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NOAA's Geodesy Collection
Catalog of Images

1100 thumbnail picture
Leveling crew chief Anita Whitis with party chief Dan Frazier to left, Davey Crockett, and John Williams(left) and David ? (right) in front.
1101 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis observing on a level rod to left, while second rodman waits for reading across street. Recorder sits in front entering readings and doing computations on Monroe recording system. Type of setup called "L" shot.
Niagara Falls, New York 1977 Fall
1102 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis running the gun and Bob Gex recording during leveling operations at Niagara Falls. Instrument is an Ni-1 self-leveling level.
Niagara Falls, New York 1977 Fall
1103 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis moving the instrument up after completing readings on level rods. Bob Gex is the recorder.
Niagara Falls, New York 1977 Fall
1104 thumbnail picture
Setup during testing of prototype motorized leveling unit at Corbin, Virginia, in December 1978. Instrument is self-leveling Ni-002 level.
Virginia, Corbin 1978 December
1105 thumbnail picture
Setup during testing of prototype motorized leveling unit at Corbin, Virginia, in December 1978. Instrument is self-leveling Ni-002 level.
Virginia, Corbin 1978 December
1106 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis testing the prototype motorized leveling unit at Corbin, Virginia, in December 1978. Instrument is self-leveling Ni-002 level.
Virginia, Corbin 1978 December
1107 thumbnail picture
White House leveling crew. Anita Whitis, crew chief and instrument operator, is on the right.
Washington, D. C. 1978 July
1108 thumbnail picture
Rodman "Bill" set up over a recessed mark.
Washington, D. C. 1978 July
1109 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis, running the gun on White House leveling project. The instrument is an Ni-002 self-leveling level.
Washington, D. C. 1978 July
1110 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis, crew chief and instrument operator, setting up level during White House leveling project.
Washington, D. C. 1978 July
1111 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis conducting leveling operations at the White House. Television film crews are documenting this work by the first woman crew chief in the National Geodetic Survey. Newsman Sam Donaldson is to the left in image.
Washington, D. C. 1978 July
1112 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis conducting leveling operations on the White House North Portico. Recorder is operating Monroe recording system on portico deck while rodmen have rods over marks.
Washington, D. C. 1978 July
1113 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis, running the gun on White House leveling project with recorder " Karen."
Washington, D. C. 1978 July
1114 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis conducting leveling operations at the White House. Television film crews are documenting this work by the first woman crew chief in the National Geodetic Survey.
Washington, D. C. 1978 July
1115 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis, crew chief and instrument operator, reading rod during White House leveling project. She is operating an Ni-002 self-leveling level.
Washington, D. C. 1978 July
1116 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis, crew chief and instrument operator, reading rod during White House leveling project. She is operating an Ni-002 self-leveling level.
Washington, D. C. 1978 July
1117 thumbnail picture
Anita Whitis with Chief of Party G-37 Robert Gerish. This was Anita's first National Geodetic Survey leveling crew.
1118 thumbnail picture
Bilby towers in storage.
1119 thumbnail picture
Tower building crew from party G-19. From upside down center clockwise: Rick McCahill, Gary Means, Frank Maida, Jerry Kirshner, Fred Buck, and Steve Randall.
1120 thumbnail picture
George Leigh on TMOT. He has one foot on the inner instrument tower and one foot on the outer observer tower.
1121 thumbnail picture
Lois Leigh climbing Bilby Tower.
1122 thumbnail picture
Lois Leigh climbing Bilby Tower.
1123 thumbnail picture
Looking down through the "red" inner tower of a Bilby tower towards collimating instrument over mark.
1124 thumbnail picture
Looking up the inside of a Bilby tower to the bottom of the observing platform.
1125 thumbnail picture
Sand bags used as counterweights to support Bilby tower in areas where anchor holes could not be dug.
1126 thumbnail picture
Closeup of sandbags anchoring Bilby tower.
1127 thumbnail picture
Short 37-foot Bilby tower. Note observing tower surrounded by outer support tower.
1128 thumbnail picture
Looking from the observing platform upward to the light plate. Lights and mirrors are mounted on this plate and pointed to observers at remote survey marks.
1129 thumbnail picture
Looking down on the observing platform and top of the inner ("red") tower.
1130 thumbnail picture
Closeup of the window (glass) leg. This moveable tower piece was adjustable to help assure that no line of sight was obstructed by a fixed tower leg.
1131 thumbnail picture
A cold looking Bilby tower with observing tent in place. The tent was to keep wind off the instrument.
1132 thumbnail picture
Open house in Cabool, Missouri. Ron Ramsey, in cowboy hat, explaining equipment to visitors.
1133 thumbnail picture
Open house in Cabool, Missouri. Lieutenant John Oswald, NOAA Corps, on left. He was Chief of the triangulation party.
1134 thumbnail picture
Swedish pole used to show light and mirrors in the lowered untelescoped position.
1135 thumbnail picture
Swedish pole showing equipment mounted on moveable arm with electrical power provided by truck battery.
1136 thumbnail picture
Swedish pole mounted on special truck rack which allowed one person to set up pole.
1137 thumbnail picture
Swedish poles after being erected from special truck rack.
1138 thumbnail picture
Swedish pole just separated from rotating bracket on special truck rack.
1139 thumbnail picture
Using vertical collimator to center equipment at top of left-most pole over survey mark.
1140 thumbnail picture
Swedish poles with lowest set of guy wires secured.
1141 thumbnail picture
George Leigh atop pole's ladder installing survey equipment and hooking up electrical connections. Also connecting additional guy wires that will be tightened after the pole is telescoped.
1142 thumbnail picture
Leonard Bergman telescoping TMOT in Missouri.
1143 thumbnail picture
Telescoped TMOT. Note arm with line projecting to right from top of TMOT. This was used to haul up equipment.
1144 thumbnail picture
Swedish pole still attached to rotating arm of special truck rack.
Missouri
1145 thumbnail picture
TMT being erected next to pre-erected telephone pole.
1146 thumbnail picture
TMT being telescoped next pre-erected telephone pole.
1147 thumbnail picture
Leonard Bergman with piece of observing cage in hand preparing TMOT for erection.
1148 thumbnail picture
Leonard Bergman preparing TMOT for erection.
1149 thumbnail picture
Leonard Bergman preparing TMOT for erection.

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