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 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:
  • 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: 13245 Page: 1 of 530 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Image for 3R47 Control Station - Viroqua, WI, USAview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks3R47 Control Station - Viroqua, WI, USA

in U.S. Benchmarks

This disk is set in a WISCORS (Wisconsin Continuously Operating Reference Stations) monument just South of Arena Drive.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/30/2016

last visited: never

Image for 1298 Survey Disk - Westby, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks1298 Survey Disk - Westby, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

Located at the base of the building at Dregne's Scandinavian Gifts, this disk is a true hide and seek find.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/30/2016

last visited: never

Image for 3D09 Control Station - Jefferson, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks3D09 Control Station - Jefferson, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

This disk was placed just North of County Hwy Y in 2004 by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/30/2016

last visited: never

Image for JEFFERSON C GPS Control Station - Jefferson, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksJEFFERSON C GPS Control Station - Jefferson, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

This disk sites just off of County Hwy B and was placed in 2004.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/30/2016

last visited: never

Image for Z 79 Benchmark - Viroqua, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksZ 79 Benchmark - Viroqua, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

This disk was set in 1934 on top of the North end of a wing wall on the East side of County Hwy J.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/29/2016

last visited: never

Image for VIROQUA S GPS Control Station - Viroqua, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksVIROQUA S GPS Control Station - Viroqua, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

Placed in 2004, this disk sits on the West side of County Hwy J.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/29/2016

last visited: never

Image for VIROQUA GPS 2 Control Station - Viroqua, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksVIROQUA GPS 2 Control Station - Viroqua, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

This disk placed by the Wisconsin DOT in 2012, sits atop a ridge just of US61.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/29/2016

last visited: never

Image for 3E49 Control Station - Tomah, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks3E49 Control Station - Tomah, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

On a bridge traversing Council creek, this disk is marked with w hite witness post.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/29/2016

last visited: never

Image for Disk Marker (Wisconsin Division of Highways) - Tomah, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksDisk Marker (Wisconsin Division of Highways) - Tomah, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

This disk is on the opposite side of Townline Road from a Wisconsin DOT Control Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/29/2016

last visited: never

Image for U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Triangulation Station DN1260 - Whitesboro, TXview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Triangulation Station DN1260 - Whitesboro, TX

in U.S. Benchmarks

U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Triangulation Station DN1260 is located in a triangle-shaped (!) piece of land where the Whitesboro Welcome Sign greets you as you come in from the southeast on TX SH 56.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/29/2016

last visited: never

Image for 57L -  Yellowstone Lake, WYview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks57L - Yellowstone Lake, WY

in U.S. Benchmarks

I found this elevation marking while locating a nearby virtual cache (Yellowstone Forever #3, GCJKAG). It's a nice walk into the woods if you're staying in one of the nearby hotels.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Star:Fox

location: Wyoming

date approved: 9/29/2016

last visited: never

Image for AZI 1954 - Council Bluffs, IAview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksAZI 1954 - Council Bluffs, IA

in U.S. Benchmarks

Azimuth disk located on a ridge line trail at Vincent Bluff State Preserve in Council Bluffs, IA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Nebraska

date approved: 9/28/2016

last visited: never

Image for SOLOVISTAview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksSOLOVISTA

in U.S. Benchmarks

GPS station disk; Multnomah County Primary GPS Control Network

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 9/28/2016

last visited: never

Image for 3E48 Control Station - Tomah, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks3E48 Control Station - Tomah, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

This disk is located on the South end of the East headwall of a bridge traversing the South Fork Lemonweir River

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/28/2016

last visited: never

Image for Z 220 Vertical Control - Tunnel City, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksZ 220 Vertical Control - Tunnel City, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

This disk is found under the Hwy 12 overpass with I-90. Hwy 12 goes under I-90, still watch for cars.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/28/2016

last visited: never

Image for CENT RM 01view gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksCENT RM 01

in U.S. Benchmarks

Reference mark for EV2859 California Division of Highways

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ThrYar

location: California

date approved: 9/28/2016

last visited: never

Image for 29 181W Control Station - Tunnel City, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks29 181W Control Station - Tunnel City, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

Located just off of Hwy 21, between Tunnel City and Tomah, this disk was placed in 1997 and is part of the Wisconsin County GPS Network.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/28/2016

last visited: never

Image for DJ2600(G 198 RESET) - Garrett County MDview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksDJ2600(G 198 RESET) - Garrett County MD

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is a Maryland State Highway Administration survey disk in Garrett County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Maryland

date approved: 9/28/2016

last visited: never

Image for Cascade Pass Geological Survey BM 5392view gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksCascade Pass Geological Survey BM 5392

in U.S. Benchmarks

At Cascade Pass in the North Cascades National Park is a metal post with a round brass cap, a US Geological Survey bench mark. The elevation 5392 feet above sea level is embossed on the 4' diameter cap.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member arby101ca

location: Washington

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: never

Image for J 230 Stainless Steel Rod - Sparta, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksJ 230 Stainless Steel Rod - Sparta, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

This benchmark ended up being a real reach. Watch for the barb wire and you can get to it.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: never

Image for 27-174W Control Station - Sparta, WIview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks27-174W Control Station - Sparta, WI

in U.S. Benchmarks

Located between the Sparta-La Crosse Bike Trail and Iband Avenue, this disk was placed for the Wisconsin County GPS Network.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: never

Image for ROW Marker 69 AHD - US 78 - Oxford, ALview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksROW Marker 69 AHD - US 78 - Oxford, AL

in U.S. Benchmarks

Located in a paved parking area near a Texaco / Subway and a Dairy Queen on US 78 in Oxford, AL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 9/16/2016

Image for 955.670 - Bellevue, NEview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks955.670 - Bellevue, NE

in U.S. Benchmarks

Reference Mark Disk marked "670."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Nebraska

date approved: 9/26/2016

last visited: never

Image for P10 - Bellevue, NEview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksP10 - Bellevue, NE

in U.S. Benchmarks

Benchmark disk

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Nebraska

date approved: 9/26/2016

last visited: never

Image for GG0638 - Fayetteville magnetic station disk  - Fayetteville, ARview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksGG0638 - Fayetteville magnetic station disk - Fayetteville, AR

in U.S. Benchmarks

Located in the lawn near the Engineering Building on the campus of the University of Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Arkansas

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/23/2016

Total Records: 13245 Page: 1 of 530 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)