Geodesy is the Earth science of accurately measuring and understanding Earth’s geometric shape, while a Geodesist or Geodetics Engineers, theirs is the science of measuring based on large trajectories.
This field also incorporates studies of how these properties change over time and equivalent measurements for other planets.
Geodesist takes measurements on land, at sea and through powerful telescopes to calculate our most important planetary processes and some extraterrestrial.
GIS technicians and other mapping specialists use Geodesist data for a wide variety of applications.
Geodesists measure such things as gravitational fluctuation, distances between multiple points (this includes planetary bodies and those on Earth or those between Earth and other planetary bodies) and erratic processes such as the motion of the Earth’s crust and polar activity.
Geodesist work in land and planning services as surveyors. They will work with and for architecture services, taking measurements to ensure that buildings or urban plans are constructed on a structurally sound surface, in the right places and that the measurements are aligned.
Bachelor’s degree in geodesy, geophysics, geography or related field of study.
A high degree of verbal, technical and written communication skills, ability to use computer databases and computer simulations; required to be highly mathematical.
It is the process of applied mathematics and physics, meaning that it deals with tangible measurements and calculations rather than theory.
Ability to use specialized surveying equipment; maintain and calibrate equipment regularly