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xyht 2022

2022: Monumental Changes, Part 1

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series December 2017The National Geodetic Survey of the U.S. responds to surveyors’ questions on how legacy physical geodetic monuments will be affected by the planned 2022 reference framework modernization. Editor’s note: A recent article in xyHt’s online newsletter, Field Notes, prompted a discussion among surveyors on the...

The Modernized NSRS (A Summary)

This entry is part 20 of 23 in the series Field NotesEditor’s Note (from Scott Martin): When I learned that NGS and Dru Smith (the NSRS modernization manager for the NGS) had requested to respond to my August Field Notes, I was quite intimidated. However, my fears were quickly quelled. Thank you, Dr. Smith! As...

2022

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series xyHt in print March 2016The NGS discusses the upcoming national spatial reference framework modernization. Reference framework shift happens. The National Geodetic Survey (NGS)—the federal steward of the National Spatial Reference Framework (NSRS)—is planning a major (if not fundamental) update of the framework. This pending update...