Work for nomination
The Swedish work for the nomination of the Struve Geodetic Arc on the UNESCO World Heritage List has mainly been done by Lantmäteriet (the Swedish Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registration Authority). Riksantikvarieämbetet (the Swedish National Heritage Board) is the Swedish agency that on a national level is responsible for heritages issues.
The active preservation of the Swedish Struve World Heritage points is done by Lantmäteriet in collaboration with the four municipalities where the points are situated (Haparanda municipality, Övertorneå municipality, Pajala municipality and Kiruna municipality). Contact person at Lantmäteriet is Dan Norin (e-mail: dan(dot)norin(at)lm(dot)se).
Of the seven Swedish sites in Struve Geodetic Arc, four are preserved as a World Heritage points. These four points are from south to north Perävaara, Pullinki, Jupukka and Tynnyrilaki. Information signs of metal have been placed on the points. Efforts have also been done to make the points more accessible.
A monument over the triangulation chain measured under the leadership of the Frenchman Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis in 1736-37 is placed at the point Pullinki. The mission of this expedition was to measure the length of a degree of the meridian in order to determine if the earth was oblate or prolate at all.
|The route to Tynnyrilaki. Photo:
|Lantmäteriet (the Swedish Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registration Authority)|
|Riksantikvarieämbetet (the Swedish National Heritage Board)|