THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 12/2002/ND-CP
Hanoi, January 22, 2002
 
DECREE
ON GEODESIC AND CARTOGRAPHIC ACTIVITIES
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the November 12, 1996 Law on the Promulgation of Legal Documents;
In order to ensure the unified management and deployment of geodesic and cartographic activities nationwide;
At the proposal of the General Director of Land Administration,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Regulation scope
This Decree prescribes the deployment and unified management of geodesic and cartographic activities nationwide.
The geodesic and cartographic activities in the mainland, airspace and marine areas under the sovereignty and jurisdiction of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam must comply with this Decree.
Article 2.- Interpretation of terms and phrases
Terms and phrases used in this Decree shall be construed as follows:
1. Geodesy means a field of scientific and technical activities where information-receiving and processing equipment are used in order to determine the geometrical characteristics and relevant information of subjects on the earth surface, under the ground, on water surface, in the water, at water bottom, in space, which are in forms of static objects or non-static objects changing with the passing of time. The geodesic types include ground geodesy, water-bottom geodesy, gravimetric geodesy, photogrammetic geodesy, aerial geodesy, satellite geodesy, maritime geodesy, astronomical geodesy, space geodesy.
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