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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

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Signal lamps
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Signal lamp and batteries
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Measuring baseline with wooden rods. French expedition to Peru
Peru 1730?
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Irish Ordinance Survey baseline. First to use bi-metallic compensating principal for base line measurement
Ireland 1828
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Use of odometer for measuring distances
England 1728
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Land surveyor using odometer in United States. A private county surveyor
United States Eastern 1850?
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Coast Survey party measuring Key Largo Base. Base Line party of Alexander Dallas Bache
Florida, Key West 1854
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Coast Survey party measuring Epping Plains Base. The last base line measured by Bache. Base Line party of Alexander Dallas Bache
Maine, Epping Plains 1857
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Coast Survey party measuring Epping Plains Base. The last base line measured by Bache. Base Line party of Alexander Dallas Bache
Maine, Epping Plains 1857
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Graded road made to measure Epping Plains Base. Base Line party of Alexander Dallas Bache
Maine, Epping Plains 1857
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Yolo Buggy used to transport and shade base measuring instruments. Yolo Base Line, one of the most accurate measured in the Nineteenth Century. Base Line party of George Davidson
Sacramento Valley, California 1881
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Yolo Buggy with George Davidson. Base Line party of George Davidson. The last time such buggies were used was in 1962
Sacramento Valley, California 1881
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Army surveyor with odometer carriage. Survey of public lands. Odometer worked fairly well on flat ground
1880's
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Shelton 100-meter comparator -- Making contact. William Bowie on left
Midwest United States 1902?
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At work with No. 17. William Bowie in center with white hat
Midwest United States 1902?
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Shelton 100-meter comparator
Midwest United States 1902?
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Running levels along the Stanfield Base. Base line and astro party of C. V. Hodgson
Stanfield, Oregon 1916
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Measuring base with Invar tape. Tape underway. Base line and astro party of C. V. Hodgson
Stanfield, Oregon 1916
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Off to measure a base with Invar tape. Party of C. G. Quillian
Southeast Alaska 1916
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Time and tide waits for no man. Base line measurement in southeast Alaska. Party of C. G. Quillian
Southeast Alaska 1916
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It sure is tough to stay dry with the tide coming in. Base line measurement in southeast Alaska. Party of C. G. Quillian
Southeast Alaska 1916
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Measuring the Pasadena Base. Measured at accuracy of at least 1 part in 5 million. Measured accurately to help Albert Michelson determine velocity of light. Base line party of Clement L. Garner
Pasadena, California 1922
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Measuring through house on Pasadena Base. Line selected to pass through window and out other side. Base line length was over 20 miles. Base line party of Clement L. Garner
Pasadena, California 1922
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Crossing ravines on stands to keep line horizontal. Pasadena Base measurement. Base line party of Clement L. Garner
Pasadena, California 1922
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Measuring Pasadena Base across wash at foot of San Antonio Canyon. Base line party of Clement L. Garner
Pasadena, California 1922
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Base line measurement with Invar tape. Off Launch ELSIE
Georgia coast 1924
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Traverse measurements in sub-zero conditions. Making front contact. Traverse party of Casper Durgin
Canada - Minnesota border 1924
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Traverse measurements in sub-zero conditions. Traverse party of Casper Durgin
Canada - Minnesota border 1924
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Making short setup with steel tape at Station Goodman. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Rochester, New York 1925
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Making rear contact. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Rochester, New York 1925
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Measuring the base - note police protection. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Rochester, New York 1925
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Base line measurement - maintaining proper tension on the tape.
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Lining stakes in on the Ranchester Base. Triangulation party of Herman Odessey
Ranchester, Wyoming 1925
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Measuring over stands on the Inman Base. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Georgia, Atlanta 1927
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Traverse party at Station Turn. Area flooded after August 13, 1928 hurricane. Party off of HYDROGRAPHER
West Coast of Florida 1928
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Traverse party in the Everglades. Forward measurement party. Party off of HYDROGRAPHER
West Coast of Florida 1928
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Taking measurement while tension being maintained.
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Base line measurement party. Triangulation party of Carl Aslakson
United States East Coast 1934?
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Taping across intersection. St. Nicholas and Amsterdam Avenue. Note police protection
New York City 1937
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Taping party protected from traffic by police
New York City 1937
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Carcross Base. Alcan Highway geodetic control work. Triangulation party of John Bowie
Canada, Yukon Territory 1943
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First C&GS electronic base line measurements. Base crossings by aircraft and ship over Shoran network. Minimum value from two range-range stations gives distance. Base line party of P. C. Doran
Alaska, Bering Sea 1951
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First C&GS electronic base line measurements. Base crossings by ship over Shoran network. Minimum value from two range-range stations gives distance. C&GS Ship EXPLORER
Alaska, Bering Sea 1951
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First Tellurometer traverse by C&GS. Atka Island traverse. Party off of EXPLORER
Alaska, Atka Island, Aleutian Islands 1957
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Tellurometer traverse in Alaska
Alaska 1965
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Tellurometer traverse at Columbia Glacier
Prince William Sound, Alaska
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Tellurometer traverse somewhere cold and miserable. Note clouds below station
Alaska
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Electro-chain measurements at Sawmill Bay.
Valdez area, Alaska 1966
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Shore camp for Tellurometer and angle measurements. Party off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Chinitna Bay area 1970
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Lester B. Smith making Tellurometer observations. Off of SURVEYOR
South shore, American Samoa 1971

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