IOGP Report 373-1
Get an introduction to geodesy as a discipline, whilst raising awareness of the concepts surrounding Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS).
This guidance document is aimed at individuals with an exploration & production (E&P) background but a limited knowledge of geodesy. Its primary objective is to introduce and highlight the importance of geodesy as a discipline, whilst raising awareness of the concepts surrounding Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS). A secondary objective is to provide an appreciation of the risks and consequences of failing to understand the importance of geodesy and CRS in the E&P business. The document will also highlight the existing, more detailed OGP guidance notes, that are available on the OGP’s website. Please note that this document was updated in August 2008 to correct an error (details of the update are listed in the document).