Geodetic Monument Design: Geodesy's Feet of Clay


This page provides links to various documents describing designs for geodetic monuments: we call this geodesy's feet of clay both because it is often the limiting factor in precise geodetic measurements and because it definitely involves interacting with the dirt. This is a problem in which there is no single "best" answer: different designs work better in different conditions, and there is a very definite tradeoff between cost and quality.

Some Links to Designs

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      IGPP home page

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