Coast and Geodetic Survey

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1.A bureau of the United States government charged with the topographic and hydrographic survey of the coast and the execution of belts of primary triangulation and lines of precise leveling in the interior. It now belongs to the Department of Commerce and Labor.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Powell lectured the commission on the two classes of scientific work conducted by the government: the "constructive work" of "applied science," performed for example by the Corps of Engineers; and the "original investigation" that "purely scientific institutions," such as the Geological Survey, the Coast and Geodetic Survey, and the Signal Service "were designed for." Because such scientific institutions required constant modification, Powell argued, "it will thus be seen that it is impossible to directly restrict or control those scientific operations by law." Powell went on to argue that the science agencies should be free to pursue research without any external control.
Annual Report of the Director of the Coast and Geodetic Survey to the Secretary of Commerce for the Fiscal Year Ended June 20, 1932 and for the Fiscal year Ended June (Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1932), and Annual Report of the Secretary of Commerce, 1933 (Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1932); Robert ].