Fundamental to sustainable development
Geospatial measurements support sustainable development policymaking. Photo: Bjørn-Owe Holmberg
Geodesy plays an increasing role in people’s lives, from finding directions using a smart phone to alleviating poverty.
Because the Earth is in constant motion, an acccurate point of reference is needed for making measurements. Geodesy provides a very accurate and stable coordinate reference frame for the whole planet: A Global Geodetic Reference Frame.
The GGRF session at the World Bank's Land and Poverty Conference 2016:
“Accurate geospatial infor- mation provides a critical foundation for sustainable economic development.”
“Geodesy most of the time being not visible to citizens, plays an imporant and crucial role in the country infrastructure.”
“The Global Geodetic Reference Frame provides the firm ground for all restoration works.”
“We need more information about the planet in order to measure and deal with climate change.”