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Apparatus and method for providing true geodetic coordinates

An embodiment of the present invention utilizes the Reference Point Method (RPM). RPM generates a local magnetic declination variance that is exact for the location of the OP, utilizing an optical stereo imagery database. RPM functions to determine true geodetic coordinates of a target position not available to be displayed in an image database, such as, for example, movable equipment.
Inventors: 

Michael Wirtz, Michael Robert Havlin, Louis Christopher Miller, Michael David Thomas, Frank Joseph Modlinski, James Edward McKnight, Diane Sue Tilley, William Rodney Ditzler

Patent Number: 
US6988049
Patent Issue Date: 
February 17, 2006
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