Show/HideSearch Criteria: All Waymarks [show search options]
Additional Settings: all dates
Show/HideCategories [hide category]
U.S. Benchmarks
 allows ratings
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 miscellaneous websites at the state, county or city level. Example: WSDOT Survey Monuments online map
  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 unless they are listed in the NGS database (read next paragraph). These items that were waymarked prior to 2/1/2010 are grandfathered.

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 may qualify for submission into the Public Land Survey Marks category (such as property, boundary and right of way markers)

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.

Curious to learn more about benchmarks and other survey marks? Follow the Groundspeak forum under Benchmarking for new posts and other information from fellow benchmarkers.

Want to help the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) professionals by submitting your benchmark recoveries to their NGS database? Learn how, by visiting their GPS on Benchmarks web page.

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:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Condition
  • 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)
Show/HideWaymarks [hide waymarks]
Currently displaying U.S. Benchmarks

sorted by:

 
Total Records: 13968 Page: 1 of 559 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Image for AZ DOT Right of Way Marker - Florence Junction, AZview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksAZ DOT Right of Way Marker - Florence Junction, AZ

in U.S. Benchmarks

This Right of Way marker is beside a former alignment of the U.S. 60 outside of Florence Junction, AZ.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/15/2018

last visited: never

Image for 3 DOP -  Allegany State Park, NYview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks3 DOP - Allegany State Park, NY

in U.S. Benchmarks

Located on the Red House Lake Dam and Bridge

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: New York

date approved: 2/15/2018

last visited: never

Image for EM0116 (X 114) at the old Blackburnett High School - Blackburnett, TXview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksEM0116 (X 114) at the old Blackburnett High School - Blackburnett, TX

in U.S. Benchmarks

U.S Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark Disk in the wall of the old High School in Blackburnett, TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Texas

date approved: 2/10/2018

last visited: never

Image for DF7233(MED I71 33.85K) - Medina Twp Medina County OHview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksDF7233(MED I71 33.85K) - Medina Twp Medina County OH

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is an Ohio Department of Transportation survey disk in Medina Township, Medina County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Ohio

date approved: 2/10/2018

last visited: never

Image for Bureau of Reclamation Benchmark 995 - Red Rock, AZview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksBureau of Reclamation Benchmark 995 - Red Rock, AZ

in U.S. Benchmarks

This benchmark is alongside the Central Arizona Project Canal near Red Rock, AZ

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/3/2018

last visited: never

Image for Geodetic Survey Marker GP 8 - Red Rock, AZview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksGeodetic Survey Marker GP 8 - Red Rock, AZ

in U.S. Benchmarks

This Geodetic Survey Vertical Control Marker is located along the Central Arizona Project Canal near Red Rock, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/3/2018

last visited: never

Image for Bureau of Reclamation Mark 381.410 - Red Rock, AZview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksBureau of Reclamation Mark 381.410 - Red Rock, AZ

in U.S. Benchmarks

This benchmark is near the Central Arizona Project Canal near the community of Red Rock, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/3/2018

last visited: never

Image for U.S.E.D. R.P. 4 - Palm Bay, FLview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksU.S.E.D. R.P. 4 - Palm Bay, FL

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is a U.S. Engineers survey mark in Palm Bay, Brevard County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Florida

date approved: 1/30/2018

last visited: never

Image for DO9390(872 2212 A) - Fort Pierce FLview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksDO9390(872 2212 A) - Fort Pierce FL

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is a Florida Department of Environmental Protection survey mark in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Florida

date approved: 1/29/2018

last visited: never

Image for AW6973 - RICHMOND FT BEND CTHSE STATUE - Richmond, TXview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksAW6973 - RICHMOND FT BEND CTHSE STATUE - Richmond, TX

in U.S. Benchmarks

The base of the statue on top of the Fort Bend County Courthouse in Richmond, TX is a NGS benchmark ("AW6973"). A more "standard" benchmark is located by the courthouse's main entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2018

last visited: 1/6/2018

Image for GH0556 (A 206) at the Garfield County Courthouse - Enid, OKview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksGH0556 (A 206) at the Garfield County Courthouse - Enid, OK

in U.S. Benchmarks

National Geodetic Survey Vertical Control Mark on the Garfield County Courthouse in Enid, OK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/27/2018

last visited: never

Image for GH0416 (H 5) at the Enid Public Library - Enid, OKview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksGH0416 (H 5) at the Enid Public Library - Enid, OK

in U.S. Benchmarks

US Geological Survey Disk on the lawn of the Enid Public Library in Enid, OK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/27/2018

last visited: never

Image for GH0588 (D 206) at the Grant County Courthouse - Medford, OKview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksGH0588 (D 206) at the Grant County Courthouse - Medford, OK

in U.S. Benchmarks

National Geodetic Survey Vertical Control Mark on the Grant County Courthouse in Medford, OK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/27/2018

last visited: never

Image for GH0527 (A 13) at the Grant County Courthouse - Medford, OKview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksGH0527 (A 13) at the Grant County Courthouse - Medford, OK

in U.S. Benchmarks

U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark Disk at the Grant County Courthouse in Medford, OK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/27/2018

last visited: never

Image for DO2039(DMOTT) - Indian River County FLview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksDO2039(DMOTT) - Indian River County FL

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is a geodetic control rod in Indian River County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Florida

date approved: 1/26/2018

last visited: never

Image for DG9436(GPS 26 R) - Sebastian FLview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksDG9436(GPS 26 R) - Sebastian FL

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is an Indian River County geodetic control point disk in Sebastian, Indian River County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Florida

date approved: 1/24/2018

last visited: never

Image for DI3894(Q 632) - Sebastian FLview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksDI3894(Q 632) - Sebastian FL

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is a National Geodetic Survey geodetic control rod in Sebastian, Indian River County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Florida

date approved: 1/24/2018

last visited: never

Image for B.M. 2 - Fort Pierce FLview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksB.M. 2 - Fort Pierce FL

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is a Florida State Road department survey mark in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Florida

date approved: 1/24/2018

last visited: never

Image for DO9391(872 2212 B) - Fort Pierce FLview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksDO9391(872 2212 B) - Fort Pierce FL

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is a Florida Department of Environmental Protection survey mark in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Florida

date approved: 1/24/2018

last visited: never

Image for PID RL: 1543 - Jacobsville MOview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksPID RL: 1543 - Jacobsville MO

in U.S. Benchmarks

PID RL: 1543 - Jacobsville MO

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Michigan

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

Image for DI3898(U 632) - Indian River County FLview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksDI3898(U 632) - Indian River County FL

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is a Florida Department of Environmental Protection survey disk in Indian River County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Florida

date approved: 1/21/2018

last visited: never

Image for DI3899(V 632) - Indian River County FLview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksDI3899(V 632) - Indian River County FL

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is a National Geodetic Survey geodetic control rod in Indian River County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Florida

date approved: 1/21/2018

last visited: never

Image for AW5615 - "HGCSD 7" metal rod - Atascocita, TXview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksAW5615 - "HGCSD 7" metal rod - Atascocita, TX

in U.S. Benchmarks

This benchmark is located near one of the entrances to the Lake Country Plaza shopping strip on FM-1960 in Atascocita, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 1/21/2018

last visited: 11/19/2017

Image for AW5611 - "T 1512" metal rod - Humble, TXview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksAW5611 - "T 1512" metal rod - Humble, TX

in U.S. Benchmarks

This benchmark is located by the SW guard rail of FM-1960 when crossing Jordan Gully, in Humble, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 1/21/2018

last visited: 11/19/2017

Image for AW5639 - "T 1510" metal rod - Humble, TXview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksAW5639 - "T 1510" metal rod - Humble, TX

in U.S. Benchmarks

This benchmark is located in the front lawn of the Humble Senior Activity Center (1401 S. Houston St.) in Humble, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 1/21/2018

last visited: 11/19/2017

Total Records: 13968 Page: 1 of 559 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)