Every four year the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) publishes
its reports for the past four year period, called the "Travaux de
lAssociation Internationale de Geodesie".
The "Travaux " is normally published shortly after the General
Assembly of the International association of Geodesy held as a part of
the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and
In light og the possible restructuring of the IAG within the upcoming two
years, the IAG decided to publish a new version of the IAG Travaux
covering reports for the past two years (1999-2001). The Travaux will
be published in association with the IAG scientific Assembly in
Budapest, Hungary, 2-8 september, 2001 so that scientific information
can be disseminated rapidly throughout the geodetic community.
The Travaux is the complete collection of all the reports of all the
bodies constituting the Association and in the current version it.
This version of the Travaux is very successful in that it contains as
many as 47 reports. Hereby this version of the Travaux is complete in
the sense that all bodies of the IAG have reported.
Each of the 5 sections within the IAG has their own chapter in the
Travaux. In these chapters the sections report on their commissions,
services, special commissions, special study groups and working
groups. Finally a number out of sections reports are found. In this
version also meeting reports have been added to the Travaux.
It is an instantaneous picture of the work performed the last two years
by a large number of individuals and groups through international
coorporation under the auspices of the International Association of
I would like to thank all the contributors who did a very good job in
collecting the individual reports of their sections. I would also like
to thank Anne Louise Vest for her very fine work in preparing the
individual documents in the Travaux for publication.
The IAG homepage on the Internet (www.gfy.ku.dk/~iag)
is an open up-to-date forum for communication. Through this electronic
address, all members of the IAG are now able to have almost real time
access to all information related to the IAG. An electronic version of
the "Travaux" can also be found here