Geodesy and Geoinformation: What's that?
By means of satellites Geodesists are nowadays able to determine at each location on Earth at any time their position within seconds and with centimeter accuracy. The satellite based technology opens among others the following possibilities:
- aircrafts land automatic
- ships are guided through narrow harbour passages
- construction vehicles and robots move and navigate autonomous
- rescue vehicles find their destination much faster
Car navigation systems have meanwhile found their way in most cars and will be standard equipment in the future like steering wheel, airbag and hi-fi system.
Global Navigation Satellite Systems, inertial measurement units with gyroscopes and accelerometers, and classical navigation methods will in the future be used in combination, with geodesists contributing with investigations and research for further development.