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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.

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

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 is required.
    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 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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  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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Variables:
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  • Designation
  • Benchmark Agency
  • Benchmark Agency (if other)
  • Monumentation type
  • Monumentation type (if other)
  • County
  • USGS Topographic Quadrangle Name
  • 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. BenchmarksL 25 (FG1179) - Russellville, Ar.

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This benchmark is located in the first wall on the right side of the north entry of the Pope County Courthouse - 100 West Main.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/22/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCBL DRAKE 1500 - Cherrytree Twp Venango County PA

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This is the 1500 meter calibration baseline disk at Titusville Airport, Venango county.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/20/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCBL DRAKE 150 - Cherrytree Twp Venango County PA

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This is the 150 meter calibration baseline disk at the Titusville Airport, Venango County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/20/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksG 5 (FG1181) - Russellville, Ar.

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This benchmark is located on top of the wall on the left side of the steps of the historic Masonic Temple - 205 South Commerce in Russellville, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/20/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksOrange County Surveyor '3R-109-06' BM - Anaheim Hills, CA

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This benchmark is located at the SW corner of the intersection of S Mohler Dr and E Santa Ana Canyon Rd in Anaheim Hills, CA and set in 2006.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/16/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCity of Anaheim BM - Yorba Linda Blvd - Anaheim Hills, CA

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This benchmark lies along Yorba Linda Blvd near the exit to Savi Ranch Parkway in Anaheim Hills, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/14/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksOrange County Surveyor '3R-106-85' BM - Anaheim Hills, CA

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This benchmark is located at the NE corner of the intersection of Roosevelt Rd and E Santa Ana Canyon Rd in Anaheim Hills, CA and set in 1985.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/13/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksFFXCO 105-2 - Fairfax County, VA

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Fairfax County (VA) Survey Marker NO. 1731 - 1991

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PIRATE RAT

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/13/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksB 8 (HV8077) - Washington, DC

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Small stainless steel pipe & plug set into the SW corner of the Washington Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 4/9/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksA 8 (HV8076) - Washington, DC

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Small stainless steel pipe & plug set into the NE corner of the Washington Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 4/9/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksKT0435 - USCGS 'L 1079' BM - Williams, CA

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This NGS benchmark is located in front of the Williams Post Office on E Street in downtown Williams, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/9/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGS Datum Survey Mark - Klamath County, OR

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This survey mark is located at a water diversion canal along the Klamath River in Klamath County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/8/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksEAGLE MT - Hancock County, Maine

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U.S. Geological Survey Disk named EAGLE MT and marked with Y1928. It is located near the summit of Eagle Mountain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member UMainah

location: Maine

date approved: 4/7/2014

last visited: 8/18/2013

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS0742 - Waxahachie, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS0742 is located on what appears to be some of the remaining bricks from the Oak Lawn School which once stood here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/7/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks3684 1990 - Veazie, Maine

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3684 is a Maine Department of Transportation Survey Control Marker located on the abutment of the Main St bridge that crosses the railroad tracks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member UMainah

location: Maine

date approved: 4/6/2014

last visited: 4/5/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksCity of Lodi 'X 747' BM - Lodi, CA

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This benchmark is located on Pine Street and under the Lodi Arch in downtown Lodi, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/4/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks012Y - Las Vegas Strip

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Clark County Right of Way Mark located on the Las Vegas Strip/

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Nevada

date approved: 4/1/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks016Y - Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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Clark County Right of Way Marker located along the Las Vegas Strip.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Nevada

date approved: 4/1/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks028Y - South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV

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Another in the Series of Right of Way Marks Along The Strip

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Nevada

date approved: 4/1/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCity of Palm Desert 'LS 7083 2' O/S' ROW - Marriott Fairfield Inn - Palm Desert, CA

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This Right of Way mark is located on the north side of Hwy 111 near the Marriott Fairfield Inn property in Palm Desert, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 3/31/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCity of Palm Desert 'LS 7083 2' O/S' ROW - Bridge No. 56-518- Palm Desert, CA

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This Right of Way mark is located on the south side of Hwy 111 and west of a bridge in Palm Desert, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 3/31/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCity of Palm Desert Bench Mark No.118 - Palm Desert, CA

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This City of Palm Desert benchmark is located on a bridge railing along Hwy 111 in Palm Desert, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 3/31/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCity of Palm Desert 'LS 7083' ROW #3 - Marriott Fairfield Inn - Palm Desert, CA

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This Right of Way mark is located on the north side of Hwy 111 near the Marriott Fairfield Inn property in Palm Desert, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 3/31/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCity of Palm Desert 'LS 7083' ROW #2 - Marriott Fairfield Inn - Palm Desert, CA

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This Right of Way mark is located on the north side of Hwy 111 near the Marriott Fairfield Inn property in Palm Desert, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 3/31/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCity of Palm Desert 'LS 7083' ROW - Marriott Fairfield Inn - Palm Desert, CA

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This Right of Way mark is located on the north side of Hwy 111 near the Marriott Fairfield Inn property in Palm Desert, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 3/31/2014

last visited: never

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