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

4500 thumbnail picture
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
4501 thumbnail picture
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
4502 thumbnail picture
Crossing ravines on stands to keep line horizontal. Pasadena Base measurement. Base line party of Clement L. Garner
Pasadena, California 1922
4503 thumbnail picture
Measuring Pasadena Base across wash at foot of San Antonio Canyon. Base line party of Clement L. Garner
Pasadena, California 1922
4504 thumbnail picture
Base line measurement with Invar tape. Off Launch ELSIE
Georgia coast 1924
4505 thumbnail picture
Traverse measurements in sub-zero conditions. Making front contact. Traverse party of Casper Durgin
Canada - Minnesota border 1924
4506 thumbnail picture
Traverse measurements in sub-zero conditions. Traverse party of Casper Durgin
Canada - Minnesota border 1924
4507 thumbnail picture
Making short setup with steel tape at Station Goodman. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Rochester, New York 1925
4508 thumbnail picture
Making rear contact. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Rochester, New York 1925
4509 thumbnail picture
Measuring the base - note police protection. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Rochester, New York 1925
4510 thumbnail picture
Base line measurement - maintaining proper tension on the tape.
4511 thumbnail picture
Lining stakes in on the Ranchester Base. Triangulation party of Herman Odessey
Ranchester, Wyoming 1925
4512 thumbnail picture
Measuring over stands on the Inman Base. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Georgia, Atlanta 1927
4513 thumbnail picture
Traverse party at Station Turn. Area flooded after August 13, 1928 hurricane. Party off of HYDROGRAPHER
West Coast of Florida 1928
4514 thumbnail picture
Traverse party in the Everglades. Forward measurement party. Party off of HYDROGRAPHER
West Coast of Florida 1928
4515 thumbnail picture
Taking measurement while tension being maintained.
4516 thumbnail picture
Base line measurement party. Triangulation party of Carl Aslakson
United States East Coast 1934?
4517 thumbnail picture
Taping across intersection. St. Nicholas and Amsterdam Avenue. Note police protection
New York City 1937
4518 thumbnail picture
Taping party protected from traffic by police
New York City 1937
4519 thumbnail picture
Carcross Base. Alcan Highway geodetic control work. Triangulation party of John Bowie
Canada, Yukon Territory 1943
4520 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
4521 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
4522 thumbnail picture
First Tellurometer traverse by C&GS. Atka Island traverse. Party off of EXPLORER
Alaska, Atka Island, Aleutian Islands 1957
4523 thumbnail picture
Tellurometer traverse in Alaska
Alaska 1965
4524 thumbnail picture
Tellurometer traverse at Columbia Glacier
Prince William Sound, Alaska
4525 thumbnail picture
Tellurometer traverse somewhere cold and miserable. Note clouds below station
Alaska
4526 thumbnail picture
Electro-chain measurements at Sawmill Bay.
Valdez area, Alaska 1966
4527 thumbnail picture
Shore camp for Tellurometer and angle measurements. Party off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Chinitna Bay area 1970
4528 thumbnail picture
Lester B. Smith making Tellurometer observations. Off of SURVEYOR
South shore, American Samoa 1971
4529 thumbnail picture
Electro-chain observations. Off of PATHFINDER
Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska June 1970
4530 thumbnail picture
Laser beam from Geodimeter. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
4531 thumbnail picture
Laser beam from Geodimeter. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
4532 thumbnail picture
Claude Stevens operating Geodimeter. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
4533 thumbnail picture
Signal light used for triangulation work. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
4534 thumbnail picture
Prismatic mirrors for reflecting laser light beam. Transcontinental traverse party of Woodrow Johnson
California, Mojave Desert 1972
4535 thumbnail picture
Operating a model CA1000 Tellurometer which was a microwave distance measuring instrument.
Southeast Alaska
4536 thumbnail picture
HP Model 3810 Total Station instrument used for calibrating ship navigation system. Off of NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
4537 thumbnail picture
HP Model 3810 Total Station instrument used for calibrating ship navigation system. Off of NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
4538 thumbnail picture
HP Model 3810 Total Station instrument used for calibrating ship navigation system. Off of NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
4539 thumbnail picture
Diagram of plane table with cutaway showing tripod head. C&GS Superintendent's Report for 1865
1865
4540 thumbnail picture
Plane table crew in Prince William Sound area. Crew off of TAKU
Prince William Sound area 1910?
4541 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on undercut coral islet. Crew off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1910
4542 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup in water
Philippines 1910?
4543 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on undercut coral islet. Crew off of PATHFINDER
West Coast of Dinagat Island, Philippines 1910
4544 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on a coral reef. Crew off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1910
4545 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup on a boulder
Alaska, Cook Inlet 1910?
4546 thumbnail picture
Filipino padre watching topographic work. Crew off of FATHOMER
Philippines 1910
4547 thumbnail picture
Plane table mapping in the foothills of Mt. Natazhat. International Boundary Commission work
Alaska-Canada Boundary 141st Meridian
4548 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
4549 thumbnail picture
Plane table work on a rocky shore.
Southeast Alaska 1916

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