Geodesy: Trends and Prospects.
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC COMMITTEE ON GEODESY
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The body of this report consists of five chapters Chapter 2, on what geodesy is Chapter 3, on whom geodesy serves and three chapters on how geodesy is done Chapter 4, on standard methodology Chapter 5, on current and potential instrumental developments and Chapter 6, on the people and organizations of geodesy, both governmental and nongovernmental. In addition to reviewing the present state of these topics, these chapters include recommendations where appropriate. The final chapter, 7, emphasizes the main themes, problems, and future committee actions. Chapter 1 is a summary emphasizing the most important recommendations. This organization has led to some redundancies, which have largely been allowed to remain for the sake of textual continuity and completeness.