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    Re: Flinders' Survey of Australia.
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2008 Mar 09, 18:28 -0400

    Peter F. you wrote,
    "There are current charts of parts (the more remote parts) of the coast that
    still rely on Flinders' charts.  Its a measure of what a good job he did,
    under what must have been trying circumstances, but also an indication of
    how remote and little visited are some parts of the coast."
    
    Do you know if that's still true? It could be true, of course. I'm not
    saying it couldn't be true. Just as you say, in remote areas, there's no
    real need for a new survey. But it has been my experience that the majority
    of those historical positions even in remote areas have been superceded by
    measurements derived from aerial and, to a lesser extent, satellite imagery
    in the past fifty years, at least in current, official charts.
    
     -FER
    
    
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