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Noun: satellite triangulation
  1. The branch of satellite geodesy in which geodetic problems are solved on the basis of positional (angular) observations of artificial earth satellites.
    "Efforts are now under way to extend and tie together existing continental networks by satellite triangulation so as to facilitate the adjustment of all major geodetic surveys into a single world datum and determine the size and shape of the Earth spheroid with much greater accuracy than heretofore obtained."

Type of: triangulation

Encyclopedia: Satellite triangulation