Geodetic line


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the shortest line that can be drawn between two points on the elipsoidal surface of the earth; a curve drawn on any given surface so that the osculating plane of the curve at every point shall contain the normal to the surface; the minimum line that can be drawn on any surface between any two points.

See also: Geodetic

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As provided in the Philippines-Indonesia agreement, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and its Indonesian counterpart, the Geospatial Information Agency and the Hydro-Oceanographic Office of the Indonesian Navy shall 'work together to determine the actual delineation of the sea points and geodetic lines between the two countries.'
Under the agreement, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and its Indonesian counterpart, the Geospatial Information Agency and the Hydro-Oceanographic Office of the Indonesian Navy, shall work together to determine the actual delineation of the sea points and geodetic lines between the two countries.