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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 Struve Geodetic Arc is stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to a station point near the Black sea in Ukraine, through ten countries and over 2,820 km. The Struve Geodetic Arc is an outstanding example of scientific collaboration among scientists from different countries. Friedrich von Struve carried out his triangulation measurements between 1816 and 1855. The Alatornio Church of Haparanda / Tornio is a station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland. The Tartu Tähetorn Observatory and Alatornio Church in Estonia are the only buildings that were used for the measurements. A station point in Lithuania is located near Meskonys, a small village not far from Vilnius. 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. These 34 station points of the Struve Geodetic Arc gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2005. Work of Art: Friedrich von Struve.

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

The Alatornio Church in Haparanda / Tornio is a station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland. The Geodetic Arc was established and used by the scientist Friedrich von Struve 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 was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005, the listed World Heritage Site includes 34 station points.

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

    The Alatornio Church in Haparanda / Tornio is a station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland. The Geodetic Arc was established and used by the scientist Friedrich von Struve 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 was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005, the listed World Heritage Site includes 34 station points.

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

    The Alatornio Church in the twin cities of Haparanda / Tornio is a station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland. The Geodetic Arc is a chain of 265 triangulation survey stations. The Struve Geodetic Arc is stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to a station point nearby the Black sea in Ukraine. The chain was established and used by the 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 / Tornio, twin cities situated on the Finnish-Swedish border. The...

    Struve Geodetic Arc: The graveyard of the Alatornio Church in Haparanda / 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, obelisks, drilled holes in a rock and buildings.