GEOCAC MO - Benchmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
N 37° 00.195 W 094° 34.996
15S E 359128 N 4096404
Quick Description: GEOCAC MO Benchmark at the I-44 East Visitor Center Joplin, Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2008 10:57:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM59DR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member rainwolf420
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Long Description:
This is the start of the History of this GEOCAC Benchmarking Project. I have started a project and we hope to get all 50 States and as many foreign countries as we can.
3 U.S. States have added their marks Arizona was 1st Missouri was 2nd and Wisconsin is 3rd.
One is in Iraq now and plan to be set soon as well.

When the data has been processed I will add a link to the OPUS NGS Page.

WELCOME TO THE MISSOURI GEOCACHING WAYMARKING PROJECT GEOCAC

PART OF THE NSPS GEOCACHING PROJECT

Breaking the boundaries between surveying,waymarking and geocaching!

Waymarkers and Geocachers use GPS and evidence on the ground to find and set things that are not obvious to the eye. Land surveyors also use GPS (among lots of other cool and expensive toys) and evidence on the ground to find and set things that are not obvious to the eye. Waymarkers and Geocachers try to get the best GPS accuracy possible, surveyors use GPS equipment with accuracy that boggles the mind. Waymarkers and Geocachers may look for NGS bench marks, whereas surveyors often use NGS bench marks and may even set some new bench marks. The three activities have many similarities.

Waymarks and Geocaches are being set across the state of MISSOURI as part of the MSPS Geocaching Project. The MSPS Geocaching Project is an effort by the Missouri Society of Land Surveyors (MSPS) to introduce geocachers to surveying and surveyors to geocaching, and to promote surveying as a viable career choice. Waymarkers and Geocaches set as part of this project are intended to promote environmental responsibility. MSPS geocaches are intended to give a favorable impression of the surveying community by being placed at spectacular sites that relate in some way to surveying. The establishment of the MSPS Geocaching Project is an effort to tell the world about MSPS.

The MSPS Geocaching Project, by the Missouri Society of Land Surveyors, is established in Missouri in coordination with the many states in the national effort of the NSPS Geocaching Project sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS).

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History of Mark: Not listed

Additional point: Not Listed

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