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Coordinate reference systems and metrology

Surveyor on the field.

Reference systems for coordinates and heights are the basis for all geospatial information. Without them, it is not possible to unambiguously represent the location of an object. One of the main tasks of the Finnish Geodetic Institute is to create and maintain national coordinate and height systems in Finland.

Metrology is the science of measuring and measurement units. The Department of Geodesy and Geodynamics is a National Standards Laboratory in Finland with special expertise in length in geodesy and acceleration of free fall.

Reference systems for coordinates and heights


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