Survey Earth in a Day on Solstice Day
Planet Earth has never been measured in its entirety with great precision, from thousands of points simultaneously, on a single day. However, the Survey Earth in a Day project is offering the world’s geospatial professionals the chance to change that. On the day of the summer solstice, 20 June 2012, geospatial professionals around the world and members of Land Surveyors United (a global support network for land surveyors) will be simultaneously recording survey-grade GPS data from thousands of points around the globe in order to gain a more accurate understanding of the Earth’s surface.
The first Survey Earth in a Day event will become an annual social surveying education experiment, with a mission not only to learn more about the Earth’s surface but also monitor its changes over time, as a global community. The results will change the knowledge currently available of the shape of the Earth and thus provide new information about our planet’s surface for the benefit of all humanity. Help the surveying industry and the surveyors in your region of the world by representing your area, as the challenge will be to re-measure the entire globe in one single day!
Any geospatial professionals with access to survey-grade GPS equipment who are considering contributing to a world record attempt are invited to join.