THE COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY AND NAVIGATION

Rear Admiral Leo Otis Colbert

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Aiding the navigator has been the business of the Coast and Geodetic Survey for over a century and a quarter. The functions of the Bureau, though many and varied, are all geared in the aggregate to increase safety in navigation on the sea and in the air. Even our geodetic work, though exclusively a land operation, is intimately bound up with the navigator’s safety. The framework of geodetic control makes it possible to chart with accuracy the system of aids to marine navigation established along our coasts and the aids to air navigation over both sea and land areas.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 6
Pages: 175 - 178
Cite this article: Colbert, Rear Admiral Leo Otis, "THE COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY AND NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1950, pp. 175-178.
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