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Documents on the History of IAG


A collection of papers on the history of IAG

1980 Levallois, J.J.: The history of the International Association of Geodesy. Bull. Geod. (54) 249-313, 1980. 1984 Angus-Leppan, P.-V.: A note on the history of the International Association of Geodesy. Bull. Geod. (58) 224-229, 1984. 1988 (...)

The new structure of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) viewed from the perspective of history

(1) Astronomical Institute, University of Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH – 3012 Bern, Switzerland e-mail: gerhard.beutler@aiub.unibe.ch, andreas.verdun@aiub.unibe.ch (2) Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, Marstallplatz 8, D – 80539 Munich, Germany e-mail: drewes@dgfi.badw.de Abstract. The IAG Executive Committee and the IAG Council decided to invoke a thorough review of the IAG and its structure w(...)

Past Officers (Presidents and General Secretaries) of the IAG

Direct link to the entities (Mittel-) Europaeische Gradmessung: Central Bureau / Perm. CommissionInternationale Erdmessung / Association Géodésique InternationaleInternational Union of Geodesy and Geophysics - Section GeodesyIUGG - International Association of (...)

A Note on the History of the IAG

The International Association of Geodesy can trace its roots back to the early 19th century, a time of great progress in geodesy, when Bessel and Gauss made important contributions to the science. One of Bessel's pupils was J.J. Baeyer, who later became an officer of the Prussian General Staff. In 1861 General Baeyer wrote a report suggesting that the states of Europe should work together on the measurement of the size and shape of the earth and propo(...)