(1860-1945)A preeminent topographical surveyor, Wheeler represented British Columbia on the commission which located and marked the boundary with Alberta between 1913 and 1925. His party surveyed and mapped the 1000 km-long mountain section, using photographs taken from high elevations. An established expert in this technique, Wheeler also studied the movement of glaciers along the boundary. In 1906 he co-founded the Alpine Club of Canada, and as a leading preservationist helped create the Canadian National Parks Association. The boundary survey stands as his greatest achievement.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
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|Date Added||Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11U E 484638 N 5785566|
|Decimal Degrees||52.22031667, -117.22486667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 52° 13.219', W 117° 13.492'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||52° 13' 13.14" N, 117° 13' 29.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near AB-93, Jasper Alberta T0E 1E0, CA|
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