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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.
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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)
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  • Find type
  • Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional)
  • NGS PID
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U.S. BenchmarksPapio ND - Omaha, NE

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Benchmark disk located on a parking lot vehicle bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Nebraska

date approved: 11/28/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksPapio L40 - Omaha, NE

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Papio NRD Benchmark L40

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Nebraska

date approved: 11/28/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNDOR (ND) - Douglas Co, NE

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NDOR benchmark on Pawnee Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Nebraska

date approved: 11/27/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksPAPIO (ND) - Papillion, NE

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Papio Natural Resources District benchmark. It didn't have a designation stamped on it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Nebraska

date approved: 11/27/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNDOR - Council Bluffs, IA

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NDOR survey mark on the Veteran's Memorial Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Iowa

date approved: 11/26/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksArizona Farms Road Benchmark - Pinal County, AZ

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This benchmark sits on the north side of Arizona Farms Road in Pinal County, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 11/26/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksE12 GU6 - Benchmark - Harborcreek, PA

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Benchmark along Route 955 in Harborcreek, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksPapio B30 - Omaha, NE

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Papio NRD Benchmark B 30.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Nebraska

date approved: 11/23/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksFISH CREEK RIDGE CHURCH SPIRE - Rockland, WI

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Back in 1930, CGS decided to mark this church spire as a survey benchmark. Today this church that was built in 1894 still stands with the same spire.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/22/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSCAFE Reference Mark 2 - Village of Burns, WI, USA

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This disk is reference mark 2 of 2 for a nearby triangulation station disk.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/22/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNV HD Survey Marker 413164 - Las Vegas Blvd South, NV

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Old-style Nevada Highway Department Survey Monument marked ON 839+00.76 located on the east side of Las Vegas Blvd south of the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Nevada

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksHarris County Flood Control District Floodplain Reference Mark 020290 -- La Porte TX

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This floodplain reference mark is located in a culvert in the 2100 block of South Battlefield Road in La Porte TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: 10/9/2016

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U.S. BenchmarksKT1815 - 'WILLOWS PAC TEL CO MICRO MAST' - Willows, CA

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This microwave mast stands tall in downtown Willows.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCM 1353 - D/FW Airport

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D/FW International Airport Construction Marker CM 1353.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksTipton Municipal Tank - Tipton, CA

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An elevated tank in the center of town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCM 1296 - Irving, TX

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Benchmark disk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Texas

date approved: 11/18/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksOrange County Surveyor 3P-28-78 Benchmark - Dana Point, CA

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A benchmark located in Dana Point.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/16/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksPapio W40 - Papillion, NE

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Papio Natural Resources District W40 survey disk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Nebraska

date approved: 11/15/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks3EE-24-91 ~Oso Parkway~Las Flores

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Northeast Corner of a headwall just off Oso Parkway. Easily located due to the survey stake (attached to the fence post on the headwall) with BRIGHT PINK survey tape tied to the top.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tissa1020 & Foxhound

location: California

date approved: 11/15/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGS '40JD 4068' BM - Litchfield, CA

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This benchmark resides at the corner of Center Rd and Blue Lane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/15/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGLO 'MON NEV CAL NO 1' Boundary Marker - South Lake Tahoe, CA

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This boundary marker designates the boundary between Nevada and California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/15/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksJR1261 - USC&GS 'INITIAL MON 1 CA NV' Bolt - South Lake Tahoe, CA

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This is a bolt, boundary monument and metal disk all in one.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/15/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksJS0006 - USC&GS 'P 125' BM - El Dorado County, CA

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This disk is located at the Eagle Falls picnic area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/13/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksJS0007 - USC&GS 'Q 920' BM - El Dorado County, CA

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This disk is located at Inspiration Point scenic overlook.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/13/2016

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksKS0285 - BOR 'L 837' BM - Tahoe City, CA

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This old disk is located directly off a bike path along Truckee River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/13/2016

last visited: never

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