+Shorelander Posted September 8, 2008 Share Posted September 8, 2008 Heya all. I've been inspired by the efforts of several people on this forum to look for information about historic stations of my new home state, Hawaii. I'm concentrating on Oahu right now because that's the island I'm on, but I'll probably extend that to the neighbor islands as well. I've begun my search at the Hawaii State Library and am currently working with the book "Triangulation in Hawaii" by Hugh C. Mitchell of the C&GS, published in 1930 (Special Publication 156). I've found that all but two of the stations are present in the NGS database (they all have the appropriate 1927 logs) - the other two, Mokapu and Punchbowl, were probably reset in the '60s and '40s, respectively, but I want to double-check with the descriptions and coordinates in the book. When I get that all straight I'll mock up the triangulation network for Oahu. I'm also going to look at the works of the Hawaiian Government Survey from the 1890s, as many of the 1927 stations were formerly used then, and see if I can come up with a network for that as well. And last, I want to see if I can photograph the old topo maps they've got at the Library to put online - they have some from the US War Department c. WWII as well as old canvas USGS/C&GS ones from the 1920s. Not a complete set for Oahu, alas, but I can try the Manoa library later. I was wondering what other things people on the forums might try to do? Obviously, at some point I'd like to recover as many of these historic stations as possible (I've "found" one - I say "found" because it has an issue I'd like your opinions on once the logging on GC.com is fixed). But are there any other resources you'd recommend? Networks I should look for? People I should ask for data? Thanks, and if any of you come to Oahu, I'd love to go benchmarking with you! Quote Link to comment
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