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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 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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Reference mark on rock point south of Yachats.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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Triangulation station on rock point south of Yachats.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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Benchmark at the south end of the seawall along Hwy 101 at south edge of Waldport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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At the SE corner of Jasmine St and N Pacific Coast Highway at the end of a short section of RED curb.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tissa1020 & Foxhound

location: California

date approved: 5/25/2016

last visited: never

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Benchmark at the north end of the seawall along Hwy 101 at south edge of Waldport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/25/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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Benchmark at the north end of the old Alsea Bay Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/25/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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Benchmark on Beaver Creek Bridge at Ona Beach State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/24/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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Cadastral survey mark near the junction of U.S. Hwy. 101 and SE 123rd St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/24/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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Elevation mark near the junction of U.S. Hwy. 101 and SE 123rd St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/24/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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Reference mark near the junction of U.S. Hwy. 101 and SE 123rd St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/24/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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Reference mark near the junction of U.S. Hwy. 101 and SE 123rd St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/24/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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Triangulation station near the junction of U.S. Hwy. 101 and SE 123rd St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/24/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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A benchmark near an earthcache, and the beach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/24/2016

last visited: never

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A benchmark near Veterans Park in Redondo Beach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/24/2016

last visited: never

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G.P.S. station in the day use parking area for South Beach State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/23/2016

last visited: 5/15/2016

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Light at top of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/23/2016

last visited: 5/14/2016

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Oregon State Hwy. Dept. benchmark L52.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/22/2016

last visited: 5/13/2016

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/22/2016

last visited: 5/13/2016

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey benchmark N465.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/22/2016

last visited: 5/22/2016

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark EL0176 can be found at the entrance to the Chickasaw Bank Museum & Johnston County Museum of History, 401 W Main St, Tishomingo, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Barry Falls Dam, Barre, Massachusetts at Parker Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bobfeeley

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/18/2016

last visited: never

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A U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey Bench Mark - Located on the '100th Meridian Museum' - Dedicated to the disputed International & State boundary between Oklahoma & Texas. The Museum is located alongside Historic Route 66, in Erick, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/18/2016

last visited: 5/24/2016

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A local benchmark situated out front of the arsenal's medical clinic.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheRadcliffs

location: Arkansas

date approved: 5/17/2016

last visited: never

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Benchmark disk in Pine Bluff, AR.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheRadcliffs

location: Arkansas

date approved: 5/16/2016

last visited: never

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Radio tower in Pine Bluff Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheRadcliffs

location: Arkansas

date approved: 5/16/2016

last visited: never

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