Vancouver’s Mapping of the West Coast of North America

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 44-47

Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: George Vancouver’s epic survey of the west coast of America and Canada required 65,000 mi of travel, lasted four years, and produced maps so accurate that they remained unchallenged for 100 years.

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