He set up a new curriculum for applied mathematics at the university which spread over six semesters and included applications of mathematics to astronomy, geodesy and technology.
While Laplace and Gauss contributed to the physical sciences such as astronomy and geodesy , Fisher used his mathematical gifts to till the fertile ground of biology.
In the field of geodesy , however, Eratosthenes will always be remembered for his measurements of the Earth.
He proposed the method of triangulation and this work is the foundation of geodesy .
Even the most imaginative pioneers did not foresee the real impact of GPS on many fields of professional life, in particular my field, geodesy and surveying.
Triangulation, first proposed by the sixteenth-century Dutch geodesist Gemma Frisius, was until the development of satellite geodesy the main method by which regional geodetic networks were measured.
The earthquake at Koyna, with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale, contradicted this belief and evoked interest on the part of geologists, geodesists , dam experts, and engineers.
As in the past, the geodesists , the surveyors, and all who want to have the most-robust and precise Global Navigation Satellite System will again be denied.
Engineers and geodesists today would use the Global Positioning System or laser range-finding theodolites to do this sort of work.
Until now, GPS has been primarily the preserve of those who know what they're doing - the surveyors, navigators, geodesists , and cartographers.