[jee-uh-det-ik] /ˌdʒi əˈdɛt ɪk/
pertaining to .
of or relating to geodesy
another word for geodesic
The scientific study of the size and shape of the Earth, its field of gravity, and such varying phenomena as the motion of the magnetic poles and the tides.
[jee-uh-det-ik] /ˌdʒi əˈdɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to . 2. . /ˌdʒiːəʊˈdɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to geodesy 2. another word for geodesic
- Geodetic latitude
geodetic latitude (jē’ə-dět’ĭk) The angular distance between a point on the Earth’s surface and the equator, using as the vertex the intersection with the equatorial plane of a perpendicular line drawn from the surface point. Compare geocentric latitude.
- Geodetic longitude
geodetic longitude The angular distance between the prime meridian and another meridian passing through a point on the Earth’s surface. Because the vertex of the angle is the center of the Earth, the same as for geocentric longitude, the value is the same for both types of longitude. Compare geocentric longitude.
noun 1. a land area survey in which the curvature of the surface of the earth is taken into account. geodetic survey A survey of a large area of land in which corrections are made to account for the curvature of the Earth.