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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.

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)
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U.S. BenchmarksSF DPW BM 0104 at 7th and Hooper

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A benchmark in the curb near the corner of 7th and Hooper Streets in an industrial neighborhood in San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 4/14/2009

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSF DPW BM-0066

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Bronze benchmark on the northwest corner of 4th and Harrison in San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 8/17/2008

last visited: never

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NWNW1.1 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW BM 0064 - San Francisco, CA

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DPW BM 0064 in San Francisco, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/31/2013

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSF DPW T - 0065

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A benchmark on Third Street near 18th Street in the Dog Patch neighborhod of San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 4/14/2009

last visited: never

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NENE1.3 km

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U.S. BenchmarksSF DPW T-0162

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A San Francisco Department of Public Works Benchmark on the north corner of Third and Townsend Streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 6/24/2008

last visited: 2/24/2009

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NN1.4 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW BM 0072 - San Francisco, CA

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A DPW on 3rd St in San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/8/2009

last visited: 2/12/2009

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NENE1.6 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW T-0178

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San Francisco Department of Public Works T-0178

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 5/2/2008

last visited: never

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NN1.6 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW T-0202- San Francisco, CA

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A disk on the corner of 4th and Howard.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/25/2009

last visited: 3/27/2009

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NWNW1.9 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW BM-0032 - San Francisco, CA

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A benchmark in downtown San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/21/2010

last visited: 6/22/2010

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NWNW2.1 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW BM - O105 - San Francisco, CA

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Benchmark 105 in San Francisco, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/23/2010

last visited: 6/25/2010

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NN2.1 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW BM - 0029

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DPW BM - 0029 is located in San Francisco, CA. Disk is located on Kearny Street sidewalk; corner of Kearny Street and Third Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member L-grl

location: California

date approved: 6/7/2008

last visited: never

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NN2.3 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW BM - 0028

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DPW BM - 0028 is located in San Francisco, CA. Disk is located on the sidewalk, corner of Montgomery Street and New Montgomery. It is next to the Montgomery Street BART station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member L-grl

location: California

date approved: 6/7/2008

last visited: 3/18/2011

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NENE2.4 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW T-0180

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San Francisco DPW Benchmark on the Embarcadero

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 5/2/2008

last visited: never

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NN2.4 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW BM - 0137 - San Francisco, CA

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A benchmark by Union Square in San Francico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/26/2010

last visited: 7/1/2010

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NWNW2.4 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW BM-0115 - San Francisco, CA

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A DPW benchmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/29/2012

last visited: never

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NN2.6 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW 181 - San Francisco, CA

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A benchmark from the DPW in downtown San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/14/2009

last visited: 2/20/2009

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NN2.7 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW BM 0023

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DPW BM 0023 is located on corner of Drumm Street and Market Street in San Francisco, CA. Benchmark disk is located on the sidewalk, near edge of sidewalk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member L-grl

location: California

date approved: 8/4/2008

last visited: never

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NN2.9 km

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U.S. BenchmarksSAN FRANCISCO FERRY BLDG FS - San Francisco, CA

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The Ferry Building's flagstaff is a benchmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/5/2008

last visited: 1/14/2015

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NN3.4 km

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U.S. BenchmarksDPW BM 0009 - San Francisco, CA

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A benchmark along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/31/2013

last visited: never

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NN3.7 km

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U.S. BenchmarksASTRONOMIC STATION - San Francisco, CA

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A benchmark in Washington Square Park. This stone monument is large, it's easy to spot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/10/2009

last visited: 6/9/2014

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NN3.9 km

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U.S. BenchmarksCoit Monument - San Francisco, CA

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Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/14/2009

last visited: 6/11/2011

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NN3.9 km

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U.S. BenchmarksPlaza N1 - San Francisco, CA

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A reference disk by Coit Tower. This is one of two Reference disks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/14/2009

last visited: 6/25/2012

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NN3.9 km

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U.S. BenchmarksPlaza N2 - San Francisco, CA

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Plaza N2 reference disk in the parking lot of Coit Tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/14/2009

last visited: 6/9/2014

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NWNW4.7 km

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U.S. BenchmarksT 1 S, R 5 W - San Francisco, CA

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U.S.D.I. Bureau of Land Management cadastral mark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: California

date approved: 12/25/2010

last visited: 3/6/2012

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SWSW4.8 km

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U.S. BenchmarksSouth Twin Reference Mark No. 2 - 1932 - San Francisco, CA

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This reference mark disk can be found at the summit of South Twin Peak in San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 6/5/2013

last visited: never

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