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

5000 thumbnail picture
Electro-chain observations. Off of PATHFINDER
Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska June 1970
5001 thumbnail picture
Laser beam from Geodimeter. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5002 thumbnail picture
Laser beam from Geodimeter. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5003 thumbnail picture
Claude Stevens operating Geodimeter. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5004 thumbnail picture
Signal light used for triangulation work. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5005 thumbnail picture
Prismatic mirrors for reflecting laser light beam. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5006 thumbnail picture
Operating a model CA1000 Tellurometer which was a microwave distance measuring instrument.
Southeast Alaska
5007 thumbnail picture
HP Model 3810 Total Station instrument used for calibrating ship navigation system. Off of NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
5008 thumbnail picture
HP Model 3810 Total Station instrument used for calibrating ship navigation system. Off of NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
5009 thumbnail picture
HP Model 3810 Total Station instrument used for calibrating ship navigation system. Off of NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
5010 thumbnail picture
Diagram of plane table with cutaway showing tripod head. C&GS Superintendent's Report for 1865
1865
5011 thumbnail picture
Plane table crew in Prince William Sound area. Crew off of TAKU
Prince William Sound area 1910?
5012 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on undercut coral islet. Crew off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1910
5013 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup in water
Philippines 1910?
5014 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on undercut coral islet. Crew off of PATHFINDER
West Coast of Dinagat Island, Philippines 1910
5015 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on a coral reef. Crew off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1910
5016 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on a boulder
Alaska, Cook Inlet 1910?
5017 thumbnail picture
Filipino padre watching topographic work. Crew off of FATHOMER
Philippines 1910
5018 thumbnail picture
Plane table mapping in the foothills of Mt. Natazhat. International Boundary Commission work
Alaska-Canada Boundary 141st Meridian
5019 thumbnail picture
Plane table party locating a rock that bares only at a minus tide. Combined operations party of C. G. Quillian
Indian Rock, Felice Straits, Alaska 1915
5020 thumbnail picture
Plane table work on a rocky shore.
Southeast Alaska 1916
5021 thumbnail picture
C. D. Meaney at Marquesas, Florida Reef topography. Working offshore in the water to cut in mangrove swamp line
Marquesas Florida Reef 1919
5022 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup in mangrove swamp. Crew off of SIALIA
Near Miami, Florida 1919
5023 thumbnail picture
Charles D. Meaney and plane table party
Florida, Boca Grande 1919
5024 thumbnail picture
Plane table set up in the water. Crew off of SIALIA
Near Miami, Florida 1919
5025 thumbnail picture
Plane table work in Southeast Alaska. Crew off of EXPLORER
Southeast Alaska 1921
5026 thumbnail picture
Rodman with stadia rod for distance measurement. Crew off of EXPLORER
Southeast Alaska 1921
5027 thumbnail picture
Elliott B. Roberts on plane table. Crew off of SURVEYOR
Southeast Alaska 1925
5028 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup in vicinity of mangrove swamps
Philippines 1920?
5029 thumbnail picture
Jack Bond - victim of crocodile attack. Huge agressive salt-water crocodiles were common in the southern Philippines. At least one other Coast Surveyor was attacked by crocodile
Tawi Tawi, Philippines October 17, 1925
5030 thumbnail picture
Bloomberg's topo party on Calayan Island. Crew off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1925
5031 thumbnail picture
Bloomberg on the instrument. Off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1925
5032 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of HYDROGRAPHER
Palmasola Bay, Tampa area, Florida 1925
5033 thumbnail picture
Carl Aslakson on plane table. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
5034 thumbnail picture
Topo work among the Spanish bayonet. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
5035 thumbnail picture
A hot day on the beach at Bird Island. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
5036 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of HYDROGRAPHER
Palmasola Bay, Tampa area, Florida 1926
5037 thumbnail picture
Occupying station for reconnaissance along arc from Fairbanks to 141st Meridian. Reconnaissance party of Sam O. White. What a grand dog!
Alaska, East-Central 1926
5038 thumbnail picture
Carl Aslakson at plane table in mangrove area. Crew off of MARINDUQUE
Philippines 1928?
5039 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith at alidade. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska 1928?
5040 thumbnail picture
L. S. Hubbard at plane table in glacial area. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Harris Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1928
5041 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Kenai Peninsula 1928
5042 thumbnail picture
L. S. Hubbard at plane table in glacial area. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Harris Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1928
5043 thumbnail picture
Traverse party at foot of ice cliffs on Crillon Glacier. Party off of SURVEYOR
Glacier Bay area 1927
5044 thumbnail picture
Plane table topography in Prince William Sound area. Party off of SURVEYOR
Prince William Sound, Alaska 1930?
5045 thumbnail picture
Topo work in Black Bay area. Party off of WESTDAHL
Alaska, Black Bay, Southeast Alaska 1930
5046 thumbnail picture
Sextometer invented by Carl Aslakson. Known distance between sighting points. Sextant angle varies with distance
Philippines 1930?
5047 thumbnail picture
Sextometer invented by Carl Aslakson. Known distance between sighting points. Sextant angle varies with distance
Philippines 1930
5048 thumbnail picture
Aerial photography vs. plane table mapping. Much greater detail possible and significantly quicker with photography
West coast of Florida 1930
5049 thumbnail picture
Aerial photo location of bridge vs. reported location. Superiority of aerial photography for mapping being demonstrated conclusively
West Coast of Florida 1930

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