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Struve Geodetic Arc

The Struve Geodetic Arc consists of a chain of 265 triangulation survey stations. The chain was established and used by the astronomer Friedrich von Struve to determine the exact shape and size of the earth. The Struve Geodetic Arc is stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to a station point near the Black sea in Ukraine, it passes through ten countries and over 2.820 km. The Struve Geodetic Arc is an exceptional example of scientific collaboration among scientists from different countries. Friedrich von Struve carried out his triangulation measurements between 1816 and 1855. One of the station points of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Lithuania is located near Meskonys, a village not far from Vilnius. The Tartu Tähetorni Observatory in Estonia and Alatornio Church in Finland are the only buildings that were used for measurements, both remained unchanged since the measurements. The UNESCO World Heritage Site includes 34 of the station points, with different markings such as drilled holes in a rock, iron crosses, cairns, obelisks and buildings. The 34 station points of the Struve Geodetic Arc gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2005. Work of Art: Friedrich von Struve.  

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Struve Geodetic Arc - Our classic mini next to one of the station points of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Lithuania. This station point is...

Our classic mini next to one of the station points of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Lithuania.

This station point is located near Meskonys, a village nearby Vilnius. The Struve Geodetic

Arc consists of a chain of 265 triangulation survey stations, it stretches from Hammerfest

in Norway to a station point near the Black Sea in Ukraine. The chain was established and

used by the scientist Friedrich von Struve to determine the exact shape and size of the earth. 

  1. Struve Geodetic Arc - Our classic mini next to one of the station points of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Lithuania. This station point is...

    Our classic mini next to one of the station points of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Lithuania.

    This station point is located near Meskonys, a village nearby Vilnius. The Struve Geodetic

    Arc consists of a chain of 265 triangulation survey stations, it stretches from Hammerfest

    in Norway to a station point near the Black Sea in Ukraine. The chain was established and

    used by the scientist Friedrich von Struve to determine the exact shape and size of the earth. 

  2. Struve Geodetic Arc - Struve Geodetic Arc: One of the station points in Lithuania is located near Meskonys, a small village not far from...

    Struve Geodetic Arc: One of the station points in Lithuania is located near Meskonys,

    a small village not far from Vilnius. The Struve Geodetic Arc is one of the foremost

    scientific and technical achievements of its time and has a truly universal significance.

    The UNESCO World Heritage includes 34 of the station points with different markings

    such as drilled holes in a rock, iron crosses, obelisks and buildings.

  3. Struve Geodetic Arc - Struve Geodetic Arc: On our way to the IMM, International Mini Meeting, we parked our  classic mini (1974) next to the...

    Struve Geodetic Arc: On our way to the IMM, International Mini Meeting, we parked our 

    classic mini (1974) next to the station point of the Geodetic Arc at Meskonys in Lithuania.

    The Struve Geodetic Arc consists of a chain of 265 triangulation survey stations and is 

    stretching through ten countries and over 2.820 kilometres. Only 34 of the most prominent

    station points of the Struve Geodetic Arc were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2005.