This is one of the few sites that are shared by several countries. It's curious to think that when this chain was made it crossed only two countries, now it crosses ten! It's not easy to find postcards of all...
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|Struve Geodetic Arc point in Belarus|
The Struve Geodetic Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through ten countries and over 2,820 km, which yielded the first accurate measurement of a meridian.
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|Simuna and Võivere points in Estonia|
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|Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Finland|
In 2005, the chain was inscribed on the World Heritage List as a memorable ensemble of the chain made up of 34 commemorative plaques or built obelisks out of the original 265 main station points which are marked by drilled holes in rock, iron crosses, cairns, others.
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|Rudi Geodetic Point, Moldova|
Measurement of the triangulation chain comprises 258 main triangles and 265 geodetic vertices.
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|Fuglenes point in Hammerfest, Norway|
The northernmost point is located near Hammerfest in Norway and the southernmost point near the Black Sea in Ukraine. - in: wikipedia
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|Hogland, Z point in Russia|
The Struve Geodetic Arc is an extraordinary example of the interchange of human values in the form of international scientific collaboration, as well as an outstanding example of a technological ensemble. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1187/
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|Stara Nekrasivka point in Ukraine|
I'm still missing postcards from Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden
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