PRESENTED BY B.P. (Bruce) LAMBERT
DIVISION OF NATIONAL MAPPING
following are a series of papers (published with permission) by Lambert
discussing not only the past and present activities of the Division but also
looking to using future technology.
- 1958 : Modern techniques of
geodetic and topographic surveying - Australian Surveyor, 17, 1, 30-41.
- 1960 : The Twelfth General Assembly of
the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) was held at Helsinki,
Finland, in July and August, 1960. Then Director of National Mapping, Bruce
Phillip Lambert attended but was only able to be present for sessions of
the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) which focussed on Geodetic Survey. Lambert’s paper Notes on Tellurometer
Surveys in Australia, was later published in Bulletin Geodesique 1962,
No.66, pp.320-323 and is available via this link.
Lambert also compiled a
report Notes on Technical Proceedings of the International Association of
Geodesy and other Associated matters. His report has four Appendices, covering
aspects most relevant to National Mapping at the time, being Triangulation
and Trilateration, Precise Levelling, Electronic Distance Measurement using
Ground Instruments and Specifications for Fundamental Geodetic Networks. For Lambert, this 1960 meeting resulted in
either confirming that Australia’s approach to its geodetic responsibilities
was already consistent with world’s best practice, or could be made so
by undertaking specific work programs. In addition, without loss of accuracy, future
geodetic work could be simplified using new technology and a judicious approach.
The outcome is now history!
- 1963 : The Australian geodetic survey – an
interim report on the utilisation of electronic distance measuring
equipment - In Report of Proceedings, Conference of Commonwealth Survey
Officers (8th : 1963: Cambridge), 72-75.
- 1964 : The role of Laplace observations in geodetic survey - Australian Surveyor, 20, 2, 81-96.
- 1965: Report on Aerodist Surveys carried out by the Australian Division of National Mapping since 1963 - International Association of Geodesy, Electromagnetic Distance Measurement Symposium, held In Oxford under the auspices of Special Study Group No. 19, 6-11 September 1965.
- 1966 : Mapping under
pressure – Australian Surveyor, Mar. 1966, 21, 1, 711-716. -- Paper originally
given to the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology, Geneva.
- 1967 : Air photography and
topographic mapping in Australia – In Proceedings and Technical Papers,
United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Far East
(5th : 1967 : Canberra, E/CONF.52/L.1
- 1967 : The Use of Aerodist for filling in between Tellurometer Traverse Loops - Conference of Commonwealth Survey Officers.
- 1968 : The Johnson Geodetic Survey Station - The Australian Surveyor, June 1968, 22, 2, 93-95.
- 1969 : Geodetic survey
and topographical mapping in Australia - In Australian Surveyor, 22, 7, 515-528.
- 1971 : Super-wide Angle Photography
and Orthophotomapping in the Australian Federal Mapping Programmes -
In Proceedings 50 Years Wild Heerbrug, 1921-1971, 68-72.
- 1973 : The impact of
satellites on mapping - In Australian Surveyor, 25, 4, 303-315.
- 1976 : Topographic mapping in
Australia : Development 1945-1975 – In Technical Papers, Australian
Cartographic Conference (2nd : 1976 : Adelaide), Section 13, 1-14.
- 1977 : Australian geodetic
surveys, past, present and future - In Australian Surveyor, 28, 6, 331-339.