Davidson, George

Davidson, George,

1825–1911, American geographer and astronomer, b. England. From 1845 to 1895 he was on the staff of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. He charted (1850–60) the U.S. Pacific coast for navigation purposes and recorded the results in the Pacific Coast Pilot. From 1860 to 1866, Davidson surveyed the Delaware River and mapped the district around Philadelphia for fortifications. His survey (1867) of the Alaskan coast resulted in the government publication Coast Pilot of Alaska (1869 and later editions). From 1867 to 1887, Davidson was charged with work along the coast of W United States; he measured the base lines known as the Davidson quadrilaterals, the basis for the primary triangulation of the Pacific coast states. In San Fransisco he built (1879) the first observatory on the Pacific coast. He also headed U.S. expeditions to observe total solar eclipses and the transits of Venus and Mercury. His writings include The Tracks and Landfalls of Bering and Chirikof (1901), The Discovery of San Francisco Bay (1907), and Francis Drake on the Northwest Coast (1908).

Davidson, George

(1825–1911) geodesist, geographer, astronomer; born in Nottingham, England. Coming to America as a child, he worked for 50 years with the U.S. Coast Survey, mapping the Pacific coast for marine navigation. An avid astronomer, he published catalogues of star positions and began the first observatory in California (1897). In 1898 he was appointed honorary professor of geography and astronomy at the University of California.
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We were very pleased that the design, construction and real estate communities came together in such numbers to listen to Michael Bloomberg and the other award recipients, Joan Davidson, George Miller and Cameron Sinclair, outline the future of our city and our planet," said Rick Bell, FAIA, and executive director of the AIA New York Chapter.
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