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Struve Geodetic Arc

The Struve Geodetic Arc consists of a chain of 265 triangulation survey stations. The chain was initiated and used by the astronomer and geodesist Friedrich von Struve to determine the exact shape and size of the earth. The Geodetic Arc is stretching from a station point at Hammerfest in Norway to a station point close to the Black sea in Ukraine, through ten countries and over 2,820 km. Friedrich von Struve carried out the triangulation measurements from 1816 to 1855. The Struve Geodetic Arc is an outstanding example of scientific collaboration among scientists from different countries. The Alatornio Church of Haparanda and Tornio is a station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland. The Tartu Tähetorn Observatory and the Alatornio Church in Estonia are the only buildings that were used for the measurements. One of the station points in Lithuania is located near Meskonys, a small village not far from Vilnius. The UNESCO World Heritage Site includes 34 of the station points, with different markings, such as drilled holes in a rock, iron crosses, obelisks and buildings. The 34 station points of the Struve Geodetic Arc were declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 2005. Work of Art: Friedrich von Struve.

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Struve Geodetic Arc - The Alatornio Church in Haparanda and Tornio is a station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland. The Geodetic Arc was named after...

The Alatornio Church in Haparanda and Tornio is a station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland. The Geodetic Arc was named after the scientist Friedrich von Struve, he established the Geodetic Arc to determine the exact shape and size of the earth. The Geodetic Arc consists of a chain of 265 triangulation survey stations. The Struve Geodetic Arc gained status as a UNESCO World Heritage in 2005, the listed World Heritage Site includes 34 station points.

  1. Struve Geodetic Arc - The Alatornio Church in Haparanda and Tornio is a station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland. The Geodetic Arc was named after...

    The Alatornio Church in Haparanda and Tornio is a station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland. The Geodetic Arc was named after the scientist Friedrich von Struve, he established the Geodetic Arc to determine the exact shape and size of the earth. The Geodetic Arc consists of a chain of 265 triangulation survey stations. The Struve Geodetic Arc gained status as a UNESCO World Heritage in 2005, the listed World Heritage Site includes 34 station points.

  2. Struve Geodetic Arc - The Alatornio Church in the twin cities of Haparanda and Tornio is a station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland. The Struve Arc is a...

    The Alatornio Church in the twin cities of Haparanda and Tornio is a station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland. The Struve Arc is a chain of 265 triangulation survey stations. The Struve Geodetic Arc is stretching from a station point at Hammerfest in Norway to a station point close to the Black sea in Ukraine. The Geodetic Arc was established and used by the German-Russian astronomer Friedrich von Struve to determine the exact shape and size of the earth.

  3. Struve Geodetic Arc - Struve Geodetic Arc: The graveyard of the Alatornio Church in Haparanda and Tornio, twin cities situated on the Finnish-Swedish border. The...

    Struve Geodetic Arc: The graveyard of the Alatornio Church in Haparanda and Tornio, twin cities situated on the Finnish-Swedish border. The Alatornio Church is one of the station points of the Struve Geodetic Arc. The Geodetic Arc consists of a chain of 265 triangulation survey stations, it is stretching through ten countries and over 2.820 km. The UNESCO World Heritage includes 34 of the station points, with different markings, such as iron crosses, stone obelisks, drilled holes in a rock and buildings.