U.S. National Geodetic Survey

federal agency responsible for surveying and mapping the United States

National Geodetic Survey, formerly called the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (U.S.C.G.S.), is a United States federal agency that defines and manages a national coordinate system. It measures the land and then draws maps. It also measures magnetic fields and tides. Congress started it in 1807 to draw maps of the coasts.[1] It helps transportation and communication; mapping and charting; and many science and engineering uses. Since 1970, it has been part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), of the United States Department of Commerce.[1]

Closeup of a Geodetic Survey marker

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Coast and Geodetic Survey Heritage = NOAA Central Library". Archived from the original on December 19, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2012.

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