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

5200 thumbnail picture
Measuring the base - note police protection. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Rochester, New York 1925
5201 thumbnail picture
Base line measurement - maintaining proper tension on the tape.
5202 thumbnail picture
Lining stakes in on the Ranchester Base. Triangulation party of Herman Odessey
Ranchester, Wyoming 1925
5203 thumbnail picture
Measuring over stands on the Inman Base. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Georgia, Atlanta 1927
5204 thumbnail picture
Traverse party at Station Turn. Area flooded after August 13, 1928 hurricane. Party off of HYDROGRAPHER
West Coast of Florida 1928
5205 thumbnail picture
Traverse party in the Everglades. Forward measurement party. Party off of HYDROGRAPHER
West Coast of Florida 1928
5206 thumbnail picture
Taking measurement while tension being maintained.
5207 thumbnail picture
Base line measurement party. Triangulation party of Carl Aslakson
United States East Coast 1934?
5208 thumbnail picture
Taping across intersection. St. Nicholas and Amsterdam Avenue. Note police protection
New York City 1937
5209 thumbnail picture
Taping party protected from traffic by police
New York City 1937
5210 thumbnail picture
Carcross Base. Alcan Highway geodetic control work. Triangulation party of John Bowie
Canada, Yukon Territory 1943
5211 thumbnail picture
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
5212 thumbnail picture
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
5213 thumbnail picture
First Tellurometer traverse by C&GS. Atka Island traverse. Party off of EXPLORER
Alaska, Atka Island, Aleutian Islands 1957
5214 thumbnail picture
Tellurometer traverse in Alaska
Alaska 1965
5215 thumbnail picture
Tellurometer traverse at Columbia Glacier
Prince William Sound, Alaska
5216 thumbnail picture
Tellurometer traverse somewhere cold and miserable. Note clouds below station
Alaska
5217 thumbnail picture
Electro-chain measurements at Sawmill Bay.
Valdez area, Alaska 1966
5218 thumbnail picture
Shore camp for Tellurometer and angle measurements. Party off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Chinitna Bay area 1970
5219 thumbnail picture
Lester B. Smith making Tellurometer observations. Off of SURVEYOR
South shore, American Samoa 1971
5220 thumbnail picture
Electro-chain observations. Off of PATHFINDER
Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska June 1970
5221 thumbnail picture
Laser beam from Geodimeter. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5222 thumbnail picture
Laser beam from Geodimeter. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5223 thumbnail picture
Claude Stevens operating Geodimeter. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5224 thumbnail picture
Signal light used for triangulation work. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5225 thumbnail picture
Prismatic mirrors for reflecting laser light beam. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5226 thumbnail picture
Operating a model CA1000 Tellurometer which was a microwave distance measuring instrument.
Southeast Alaska
5227 thumbnail picture
HP Model 3810 Total Station instrument used for calibrating ship navigation system. Off of NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
5228 thumbnail picture
HP Model 3810 Total Station instrument used for calibrating ship navigation system. Off of NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
5229 thumbnail picture
HP Model 3810 Total Station instrument used for calibrating ship navigation system. Off of NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
5230 thumbnail picture
Diagram of plane table with cutaway showing tripod head. C&GS Superintendent's Report for 1865
1865
5231 thumbnail picture
Plane table crew in Prince William Sound area. Crew off of TAKU
Prince William Sound area 1910?
5232 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on undercut coral islet. Crew off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1910
5233 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup in water
Philippines 1910?
5234 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on undercut coral islet. Crew off of PATHFINDER
West Coast of Dinagat Island, Philippines 1910
5235 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on a coral reef. Crew off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1910
5236 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on a boulder
Alaska, Cook Inlet 1910?
5237 thumbnail picture
Filipino padre watching topographic work. Crew off of FATHOMER
Philippines 1910
5238 thumbnail picture
Plane table mapping in the foothills of Mt. Natazhat. International Boundary Commission work
Alaska-Canada Boundary 141st Meridian
5239 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
5240 thumbnail picture
Plane table work on a rocky shore.
Southeast Alaska 1916
5241 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
5242 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup in mangrove swamp. Crew off of SIALIA
Near Miami, Florida 1919
5243 thumbnail picture
Charles D. Meaney and plane table party
Florida, Boca Grande 1919
5244 thumbnail picture
Plane table set up in the water. Crew off of SIALIA
Near Miami, Florida 1919
5245 thumbnail picture
Plane table work in Southeast Alaska. Crew off of EXPLORER
Southeast Alaska 1921
5246 thumbnail picture
Rodman with stadia rod for distance measurement. Crew off of EXPLORER
Southeast Alaska 1921
5247 thumbnail picture
Elliott B. Roberts on plane table. Crew off of SURVEYOR
Southeast Alaska 1925
5248 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup in vicinity of mangrove swamps
Philippines 1920?
5249 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

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