Rescue of Earliest Known Coast & Geodetic Survey Aerial Photography Climate Database Modernization Program Presentation for Fiscal Year 2007 William Hawken NGS/NOS November 14, 2006 The Climate Link Collected in the earliest years of aerial photography in the U.S. Original photos contain more information than was shown on charts Unique early record of near-shore climate data: Waves, Currents, Upwelling, Erosion, Flooding, Drought, etc. The Film Frames B&W Photos of various scales and quality (resolution) Bundled by roll (or “run”) but not indexed The Film Inventory Stored in about 200 acid-free boxes Each box holds at most 1,200 photos Estimate total of 200,000 photo prints Task Objective Move the holdings to a climate-controlled facility Catalogue the entire inventory Digitally copy (scan) the photographs Rescue of Earliest Aerial Photography Discussion and Questions ?
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