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State Geodetic Coordinators: An Important Emerging Position

As the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) completes its transition from the State Geodetic Advisor Program to the Regional Advisor Program by the end of 2016, the states are changing their roles with NGS as well.   In the past, the participating states have been contractual partners with the NGS, providing roughly half of the funding...

2022

The 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 is common knowledge among geodetic, surveying, and other geospatial communities.  Among the information circulating...

NGS personnel check all GNSS instrumentation at the NGS instrumentation and methodologies facility in Corbin, Virginia.

NGS Finds a Real-Time Solution

An Iowa RTN contributes to the National Geodetic Survey’s Geoid Slope Validation Survey of 2014.  The gravimetric geoid model will become the zero-height surface for the new geopotential reference frame, which will replace the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD 88) in 2022.  The Geoid Slope Validation Survey of 2014 (GSVS14) is the second survey conducted...

Fundamentals of Geodesy

Part 1: An Introduction Editor’s note: With this article we start an overview of GeoLearn courses offered by Dave Doyle, former chief geodetic surveyor for the National Geodetic Survey and geodesy editor of xyHt.  GeoLearn (geo-learn.com) is an online education business helping professionals reach mandatory continuing education requirements and sort through everyday work issues. Dave’s...

The deputy director told xyHt that NGA wanted to have a bigger role.

NGA’s Involvement With Our World

Above: The deputy director says that NGA wants to have a bigger role. Editor’s Note: On July 23, xyHt editors Gavin Schrock and Dave Doyle were invited to address an audience of professionals at the headquarters of the federal government’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Springfield, Virginia. While this was a closed-door session held to...