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dc.description.abstractThe FAO executed AFRICOVER Project aims at the Production of a homogeneous land cover mapping at scales of 1/250,000 to 1/100,000 covering the whole of the Continent of Africa. To carry out this momentous objective, it has been planned to start with the harmonization of the geodetic datum, mapping spheroids and projections. The WG84 has been selected as the geodetic datum to be used together with IAG-6RS80 reference spheroid. This is indeed an ambitious decision and very important for Africa. if it is successfully implemented, at the end of the project, Africa will have a unified datum and spheroid. This is the goal the geodetic communities have been straining to achieve for nearly a century since the 30th Arc Meridian network was conceived by the South African astronomer, Sir David Gill at the end of the 19th Century. In this paper, the author proposes that the geodetic community should cooperate with FAO and all concerned with the AFRICOVER project to ensure that the resulting unified Datum meets geodetic standards. Following this project, the remaining geodetic networks of Africa could then be transformed into the World Geodetic System, so linking Africa to the rest of the world.en
dc.titleThe FAO Africover Project and a Possiblity of a Unified Geodetic Datum for Africa (UGDA)en
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes bibliographical references.en
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababa:en
ags.publisherNameUN. ECA,en
dc.coverage.spatialAFR
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-07T17:18:37Z
dc.date.available2014-04-22T08:59:29Z
dc.date.issued1996-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10855/373
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.languageeng
dc.typeConference document
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::EARTH SCIENCES::GEODETIC SURVEYS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::GEOGRAPHY::ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::SCIENCES DE LA TERRE::LEVES GEODESIQUES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::CIENCIAS DE LA TIERRA::ESTUDIOS GEODESICOS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::RESSOURCES NATURELLES ET ENVIRONNEMENT::GEOGRAPHIE::GEOGRAPHIE ECONOMIQUE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::RECURSOS NATURALES Y MEDIO AMBIENTE::GEOGRAFIA::GEOGRAFIA ECONOMICA
uneca.conference.fulltaxonomyConference Categories::Conferences on Surveying, Cartography and Mapping
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ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.creatorConferenceUN. ECA Regional Cartographic Conference for Africa (9th : 1996, Nov. 11 - 15 : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
ags.subjectThesaurusGEODETIC SURVEYS
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
ags.subjectThesaurusLEVES GEODESIQUES
ags.subjectThesaurusESTUDIOS GEODESICOS
ags.subjectThesaurusGEOGRAPHIE ECONOMIQUE
ags.subjectThesaurusGEOGRAFIA ECONOMICA
ags.subjectClassification03.01.00 Geo-information
ags.availabilityNumber2139
ags.availabilityNumber1996
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.RNECA/NRD/CART.9/ORG.30 Add. 1
ags.JN2139
ags.creatorConferenceCategoryConferences on Surveying, Cartography and Mapping
uneca.language.supporteden


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