NGS Surveyor Posted July 31, 2009 Share Posted July 31, 2009 WINNERS – CONTEST FOR PHOTOS OF USC&GS, NOS, AND NGS SURVEY DISKS A large Thank You to all who submitted photographs and/or information on old survey disks. I have carefully gone through all the submittals and considered all the photographs that met the criteria of being USC&GS and NOAA agency disks and within the correct time period. Many of the photographs were excellent, but fell within the range of know dates, so did not qualify. The winners are listed below. Top prize is a commemorative brass survey mark, honoring the 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey (1807 – 2007), see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12262796@N06/3775260687/ . All other prizes are lapel pins honoring the same event, see:. http://www.flickr.com/photos/12262796@N06/3311544961/ . TOP PRIZE – Geoides for a photo of a flat, stamped plate, PID = HT0688. This is, perhaps, the “missing link” between earlier marks with letters and numbers chiseled in rock, and later survey disks with stamped letters and numbers. Difficult Run – for a photo of a hexagonally shaped, Gravity Station Reference Mark, year c1961, PID = AH7245. These are extremely rare, our gravity field surveyor says that he has only ever seen 4 of these. VagabondWV – for the photo of an old “cup” shaped disk, possibly set as a magnetic station in WV as late as 1944, PID = HX3058. Mega Scooter – for the earliest photo seen of a Magnetic Station, 1917, PID = QE0491, Astro D-Team – for the photo of a Triangulation Station disk with a very large triangle, 1921, PID = PN0027. Harry Dolphin (two) – for the photo of a Triangulation Station flat disk set in 1909, PID = QF0712. And for the photo of a 3” diameter (small) USC&GS AND STATE disk set in 1956, PID = KV0491 . Dixie Dawn – for the photo of a round, Gravity Station disk set in 1937, no PID. Shorbird – for the photo of the first disk I have seen stamped USC&GS and a city – in this case Akron, Ohio, year 1963, PID = MB1249. Thanks again. All winners please email me your snail-mail addresses so I can mail the prizes. GeorgeL NGS Quote Link to comment
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