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

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Plane table setup in shoal water - legs driven about 6" into sand. Note rodman slogging ashore in line with alidade. Combined operations party of H. A. Paton
Florida, East coast 1934
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24' skiff built for under $100.00. Powered by K-70 Johnson outboard motor. Combined operations party of H. A. Paton
Florida, East coast 1934
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Elevated setup for plane table. Combined operations party of H. A. Paton
Florida, East coast 1935
5053 thumbnail picture
Topographic surveying in Gastineau Channel. Off of WESTDAHL
Taku Inlet area, Southeast Alaska 1936
5054 thumbnail picture
Topographic surveying at dusk.
5055 thumbnail picture
Glacier Bay topographic mapping. Cartoon by Clarence Petersen recalls real incident. Off of WESTDAHL
Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska 1938
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More fun in Glacier Bay area. Cartoon by Clarence Petersen. Off of WESTDAHL
Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska 1940
5057 thumbnail picture
Plane table work at Station Dove. Hubert Paton, Ray Tryon, and Dryman
Alaska, Yunaska Island, Aleutian Islands 1940
5058 thumbnail picture
Plane table work at Station Dove. Lady (crewman last name), Hubert A. Paton, and Beagle
Alaska, Yunaska Island, Aleutian Islands 1940
5059 thumbnail picture
Francis X. Popper taking sight with alidade. Plane table work on the Sacramento River Delta
Sacramento River Delta, California January 9, 1941
5060 thumbnail picture
Plane table work with airport survey. Probably early 1960's. Probably some of the last plane table work done in the C&GS
5061 thumbnail picture
Commander Emerson Jones working with aerial photographs.
5062 thumbnail picture
Leveling across Isthmus of Panama.
5063 thumbnail picture
Level crew. Burger, Boone, Libby, Babcock, Peterson. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Pittsburg, Texas 1902
5064 thumbnail picture
Level crew with velocipede. Holtzmann on car. Level party of B. E. Tilton
1900?
5065 thumbnail picture
Taking a backsight. Level party of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
5066 thumbnail picture
Rodman holding rod vertical during observations.
1900?
5067 thumbnail picture
Rear rodman passing front rodman, recorder pulling. Passing the mallet so rear rodman can drive spike to steady rod. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
5068 thumbnail picture
Observer riding ahead. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
5069 thumbnail picture
W. H. Burger observing. Note standing straight up to observe - minimizing fatigue. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
5070 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
5071 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
5072 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
5073 thumbnail picture
Showing how line of sight clears recorder with inclined tripod. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of J. D. Crichton
1920
5074 thumbnail picture
Level setup on motor velocipede. Level center-mounted on velocipede
1920
5075 thumbnail picture
Level setup with inclined tripod on motor velocipede. J. D. Crichton observing. Party of J. D. Crichton
Oregon 1920
5076 thumbnail picture
Crew with motor velocipedes and inclined level. Party of J. D. Crichton
Oregon 1920
5077 thumbnail picture
Recording instrument mounted on left side of velocipede. Party of J. D. Crichton
Oregon 1920
5078 thumbnail picture
Working along the Southern Pacific Railroad. Rodman at benchmark. Observing crew even with engine on right. Velocipede removed from tracks. Level party of C. A. Egner
California California
5079 thumbnail picture
Observing from level mounted on velocipede. Level center-mounted on velocipede. Crossing trestle on Southern Pacific Railroad. Level party of C. A. Egner
California 1920
5080 thumbnail picture
Level crew with the tools of the trade. Level party of Caspar Durgin
Oregon 1920
5081 thumbnail picture
Level crew with the tools of the trade. Sub-party of H. W. Hough. Level party of H. W. Hough
Oregon 1920
5082 thumbnail picture
Level crew in the Arizona desert. Level party of Fred E. Joeckel
Near Navajo Springs, Arizona 1921
5083 thumbnail picture
Leveling down the trail into Glen Canyon. Level party of Fred E. Joeckel
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921
5084 thumbnail picture
Leveling down the trail into Glen Canyon. Level party of Fred E. Joeckel
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921
5085 thumbnail picture
Connecting the line - two level crews meet in Glen Canyon, Colorado River. Level parties of Fred E. Joeckel and Floyd W. Hough
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921
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The boat - means of transportation in Glen Canyon, Colorado River. Level party of Fred E. Joeckel
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921
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Level crew in boat in Glen Canyon, Colorado River. Level party of Fred E. Joeckel
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921
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Connecting the line - party chiefs shaking hands. Fred E. Joekel on left - Floyd W. Hough on right
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921
5089 thumbnail picture
Leveling observations between Valdez and Fairbanks. Level party of Herman Odessey
Alaska Central 1923
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Entering a tunnel on motor velocipede. Sure hope nobody's coming the other way. Level party of Herman Odessey
Alaska Central 1923
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Setting the velocipede back on the tracks after train passes. Level party of Herman Odessey
Alaska Central 1923
5092 thumbnail picture
Mosquito protection in Colorado. Level party of Glendon Boothe
Colorado, Gunnison Valley 1927
5093 thumbnail picture
Rodman Fisk holding the level rod steady. Level party of Glendon Boothe
Alaska, Gut Bay, Chatham Strait area 1927
5094 thumbnail picture
First order leveling in Atlanta. Level party of E. O. Heaton
Georgia, Atlanta 1927
5095 thumbnail picture
Leveling on Alameda Boulevard in Los Angeles. Level party of Glendon Boothe
Los Angeles, California 1926
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Beginning a spur line into Mokuaweoweo Crater. Leveling in support of gravity operations on Mauna Loa. Party of Lansing Simmons
Mauna Loa, Hawaii 1927
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The last setup on the summit of Mauna Loa. Party of Lansing Simmons
Mauna Loa, Hawaii 1927
5098 thumbnail picture
Leveling up Mount Whitney. Level party of John Brittain
Mount Whitney, California June, 1928
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Leveling up Mount Whitney. Level party of John Brittain
Mount Whitney, California June, 1928

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