Geodesy satellite network to be established in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 20 / Trend U.Ismayilova /
Switzerland's LEICA was announced the winner of a tender held by the Azerbaijani State Land and Cartography Committee under the World Bank's Real Estate Registration Project's geodesy and cadastre component, an official told Trend today.
"During the meeting at the committee the company's representatives decided to design an agreement to establish a geodesy satellite network," the source said.
The sides agreed to hold activities to establish a network in 2010 and launch the network after full testing.
In July 2007, the Azerbaijani government and WB signed a credit agreement for the creation of a single real estate cadastre. The project consists of four components -- real estate registration; state property management and registration; basic cartography and land cadastre; training; and policy formulation and project management. The cost of the project is $38.57 million The WB loan accounts for $30 million. Credit resources are provided for a period of 20 years with the grace period of five years.
Under the project it is planned to establish a network of 37 geodesy satellite stations, which will be installed throughout the country. Stations will be installed in special locations at a distance of no more than 75 kilometers. A management system will be placed at the State Aero-Geodesy Enterprise. The network will be able to determine the coordinates of any object with a precision of 2-3 centimeters. A similar satellite network has operated in Turkey two years. Almost 600 organizations use the network.
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