The Coast and Geodetic Survey, its history, activities, and organization
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Published by AMS Press in [New York .
Written in English


  • United States. Coast and Geodetic Survey.

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Statementby Gustavus A. Weber. Baltimore, Md., Johns Hopkins Press, 1923.
SeriesService monographs of the United States government ;, no. 16.
LC ClassificationsQB296.U89 W4 1974
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 107 p.
Number of Pages107
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5284352M
ISBN 100404571166
LC Control Number72003034

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Excerpt from United States Coast and Geodetic Survey: Description of Its Work, Methods, and Organization It will be seen on inspection that this pamphlet is intended to pre sent concise statements relating to the origin of the Survey, to the general plan of its operations, to the methods and processes whereby the work is carried ou, and to some of the more important results reached in its Author: U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. US COAST and GEODETIC SURVEY AERIAL CAMERA HISTORY Our records indicate that was the first year the Survey used photography taken from an aircraft to revise nautical and aeronautical charts. Early mapping programs were in cooperation with the Army and Navy Air Services. The photograph below shows a U.S.   Spring , Vol. 39, No. 1 By John Cloud Ferdinand Hassler founded the Survey of the Coast in and introduced precise geodetic surveying methods never before used in North America. The Survey is based on a network of triangles, of which the first was located on the shores of Long Island, with one side of the triangle consisting of a carefully measured baseline. A committee of seven members appointed by the Academy recommended that the Coast and Geodetic Survey be transferred from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of the Interior, renamed the "Coast and Interior Survey," and be given responsibility for geodetic, topographic, and land-parceling surveys in addition to its existing work.