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

5250 thumbnail picture
Bloomberg's topo party on Calayan Island. Crew off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1925
5251 thumbnail picture
Bloomberg on the instrument. Off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1925
5252 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of HYDROGRAPHER
Palmasola Bay, Tampa area, Florida 1925
5253 thumbnail picture
Carl Aslakson on plane table. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
5254 thumbnail picture
Topo work among the Spanish bayonet. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
5255 thumbnail picture
A hot day on the beach at Bird Island. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
5256 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of HYDROGRAPHER
Palmasola Bay, Tampa area, Florida 1926
5257 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
5258 thumbnail picture
Carl Aslakson at plane table in mangrove area. Crew off of MARINDUQUE
Philippines 1928?
5259 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith at alidade. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska 1928?
5260 thumbnail picture
L. S. Hubbard at plane table in glacial area. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Harris Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1928
5261 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Kenai Peninsula 1928
5262 thumbnail picture
L. S. Hubbard at plane table in glacial area. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Harris Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1928
5263 thumbnail picture
Traverse party at foot of ice cliffs on Crillon Glacier. Party off of SURVEYOR
Glacier Bay area 1927
5264 thumbnail picture
Plane table topography in Prince William Sound area. Party off of SURVEYOR
Prince William Sound, Alaska 1930?
5265 thumbnail picture
Topo work in Black Bay area. Party off of WESTDAHL
Alaska, Black Bay, Southeast Alaska 1930
5266 thumbnail picture
Sextometer invented by Carl Aslakson. Known distance between sighting points. Sextant angle varies with distance
Philippines 1930?
5267 thumbnail picture
Sextometer invented by Carl Aslakson. Known distance between sighting points. Sextant angle varies with distance
Philippines 1930
5268 thumbnail picture
Aerial photography vs. plane table mapping. Much greater detail possible and significantly quicker with photography
West coast of Florida 1930
5269 thumbnail picture
Aerial photo location of bridge vs. reported location. Superiority of aerial photography for mapping being demonstrated conclusively
West Coast of Florida 1930
5270 thumbnail picture
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
5271 thumbnail picture
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
5272 thumbnail picture
Elevated setup for plane table. Combined operations party of H. A. Paton
Florida, East coast 1935
5273 thumbnail picture
Topographic surveying in Gastineau Channel. Off of WESTDAHL
Taku Inlet area, Southeast Alaska 1936
5274 thumbnail picture
Topographic surveying at dusk.
5275 thumbnail picture
Glacier Bay topographic mapping. Cartoon by Clarence Petersen recalls real incident. Off of WESTDAHL
Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska 1938
5276 thumbnail picture
More fun in Glacier Bay area. Cartoon by Clarence Petersen. Off of WESTDAHL
Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska 1940
5277 thumbnail picture
Plane table work at Station Dove. Hubert Paton, Ray Tryon, and Dryman
Alaska, Yunaska Island, Aleutian Islands 1940
5278 thumbnail picture
Plane table work at Station Dove. Lady (crewman last name), Hubert A. Paton, and Beagle
Alaska, Yunaska Island, Aleutian Islands 1940
5279 thumbnail picture
Francis X. Popper taking sight with alidade. Plane table work on the Sacramento River Delta
Sacramento River Delta, California January 9, 1941
5280 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
5281 thumbnail picture
Commander Emerson Jones working with aerial photographs.
5282 thumbnail picture
Leveling across Isthmus of Panama.
5283 thumbnail picture
Level crew. Burger, Boone, Libby, Babcock, Peterson. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Pittsburg, Texas 1902
5284 thumbnail picture
Level crew with velocipede. Holtzmann on car. Level party of B. E. Tilton
1900?
5285 thumbnail picture
Taking a backsight. Level party of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
5286 thumbnail picture
Rodman holding rod vertical during observations.
1900?
5287 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
5288 thumbnail picture
Observer riding ahead. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
5289 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
5290 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
5291 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
5292 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
5293 thumbnail picture
Showing how line of sight clears recorder with inclined tripod. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of J. D. Crichton
1920
5294 thumbnail picture
Level setup on motor velocipede. Level center-mounted on velocipede
1920
5295 thumbnail picture
Level setup with inclined tripod on motor velocipede. J. D. Crichton observing. Party of J. D. Crichton
Oregon 1920
5296 thumbnail picture
Crew with motor velocipedes and inclined level. Party of J. D. Crichton
Oregon 1920
5297 thumbnail picture
Recording instrument mounted on left side of velocipede. Party of J. D. Crichton
Oregon 1920
5298 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
5299 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

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