Oravivuori

Local nameOravivuori
LocationJyväskylä, Finland

The Struve Geodetic Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through ten countries and over 2,820 km, which yielded the first accurate measurement of a meridian.The chain was established and used by the German-born Russian scientist Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve in the years 1816 to 1855 to establish the exact size and shape of the earth. At that time, the chain passed merely through two countries: Union of Sweden-Norway and the Russian Empire.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struve_Geodetic_Arc

More information on the National Land Survey of Finland website http://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/en/node/1555

More information on the UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1187/

Coordinates 61°55'36.256" N 25°32'0.942" E

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