Report of the Philippine Commission to the Secretary of War 1900-1915 Volume 2

Report of the Philippine Commission to the Secretary of War 1900-1915 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...reports, respectively, of field work performed in compliance with my instructions, in Benguet and Pangasinan by Mr. Eveland, and in Batan by Mr. Smith; and to Exhibits D and E, special reports made by my direction, as results of investigations of the Bulacdn iron industry, together with conditions of market, labor, and transportation, and a design of suggested improved blast furnace for Angat ores by Mr. Goodman, and of the possibilities for building stone in the region of Laguna de Bay by Mr. Ickis, respectively, the four reports constituting portions of the work of the staff of this bureau during the past year. SURVEYS AND MAPS OF THE PHILIPPINES. The maps of the Philippines available at the present time are entirely inadequate to present and future needs. This is illustrated by the great lack of available topographic data for railway, waterway, highroad, and other surveys, not to mention requirements of topographic base maps for mineral, forestry, agricultural, and other industrial surveys of importance, and for geographic, geologic, ethnographic, and other scientific surveys of direct practical application and use. At the present time special topographic surveys must be made for each project carried out, upon scales suited to the special work involved, and therefore not necessarily in harmony with other scales used. This work is not by any means a total loss and is at present actually required, but it is not believed to be in accordance with highest cartographic or economic demands for reasons herein outlined. A more serious state of affairs is found in the fact that no primary triangulation of the islands is known to have been made from which a skeleton frame may be constructed upon which secondary or tertiary triangulation maps aDd...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595467
  • 9781236595461