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    Re: Sextant accuracy and possibility of future improvement
    From: David C
    Date: 2016 Jul 21, 20:48 -0700

    I believe that it is possible to separate aircraft accelerations from gravity:

    (LINZ = Land Information New Zealand aka Lands And Survey)

    "LINZ says that understanding the height of our land is important for understanding how water will flow during a flood or storm. People commonly talk about metres above sea level as a way of describing heights, but sea level can vary at different points around the country. To give scientists and researchers consistency, LINZ has developed a new vertical datum, a reference system based on gravity.

    This has been four years in the making and has involved flying the length and breadth of the country with a specially equipped plane for gathering gravity measurements, as gravity can vary from place to place."

    For the audo on which this quote is based go to


    I have no idea what technology is used and what it cost.

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