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

4650 thumbnail picture
Plane table set up in the water. Crew off of SIALIA
Near Miami, Florida 1919
4651 thumbnail picture
Plane table work in Southeast Alaska. Crew off of EXPLORER
Southeast Alaska 1921
4652 thumbnail picture
Rodman with stadia rod for distance measurement. Crew off of EXPLORER
Southeast Alaska 1921
4653 thumbnail picture
Elliott B. Roberts on plane table. Crew off of SURVEYOR
Southeast Alaska 1925
4654 thumbnail picture
Plane table setup in vicinity of mangrove swamps
Philippines 1920?
4655 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
4656 thumbnail picture
Bloomberg's topo party on Calayan Island. Crew off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1925
4657 thumbnail picture
Bloomberg on the instrument. Off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1925
4658 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of HYDROGRAPHER
Palmasola Bay, Tampa area, Florida 1925
4659 thumbnail picture
Carl Aslakson on plane table. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
4660 thumbnail picture
Topo work among the Spanish bayonet. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
4661 thumbnail picture
A hot day on the beach at Bird Island. Off of Launch ELSIE
St. Augustine, Florida 1924
4662 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of HYDROGRAPHER
Palmasola Bay, Tampa area, Florida 1926
4663 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
4664 thumbnail picture
Carl Aslakson at plane table in mangrove area. Crew off of MARINDUQUE
Philippines 1928?
4665 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith at alidade. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska 1928?
4666 thumbnail picture
L. S. Hubbard at plane table in glacial area. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Harris Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1928
4667 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Kenai Peninsula 1928
4668 thumbnail picture
L. S. Hubbard at plane table in glacial area. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Harris Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1928
4669 thumbnail picture
Traverse party at foot of ice cliffs on Crillon Glacier. Party off of SURVEYOR
Glacier Bay area 1927
4670 thumbnail picture
Plane table topography in Prince William Sound area. Party off of SURVEYOR
Prince William Sound, Alaska 1930?
4671 thumbnail picture
Topo work in Black Bay area. Party off of WESTDAHL
Alaska, Black Bay, Southeast Alaska 1930
4672 thumbnail picture
Sextometer invented by Carl Aslakson. Known distance between sighting points. Sextant angle varies with distance
Philippines 1930?
4673 thumbnail picture
Sextometer invented by Carl Aslakson. Known distance between sighting points. Sextant angle varies with distance
Philippines 1930
4674 thumbnail picture
Aerial photography vs. plane table mapping. Much greater detail possible and significantly quicker with photography
West coast of Florida 1930
4675 thumbnail picture
Aerial photo location of bridge vs. reported location. Superiority of aerial photography for mapping being demonstrated conclusively
West Coast of Florida 1930
4676 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
4677 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
4678 thumbnail picture
Elevated setup for plane table. Combined operations party of H. A. Paton
Florida, East coast 1935
4679 thumbnail picture
Topographic surveying in Gastineau Channel. Off of WESTDAHL
Taku Inlet area, Southeast Alaska 1936
4680 thumbnail picture
Topographic surveying at dusk.
4681 thumbnail picture
Glacier Bay topographic mapping. Cartoon by Clarence Petersen recalls real incident. Off of WESTDAHL
Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska 1938
4682 thumbnail picture
More fun in Glacier Bay area. Cartoon by Clarence Petersen. Off of WESTDAHL
Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska 1940
4683 thumbnail picture
Plane table work at Station Dove. Hubert Paton, Ray Tryon, and Dryman
Alaska, Yunaska Island, Aleutian Islands 1940
4684 thumbnail picture
Plane table work at Station Dove. Lady (crewman last name), Hubert A. Paton, and Beagle
Alaska, Yunaska Island, Aleutian Islands 1940
4685 thumbnail picture
Francis X. Popper taking sight with alidade. Plane table work on the Sacramento River Delta
Sacramento River Delta, California January 9, 1941
4686 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
4687 thumbnail picture
Commander Emerson Jones working with aerial photographs.
4688 thumbnail picture
Leveling across Isthmus of Panama.
4689 thumbnail picture
Level crew. Burger, Boone, Libby, Babcock, Peterson. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Pittsburg, Texas 1902
4690 thumbnail picture
Level crew with velocipede. Holtzmann on car. Level party of B. E. Tilton
1900?
4691 thumbnail picture
Taking a backsight. Level party of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
4692 thumbnail picture
Rodman holding rod vertical during observations.
1900?
4693 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
4694 thumbnail picture
Observer riding ahead. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
4695 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
4696 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
4697 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
4698 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
4699 thumbnail picture
Showing how line of sight clears recorder with inclined tripod. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of J. D. Crichton
1920

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