# Definition of Geodetic line. Meaning of Geodetic line. Synonyms of Geodetic line

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## Definition of Geodetic line

Geodetic line
Geodetic Ge`o*det"ic, Geodetical Ge`o*det"ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to geodesy; obtained or determined by the operations of geodesy; engaged in geodesy; geodesic; as, geodetic surveying; geodetic observers. Geodetic line or curve, the shortest line that can be drawn between two points on the elipsoidal surface of the earth; a curve drawn on any given surface so that the osculating plane of the curve at every point shall contain the normal to the surface; the minimum line that can be drawn on any surface between any two points.

## Meaning of Geodetic line from wikipedia

- respect to a base line or axis; Rectangular, points are defined by distances from two perpendicular axes called x and y. It is geodetic practice—contrary...
- The World Geodetic System (WGS) is a standard for use in cartography, geodesy, and satellite navigation including GPS. This standard includes the definition...
- −90° to +90°, where 0° is the equator. The geodetic latitude is the angle between the equatorial plane and a line that is normal to the reference ellipsoid...
- The National Geodetic Survey (NGS), formerly the United States Survey of the Coast (1807–1836), United States Coast Survey (1836–1878), and United States...
- States Coast and Geodetic Survey Corps on May 22, 1917, which the service recognizes as its official birthday. The Coast and Geodetic Survey Corps became...
- A geodetic datum or geodetic system (also: geodetic reference datum, geodetic reference system, or geodetic reference frame) is a global datum reference...
- geodesic line]. This terminology was introduced into English either as "geodesic line" or as "geodetic line", for example (Hutton 1811), A line traced in...
- vertical or plumb line, which is deflected slightly from the normal, or line perpendicular, to the reference ellipsoid used to define geodetic latitude and...
- Line and its Legend". American Heritage. 15 (2). Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2008. U.S. Coast And Geodetic Survey...
- A geodetic control network (also geodetic network, reference network, control point network, or control network) is a network, often of triangles, which...