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.

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 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:
  • 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
  • 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: 11707 Page: 1 of 469 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Image for LW4944 - St Anthanys Church Spire – New Bedford, MAview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksLW4944 - St Anthanys Church Spire – New Bedford, MA

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is a very tall steeple and can be seen from a distance. The church is on Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

Image for LW4927 - Butler Flats Lighthouse - New Bedford, MAview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksLW4927 - Butler Flats Lighthouse - New Bedford, MA

in U.S. Benchmarks

This small sparkplug lighthouse is located in the New Bedford outer harbor. The lighthouse is closed to the public and is only accessible by boat.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

Image for LU0293 - Bowman & 36 - Tehama County, CAview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksLU0293 - Bowman & 36 - Tehama County, CA

in U.S. Benchmarks

Benchmark set in concrete in 1935.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rdlemler

location: California

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

Image for GW2230view gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksGW2230

in U.S. Benchmarks

GW2230 is located on one of leg piers of the Roanoke Star.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

Image for PTS N READING BUR OF WTR - Reading, PAview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksPTS N READING BUR OF WTR - Reading, PA

in U.S. Benchmarks

Northernmost of 2 benchmarks set on the N & S side of the park entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

Image for Mt. Penn Pagoda  -  Reading, PAview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksMt. Penn Pagoda - Reading, PA

in U.S. Benchmarks

A 5-story pagoda serves as an Intersection Station benchmark & is visible for miles around from the top of Mt. Penn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

Image for READING (KV2200) - Reading, PAview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksREADING (KV2200) - Reading, PA

in U.S. Benchmarks

A benchmark disk located at the NE corner of Penn & 11th Streets - at the top of a retaining wall west of a set of steps.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

Image for READING RM 1 - Reading, PAview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksREADING RM 1 - Reading, PA

in U.S. Benchmarks

Reference Mark No. 1 for Benchmark 'READING' (KV2200) located across the street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

Image for PTS S READING BUR OF WTR 1942 (KV3825) - Reading, PAview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksPTS S READING BUR OF WTR 1942 (KV3825) - Reading, PA

in U.S. Benchmarks

A Reading Bureau of Water disk located on a stone post NW of the Berks County Conservancy building on the E side of 11th Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

Image for Denver City Engineer LS 14591 VM 4A 1990 Disk - Denver, COview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksDenver City Engineer LS 14591 VM 4A 1990 Disk - Denver, CO

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is one of many survey disks in the capital city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Colorado

date approved: 8/29/2014

last visited: never

Image for Corps of Discovery II (U.S. Mint Staircase) - Denver, COview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksCorps of Discovery II (U.S. Mint Staircase) - Denver, CO

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is one of two of the same disks at the U.S. Mint in Denver.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Colorado

date approved: 8/29/2014

last visited: never

Image for Salt Lake City Corp C 29-1 3-86 Monument - Salt Lake City, UTview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksSalt Lake City Corp C 29-1 3-86 Monument - Salt Lake City, UT

in U.S. Benchmarks

A survey monument, just south of the state capital building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 8/29/2014

last visited: never

Image for Meridian - Salt Lake City, UTview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksMeridian - Salt Lake City, UT

in U.S. Benchmarks

A stone monument to mark the true elevation of Salt Lake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 8/29/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

Image for 201 -- Cedar Breaks National Monument, nr Cedar City UTview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks201 -- Cedar Breaks National Monument, nr Cedar City UT

in U.S. Benchmarks

A National Park Service Department of the Interior benchmark 201 at the tip of Point Supreme, set in a rock outcrop

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Utah

date approved: 8/29/2014

last visited: never

Image for Public Service Co. of Colorado Elevation Mark Cap #78 - Denver, COview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksPublic Service Co. of Colorado Elevation Mark Cap #78 - Denver, CO

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is one of many survey marks in the capital city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Colorado

date approved: 8/29/2014

last visited: never

Image for McCann Street Flood Control and Water Resources Benchmark HOW 16view gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksMcCann Street Flood Control and Water Resources Benchmark HOW 16

in U.S. Benchmarks

Standard bronze benchmark disk on the southwest edge of the bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tackett_family

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

Image for SSS PLS 2500 EL 906 3/4 BM - Cheyenne, WYview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksSSS PLS 2500 EL 906 3/4 BM - Cheyenne, WY

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is one of many survey marks in the capital city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Wyoming

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

Image for U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey E 311 Benchmark - Cheyenne, WYview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey E 311 Benchmark - Cheyenne, WY

in U.S. Benchmarks

This is one of many benchmarks located in the capital city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Wyoming

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

Image for Wyoming State Capital Dome - Cheyenne, WYview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksWyoming State Capital Dome - Cheyenne, WY

in U.S. Benchmarks

The state capital building dome of Wyoming is a benchmark registered on geocaching's benchmark database.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Wyoming

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: 8/28/2014

Image for RD2932 CROSS - Portland, ORview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksRD2932 CROSS - Portland, OR

in U.S. Benchmarks

Triangulation station located in Portland, OR NE 39th & NE Glisan St. in Coe Circle near Joan of Arc statue

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tbarhunt

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

Image for U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS2723 - Waxahachie, TXview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS2723 - Waxahachie, TX

in U.S. Benchmarks

U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS2723 is the staff atop the tower on the historic Ellis County Courthouse on the square in Waxahachie, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

Image for 2058 + 74.63 -- N Rim Grand Canyon AZview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks2058 + 74.63 -- N Rim Grand Canyon AZ

in U.S. Benchmarks

US Federal Highway Administration benchmark at the sign marking the northern border of the Grand Canyon National Park at the North Rim of the canyon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/26/2014

last visited: 8/26/2014

Image for 2033 + 0054 -- N Rim of Grand Canyon AZview gallery
Log it!

U.S. Benchmarks2033 + 0054 -- N Rim of Grand Canyon AZ

in U.S. Benchmarks

A US Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Public Roads elevation station at the southern border of the Grand Canyon National Park -- North Rim

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/26/2014

last visited: 8/26/2014

Image for APS14-- Grand Canyon Lodge, N Rim Grand Canyon AZview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksAPS14-- Grand Canyon Lodge, N Rim Grand Canyon AZ

in U.S. Benchmarks

US Department of the Interior-National Park Service benchmark disk APS14, on the south balcony of the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/26/2014

last visited: 8/26/2014

Image for AP 329 3SISTERS WILDERNESSview gallery
Log it!

U.S. BenchmarksAP 329 3SISTERS WILDERNESS

in U.S. Benchmarks

Angle point located on the Three Sisters Wilderness boundary (Tract 3SWA) set by USDA-Forest Service, William Ham in 2005

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/26/2014

last visited: never

Total Records: 11707 Page: 1 of 469 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)