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Description:
This waymark category is for waymarking and logging any benchmarks recovered in the U.S. and other U.S. territories only.
Expanded Description:
This category is for waymarking:
  1. Benchmarks included in the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) geodetic mark database and/or the Geocaching copy of the NGS database.
  2. Disks and other types of geodetic marks that are listed in local benchmark databases on misc. websites.
  3. Benchmarks that you find, including disks that look just like geodetic disks, such as cadastral disks, right of way disks, and boundary marker disks.
  4. Auxiliary disks including Reference Mark disks and Azimuth Mark disks. (If the auxiliary disk doesn't have its own datasheet but is mentioned in a station disk's datasheet, please provide the URL of the station disk's datasheet.)

Waymarking uses the term "benchmark" to include both bench marks (vertical control) and other geodetic marks (horizontal control), and therefore this category is for waymarking both general types.

This category is fairly strictly limited to disk (and pipe cap and rod) type marks (with a photograph) for fear that too many marks that may appear to be geodetic marks, but are not, might otherwise be included. As of 2/1/2010, the following change is in effect. There are also thousands of survey marks like nails or wood stakes with painted triangles, small round washers, disks less than 2 inches in diameter, survey ribbon, and the like, making it obvious that the marker is a survey point, but this category will not include them. These items that were waymarked prior to 2/1/2010 are grandfathered.

However, non-disk types will be allowed if they are listed in an online database of benchmarks (such as on Geocaching.com) and include objects such as lookout towers, nails, bolts, spires, chiseled squares, etc. Non disk-type survey marks that aren't listed in an official online database should instead be submitted into the Public Land Survey Marks category.

The Agency dropdown menu will grow (manually by the category manager) with mark recoveries.

As of 6/30/2015, any benchmark recovered as 'destroyed' will NOT be accepted into this category. Prior approved destroyed benchmarks are grandfathered. If you have any questions regarding a destroyed benchmark, please contact one of the category officers prior to submitting a waymark.

Instructions for Posting a U.S. Benchmarks Waymark:
As of 2/1/2010, the following change is in effect. There are also thousands of survey marks like nails or wood stakes with painted triangles, small round washers, disks less than 2 inches in diameter, survey ribbon, and the like, making it obvious that the marker is a survey point, but this category will not include them. These items that were waymarked prior to 2/1/2010 are grandfathered.
  1. A closeup photo of the disk taken by you is required.
    If a metal rod - a photo of the rod under the cover and showing designation on the cover collar is required. rod example
    A second photo taken a few feet from the disk with the disk in view is a very welcome addition!
  2. A description of how to locate the disk is required in the Long Description field. This is particularly important for those marks not listed in an online database.
    Example: 14 feet NE of a 4-inch oak tree and 7 feet W of the face of the curb of Main Street.
    Example: 8 inches inside of the SW corner of the bridge.
    Note: Only general detail is required if the position of the disk is made clear in the second photo.
    Example: near the NW corner of the intersection of 7th Street and Maple Avenue.
  3. Coordinates based on reading your GPS receiver are required. You must use either NAD83 or WGS84 datum.
  4. If you used an online database to find the mark, use either A or B below as applicable.

    1. If you used an online database (Geocaching's, NGS, or a local database) that has an individual URL for each benchmark's datasheet, provide the URL of the benchmark's individual datasheet in the "Web address of this benchmark's datasheet" variable.
    2. If you used an online local benchmark database that does not have an individual URL for each benchmark's datasheet, provide the URL of the database in the "Local database's URL" variable.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
Category Settings:
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Variables:
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  • Designation
  • Benchmark Agency
  • Benchmark Agency (if other)
  • Monumentation type
  • Monumentation type (if other)
  • County
  • USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional)
  • Special category (optional)
  • Special Category (if other)
  • Find type
  • Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional)
  • NGS PID
  • Local database's URL (optional)
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U.S. BenchmarksA404/FS0966 - US 95/US 93 - Boulder City, NV

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A USCGS Vertical Control Mark located at the intersection of US 95 and US 93 just north of Boulder City, NV.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/27/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksKP0168 - USCGS Z43 - 1934 - Nevada

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey benchmark Z43.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/27/2017

last visited: 10/4/2016

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey reference mark ANTE NO 2.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/27/2017

last visited: 10/4/2016

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey reference mark ANTE NO 1.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/27/2017

last visited: 10/4/2016

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U.S. BenchmarksKP0401 - USCGS ANTE - 1954 - Nevada

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey triangulation station ANTE.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/27/2017

last visited: 10/4/2016

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGS 35 WR - 1947 - Nevada

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U.S. Geological Survey benchmark 35 WR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/26/2017

last visited: 10/4/2016

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U.S. BenchmarksKP0387 - USCGS BRIG NO 2 - 1954 - Nevada

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey reference mark BRIG NO 2.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/26/2017

last visited: 10/4/2016

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey reference mark BRIG NO 1.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/26/2017

last visited: 10/4/2016

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey triangulation station BRIG.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/26/2017

last visited: 10/4/2016

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U.S. BenchmarksKP0215 - NGS M420 - 1984 - Nevada

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National Geodetic Survey vertical control mark M420.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/22/2017

last visited: 10/3/2016

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National Geodetic Survey vertical control mark Q420.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/22/2017

last visited: 10/3/2016

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U.S. BenchmarksGeneral Land Office Disk T2NR7E S1,S2 T2NR8E S6,S7

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General Land Office Disk at intersection of R2NT2E sections 1&2 and T2NR8E Sections 6&7. It is located approximately 1,000 ft west of Forest Service Road 10 in the Bulldog Canyon OHV Area of Tonto National Forest near Mesa, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Azbarite

location: Arizona

date approved: 3/21/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksOrange County Surveyor 3D-92-70 - Trabuco Canyon, CA

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A benchmark located across the street from Cooks Corner.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/20/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksJP0310 - NGS W419 - 1984 - Nevada

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National Geodetic Survey vertical control mark W419.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/19/2017

last visited: 10/3/2016

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey benchmark B33.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/19/2017

last visited: 10/3/2016

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey benchmark F33.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/18/2017

last visited: 10/3/2016

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U.S. BenchmarksNDOR Unspecified Survey Marker - Papillion, NE

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Unspecified survey mark by the Nebraska Department of Roads

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Nebraska

date approved: 3/17/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksPapio NRD W 30 - Papillion, NE

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Papio NRD Benchmark W 30

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Nebraska

date approved: 3/17/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey reference mark BM J33 NO 2 1933 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/17/2017

last visited: 10/3/2016

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey reference mark BM J33 NO 1 1933 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/17/2017

last visited: 10/3/2016

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National Geodetic Survey horizontal control mark BM J33 1939 1980.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/17/2017

last visited: 10/3/2016

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey reference mark MUNSON NO 1.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/17/2017

last visited: 10/3/2016

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey triangulation station MUNSON.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/17/2017

last visited: 10/3/2016

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North side of 17th at Broadway (NE corner) in the West corner of the catch basin lid.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tissa1020 & Foxhound

location: California

date approved: 3/17/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey benchmark R33.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/16/2017

last visited: 10/3/2016

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