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

4550 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
4551 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup in mangrove swamp. Crew off of SIALIA
Near Miami, Florida 1919
4552 thumbnail picture
Charles D. Meaney and plane table party
Florida, Boca Grande 1919
4553 thumbnail picture
Plane table set up in the water. Crew off of SIALIA
Near Miami, Florida 1919
4554 thumbnail picture
Plane table work in Southeast Alaska. Crew off of EXPLORER
Southeast Alaska 1921
4555 thumbnail picture
Rodman with stadia rod for distance measurement. Crew off of EXPLORER
Southeast Alaska 1921
4556 thumbnail picture
Elliott B. Roberts on plane table. Crew off of SURVEYOR
Southeast Alaska 1925
4557 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup in vicinity of mangrove swamps
Philippines 1920?
4558 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
4559 thumbnail picture
Bloomberg's topo party on Calayan Island. Crew off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1925
4560 thumbnail picture
Bloomberg on the instrument. Off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1925
4561 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of HYDROGRAPHER
Palmasola Bay, Tampa area, Florida 1925
4562 thumbnail picture
Carl Aslakson on plane table. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
4563 thumbnail picture
Topo work among the Spanish bayonet. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
4564 thumbnail picture
A hot day on the beach at Bird Island. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
4565 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of HYDROGRAPHER
Palmasola Bay, Tampa area, Florida 1926
4566 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
4567 thumbnail picture
Carl Aslakson at plane table in mangrove area. Crew off of MARINDUQUE
Philippines 1928?
4568 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith at alidade. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska 1928?
4569 thumbnail picture
L. S. Hubbard at plane table in glacial area. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Harris Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1928
4570 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Kenai Peninsula 1928
4571 thumbnail picture
L. S. Hubbard at plane table in glacial area. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Harris Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1928
4572 thumbnail picture
Traverse party at foot of ice cliffs on Crillon Glacier. Party off of SURVEYOR
Glacier Bay area 1927
4573 thumbnail picture
Plane table topography in Prince William Sound area. Party off of SURVEYOR
Prince William Sound, Alaska 1930?
4574 thumbnail picture
Topo work in Black Bay area. Party off of WESTDAHL
Alaska, Black Bay, Southeast Alaska 1930
4575 thumbnail picture
Sextometer invented by Carl Aslakson. Known distance between sighting points. Sextant angle varies with distance
Philippines 1930?
4576 thumbnail picture
Sextometer invented by Carl Aslakson. Known distance between sighting points. Sextant angle varies with distance
Philippines 1930
4577 thumbnail picture
Aerial photography vs. plane table mapping. Much greater detail possible and significantly quicker with photography
West coast of Florida 1930
4578 thumbnail picture
Aerial photo location of bridge vs. reported location. Superiority of aerial photography for mapping being demonstrated conclusively
West Coast of Florida 1930
4579 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
4580 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
4581 thumbnail picture
Elevated setup for plane table. Combined operations party of H. A. Paton
Florida, East coast 1935
4582 thumbnail picture
Topographic surveying in Gastineau Channel. Off of WESTDAHL
Taku Inlet area, Southeast Alaska 1936
4583 thumbnail picture
Topographic surveying at dusk.
4584 thumbnail picture
Glacier Bay topographic mapping. Cartoon by Clarence Petersen recalls real incident. Off of WESTDAHL
Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska 1938
4585 thumbnail picture
More fun in Glacier Bay area. Cartoon by Clarence Petersen. Off of WESTDAHL
Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska 1940
4586 thumbnail picture
Plane table work at Station Dove. Hubert Paton, Ray Tryon, and Dryman
Alaska, Yunaska Island, Aleutian Islands 1940
4587 thumbnail picture
Plane table work at Station Dove. Lady (crewman last name), Hubert A. Paton, and Beagle
Alaska, Yunaska Island, Aleutian Islands 1940
4588 thumbnail picture
Francis X. Popper taking sight with alidade. Plane table work on the Sacramento River Delta
Sacramento River Delta, California January 9, 1941
4589 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
4590 thumbnail picture
Commander Emerson Jones working with aerial photographs.
4591 thumbnail picture
Leveling across Isthmus of Panama.
4592 thumbnail picture
Level crew. Burger, Boone, Libby, Babcock, Peterson. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Pittsburg, Texas 1902
4593 thumbnail picture
Level crew with velocipede. Holtzmann on car. Level party of B. E. Tilton
1900?
4594 thumbnail picture
Taking a backsight. Level party of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
4595 thumbnail picture
Rodman holding rod vertical during observations.
1900?
4596 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
4597 thumbnail picture
Observer riding ahead. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
4598 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
4599 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917

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