|Brigadier Martin Hotine CMG CBE|
17 June 1898 |
|Died||12 November 1968
(aged 70) |
|Municipal Cemetery, Weybridge, Surrey, England
|Education||Southend Technical School (now SHSB)
Magdalene College, Cambridge
|Known for||Founder and first Director General of the Directorate of Overseas Surveys|
|Spouse(s)||Kate Amelia Hotine (1895-1987)|
Brigadier Martin Hotine CMG CBE (1898–1968) was the head of the Trigonometrical and Levelling Division of the Ordnance Survey responsible for the 26 year long retriangulation of Great Britain (1936–1962) and was the first Director General of the Directorate of Overseas Surveys (1946–1985).
Retriangulation of Great Britain
Hotine was responsible for the design of the triangulation pillars constructed during the Geodetic resurvey of Britain. 6,173 of these were built. They provided a solid base for the theodolites used by the survey teams during the survey, thereby improving the accuracy of the readings obtained. They are sometimes referred to as "Hotine Pillars".
- 1947 Royal Geographical Society Gold Medal (Founder's) "For research work in Air Survey ... and for his cartographic work."
- 1955 Photogrammetric Society's first President's Medal
- 1964 Institution of Royal Engineers' Gold Medal
- Hotine, Martin (1931), Surveying from air photographs, Professional Papers of the Air Survey Committee - No. 3, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, p. 71
- Hotine, Martin (1931), The Fourcade Stereogoniometer, Professional Papers of the Air Survey Committee - No. 7, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, OCLC 184739773
- Hotine, Martin, Mathematical geodesy
- Edge, R C A (March 1969). Bulletin Géodésique (Springer Berlin / Heidelberg) 91 (1): 8–12. ISSN 0007-4632 http://www.springerlink.com/content/1361g11w5k345p14/
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- Humphries, G J (March 1969). "Martin Hotine obituary". The Geographical Journal (Royal Geographical Society) 135 (1): 156–157. JSTOR 1795667.
- "Martin Hotine grave monument details". Gravestone photographic resource. Gravestone Photographic Resource. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
- Crane, Nicholas (2004-10-30). "Britain: Master of all he surveys". The Daily Telegraph. London, England: Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
- Macdonald, Alastair (1996). Mapping The World (1st ed.). Norwich, England: HMSO. pp. ii. ISBN 0-11-701590-3.
- List of Past Royal Geographical Society Gold Medal Winners