Africa in a world geodetic datum
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)D'Onofrio, Joseph D.;
United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This network will provide a worldwide reference net to which all geodetic, topographic, and navigational data can be related. Also, it will afford the replacement of the classic, time-consuming, long-arc, triangulation methods of determining the size and shape of the earth by a more economical and theoretically superior approach. Finally, it will allow the establishment of a network of geodetically related satellite tracking stations providing more accurate determination of satellite orbits. .This will in turn provide data- ideally suited for analyzing gravimetric and related geophysical parameters leading to a determination of the position of the centre of mass and the overall shape of the gravitational field of the earth.