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Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler

 
 
Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 18, 2011
1. Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler Marker
Inscription. (Center Plaque):
Ferdinand Rudolph
Hassler
October 7, 1770 - November 20, 1843
The first superintendent of the United States' survey of the coast, founded in 1807, led America's efforts in establishing the geodetic framework for all land measurement and hydrographic surveys of the young nation. He directed the founding of standards for weights and measures in the United States. Today, these efforts are reflected in the sciences of NOAA's National Ocean Service and in the work of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce.

(Left Side Plaque):
National Oceanic
and Atmospheric
Administration
U.S. Department of
Commerce
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce includes in its organization the National Ocean Service which has within its mission the work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey. Today, NOAA charts the nation's waterways, provides for the national spacial reference system for precise mapping and charting, and produces aeronautical charts for the nation's airways.

(Right Side Plaque):
U.S. Coast and
Geodetic Survey
National Ocean Service
The Geodetic Control Station Hassler was established by NOAA's Coast and Geodetic Survey to honor
Center Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 18, 2011
2. Center Plaque
its first superintendent. The station, a bronze disk stamped Hassler 1993, is located in the granite post in the center of this park. It is one of approximately 1,000,000 stations throughout the United States which comprise the National Spatial Reference System. These stations form the basis for latitude, longitude, elevation, and gravity measurements in the United States.
 
Location. 38° 59.565′ N, 77° 1.87′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on East West Highway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located between the Silver Spring Metro Campus 2 building and a parking garage. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Geodetic Marker (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spirited Entertainment (approx. mile away); First Bank, First Heist (approx. mile away); The Burger King (approx. mile away); Land, Lumber & Lyrics (approx. mile away); The Community of Silver Spring (approx. mile away); You Are Here - 1931 (approx. mile away); A New Deal in Town (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Also see . . .  Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler. NOAA page discussing Hassler's
Left Side Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 18, 2011
3. Left Side Plaque
achievements and contributions. (Submitted on April 15, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Right Side Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 18, 2011
4. Right Side Plaque
Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 18, 2011
5. Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler
Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 18, 2011
6. Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler Marker
Geodetic Control Station Hassler 1993 Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, November 11, 2010
7. Geodetic Control Station Hassler 1993
This pink granite peer supports geodetic marker Hassler 1993.
Geodetic Control Station Hassler 1993 Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, November 11, 2010
8. Geodetic Control Station Hassler 1993
in Hassler Park
Geodetic Control Station Hassler 1993 Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, November 11, 2010
9. Geodetic Control Station Hassler 1993
U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey Triangulation Station
Write to the Director, Washington D.C. for Information
$250 fine or imprisonment for disturbing this mark.
Hassler

1993
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 506 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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