A Relative Geoid for the UK

  • A H Dodson
  • S Gerrard
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 104)


Great Britain is in need of a precise relative geoid, primarily to enable the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) for levelling. In 1987 a collaborative project was started between the University of Nottingham, the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain (OS) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) that would result in a geoid database covering the whole country. This database would be tried and tested as part of the project to ensure its suitability for practical use in Engineering and Topographic Surveying.


Global Position System Geoid Height Geopotential Model Little Square Collocation British Geological Survey 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A H Dodson
    • 1
  • S Gerrard
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space GeodesyNottingham UniversityEngland

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