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Various links to Natmap related content
(Note : The links below take you to external websites. XNATMAP does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. In addition, their inclusion below does not constitute endorsement by XNATMAP of the information, products or services contained therein.)
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A review by Russell Wenholz of GEOMETER DREAMS by Peter Byrne.
Harvey Else's outstanding 600-page autobiography Helicopter Pilot: on the edge includes extensive coverage of his time flying with Nat Map across the deserts of inland Australia and on the Great Barrier Reef in 1968 and 1971. Extensive coverage is also given of his fixed-wing and helicopter flying support to Nat Mappers and others during Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions in 1964-65 and 1968-69.
Natmap's history is part of other history :
Every Hill got a Story - contains photos taken by Bob Bobroff and Bob Goldsworthy in 1961 at Jupiter Well (you have to peruse the article to find them).
The AGA Museum site in The Netherlands has used XNATMAPís
unique photos in their article on the NASM1 Geodimeter (scroll down to find the
The video is actually from the then Commonwealth Film Unitís Mapping Australia showing Natmapís survey, photogrammetric and cartographic operations in the mid-1960s. This site also refers to two minidocumentary videos on the theme of Mapping Our World which were made by the National Library of Australia with the first video on the various ways that the continent we now call Australia has appeared and the names that it has been given over the centuries; and the second video is about the race between the French and English explorers, Baudin and Flinders, to chart the coastline of Australia.
Photographs taken by Dr David Nash, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Linguistics, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at the ANU.
More of Chris Rawlins photos (please refer to Note above before opening) of the various trigs of the Broken Hill triangulation network are here.
Keith Williams - "NATMAP" 1965 - 1967 photos here.
August Jenny - The Society for the History of Geodesy in Switzerland (SHGS) has a working group Geodetic Survey which prepared this report Milestones in the History and Development of the Swiss National Geodetic Survey.
Ted Graham - Finding HMAS Sydney at : www.findingsydney.com
US software engineers James Talmage and Damon Maneice created the website thetruesize.com to show what various countries would look like if they were located elsewhere in the world.