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

4900 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith at alidade. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska 1928?
4901 thumbnail picture
L. S. Hubbard at plane table in glacial area. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Harris Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1928
4902 thumbnail picture
Paul Smith on the plane table. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Kenai Peninsula 1928
4903 thumbnail picture
L. S. Hubbard at plane table in glacial area. Off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Harris Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1928
4904 thumbnail picture
Traverse party at foot of ice cliffs on Crillon Glacier. Party off of SURVEYOR
Glacier Bay area 1927
4905 thumbnail picture
Plane table topography in Prince William Sound area. Party off of SURVEYOR
Prince William Sound, Alaska 1930?
4906 thumbnail picture
Topo work in Black Bay area. Party off of WESTDAHL
Alaska, Black Bay, Southeast Alaska 1930
4907 thumbnail picture
Sextometer invented by Carl Aslakson. Known distance between sighting points. Sextant angle varies with distance
Philippines 1930?
4908 thumbnail picture
Sextometer invented by Carl Aslakson. Known distance between sighting points. Sextant angle varies with distance
Philippines 1930
4909 thumbnail picture
Aerial photography vs. plane table mapping. Much greater detail possible and significantly quicker with photography
West coast of Florida 1930
4910 thumbnail picture
Aerial photo location of bridge vs. reported location. Superiority of aerial photography for mapping being demonstrated conclusively
West Coast of Florida 1930
4911 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
4912 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
4913 thumbnail picture
Elevated setup for plane table. Combined operations party of H. A. Paton
Florida, East coast 1935
4914 thumbnail picture
Topographic surveying in Gastineau Channel. Off of WESTDAHL
Taku Inlet area, Southeast Alaska 1936
4915 thumbnail picture
Topographic surveying at dusk.
4916 thumbnail picture
Glacier Bay topographic mapping. Cartoon by Clarence Petersen recalls real incident. Off of WESTDAHL
Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska 1938
4917 thumbnail picture
More fun in Glacier Bay area. Cartoon by Clarence Petersen. Off of WESTDAHL
Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska 1940
4918 thumbnail picture
Plane table work at Station Dove. Hubert Paton, Ray Tryon, and Dryman
Alaska, Yunaska Island, Aleutian Islands 1940
4919 thumbnail picture
Plane table work at Station Dove. Lady (crewman last name), Hubert A. Paton, and Beagle
Alaska, Yunaska Island, Aleutian Islands 1940
4920 thumbnail picture
Francis X. Popper taking sight with alidade. Plane table work on the Sacramento River Delta
Sacramento River Delta, California January 9, 1941
4921 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
4922 thumbnail picture
Commander Emerson Jones working with aerial photographs.
4923 thumbnail picture
Leveling across Isthmus of Panama.
4924 thumbnail picture
Level crew. Burger, Boone, Libby, Babcock, Peterson. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Pittsburg, Texas 1902
4925 thumbnail picture
Level crew with velocipede. Holtzmann on car. Level party of B. E. Tilton
1900?
4926 thumbnail picture
Taking a backsight. Level party of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
4927 thumbnail picture
Rodman holding rod vertical during observations.
1900?
4928 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
4929 thumbnail picture
Observer riding ahead. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Texas, Area near Pittsburg 1902
4930 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
4931 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
4932 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
4933 thumbnail picture
First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
4934 thumbnail picture
Showing how line of sight clears recorder with inclined tripod. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of J. D. Crichton
1920
4935 thumbnail picture
Level setup on motor velocipede. Level center-mounted on velocipede
1920
4936 thumbnail picture
Level setup with inclined tripod on motor velocipede. J. D. Crichton observing. Party of J. D. Crichton
Oregon 1920
4937 thumbnail picture
Crew with motor velocipedes and inclined level. Party of J. D. Crichton
Oregon 1920
4938 thumbnail picture
Recording instrument mounted on left side of velocipede. Party of J. D. Crichton
Oregon 1920
4939 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
4940 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
4941 thumbnail picture
Level crew with the tools of the trade. Level party of Caspar Durgin
Oregon 1920
4942 thumbnail picture
Level crew with the tools of the trade. Sub-party of H. W. Hough. Level party of H. W. Hough
Oregon 1920
4943 thumbnail picture
Level crew in the Arizona desert. Level party of Fred E. Joeckel
Near Navajo Springs, Arizona 1921
4944 thumbnail picture
Leveling down the trail into Glen Canyon. Level party of Fred E. Joeckel
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921
4945 thumbnail picture
Leveling down the trail into Glen Canyon. Level party of Fred E. Joeckel
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921
4946 thumbnail picture
Connecting the line - two level crews meet in Glen Canyon, Colorado River. Level parties of Fred E. Joeckel and Floyd W. Hough
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921
4947 thumbnail picture
The boat - means of transportation in Glen Canyon, Colorado River. Level party of Fred E. Joeckel
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921
4948 thumbnail picture
Level crew in boat in Glen Canyon, Colorado River. Level party of Fred E. Joeckel
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921
4949 thumbnail picture
Connecting the line - party chiefs shaking hands. Fred E. Joekel on left - Floyd W. Hough on right
Glen Canyon, Arizona 1921

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