Vladimir V. Kavrayskiy

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Kavrayskiy
Born (1884-04-22)22 April 1884
Zherebyatnikovo, Simbirsk Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 26 April 1954(1954-04-26) (aged 70)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Citizenship Soviet
Fields Geodesy, astronomy, cartography

Vladimir Vladimirovich Kavrayskiy (Russian: Владимир Владимирович Каврайский; 1884–1954) was a Soviet geodesist and cartographer.

Scientific research[edit]

In 1939, Vladimir V. Kavrayskiy invented the Kavrayskiy VII projection.[1]

Kavrayskiy produced a lifetime of scientific works devoted to the solution of navigation problems.


Kavrayskiy Hills in the Antarctic are named after him.

A Dobrynya Nikitich class oceanographic research ship has been named after him.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Snyder, John P. (1993). Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections. p. 201. ISBN 0-226-76747-7. 
  2. ^ Norman Polmar; United States Naval Institute (October 1991). The Naval Institute guide to the Soviet Navy. Naval Institute Press. pp. 294–. ISBN 978-0-87021-241-3. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 

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