The use of artificial satellites for position fixing
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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At the second United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Africa in 1966 the following resolution was passed: (a) The need for a common geodetic datum throughout Africa, (b) The fact that connexions have not been made between the various geodetic networks now existing in Africa, (c) The potential benefits that can be obtained-from satellite observations in establishing a common geodetic datum over vast areas, and connecting separate geodetic networks; (d) The scientific value of geodetic satellite programmes for use in determining the true size and shape of the earth, and Noting that geodetic operations using satellites have already been carried out by a certain number of countries.