explaining the role of geodesy in contemporary America.|
|Geodesy for the Layman A "classic" report which presents the basic principles of geodesy in an elementary form. [also available in pdf format]|
|An Online Tutorial in Geodesy A introduction to geodesy by the GeodesyGroup of the University of New Brunswick.|
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