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2014-08-06 16:20:54

Solutions Company to Provide Hydrographic Surveying Services RESTON, Va., Aug.

2014-08-05 16:29:28

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 294 acres of productive McLean County farmland will sell at auction Friday, Sept.

2014-07-31 23:23:31

Fenstermaker confirms the opening of its newest office location in Cambridge, Ohio, offering the full scope of its survey & mapping, engineering, environmental and advanced technology abilities

2014-07-24 12:21:02

A CIDCO project could help chart Canada's northern waters RIMOUSKI, QC, July 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and Jean Laflamme, General Director of

2014-07-23 08:33:52

Piling Contractors Can Now Realize Increased Productivity with Trimble 3D Machine Control SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today the

2014-07-23 08:33:48

SITECH Intermountain Joins the First Fully Dedicated Global Distribution Network for Construction Technology Solutions SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble

2014-07-21 16:29:14

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) will hold a conference call on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. PT to review its second quarter 2014 results.

2014-07-21 16:27:41

BENTON, Ill., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 765 acres of southern Illinois land - most of it tillable cropland - will be offered at auction Monday, Aug.

2014-07-17 08:31:14

SITECH Central Joins the First Fully Dedicated Global Distribution Network for Construction Technology Solutions SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB)


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Prime Meridian
2013-02-19 15:54:46

A prime meridian is a meridian, i.e. a line of longitude, at which the definition of longitude is zero degrees. A prime meridian and its opposite in a 360 degree-system, the 180th meridian, create a great circle. This great circle separates the sphere into two hemispheres. If one uses directions f East and West from a defined prime meridian, then they can be named Eastern and Western Hemisphere. A prime meridian is eventually arbitrary, unlike an equator, which is determined by the axis...

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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.