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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:
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  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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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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Benchmark at the base of the Lookout Tower in O'Bannon Woods

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 2/28/2013

last visited: 5/25/2013

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Lookout Tower benchmark in O'Bannon State Park

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/1/2013

last visited: 5/25/2013

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Benchmark along Old Hwy 135 in downtown Corydon near the fairgrounds

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/3/2013

last visited: 9/3/2013

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U.S. BenchmarksBenchmark JA0508 "Oriole 1946"

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Located in rural Perry County, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Odyssey Posse

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/20/2009

last visited: 6/20/2009

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Reference Mark to the nearby Triangulation Station marker

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/30/2013

last visited: 8/1/2013

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Triangulation Station mark at a roadside park in the Hoosier National Forest

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/30/2013

last visited: 8/1/2013

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Reference Mark #2 for the nearby Triangulation Station marker

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/30/2013

last visited: 8/1/2013

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City of Louisville Bench Mark # 20-4.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member beachkid

location: Kentucky

date approved: 3/26/2007

last visited: 11/15/2007

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Benchmark on the town square in Paoli, IN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/24/2012

last visited: 5/6/2013

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Standpipe benchmark in Paoli, IN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/9/2013

last visited: 8/11/2013

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U.S. BenchmarksCorps of Discovery II - Clark Home Site, Indiana

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Corps of Discovery II – Clark Home Site, IN, is a four-inch Lewis and Clark commemorative disk that is located at the George Rogers Clark Home Site in Falls iof the Ohio State Park, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings

location: Indiana

date approved: 11/26/2005

last visited: 11/16/2012

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U.S. BenchmarksHZ1473 - Louisville, Kentucky

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This Louisville City Survey disk is located right in front of Louisville's Metro Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Saureus

location: Kentucky

date approved: 9/27/2009

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCorps of Discovery II - Clarksville, Indiana

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Corps of Discovery II – Clarksville, IN, is a twelve-inch Lewis and Clark commemorative disk located in the Falls of the Ohio State Park, Clarksville, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings

location: Indiana

date approved: 11/25/2005

last visited: 11/16/2012

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Corps of Discovery II – Louisville, KY, is a twelve-inch Lewis and Clark commemorative disk located in Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings

location: Kentucky

date approved: 11/25/2005

last visited: 11/13/2010

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This is U.S. Geological Survey Benchmark 188 WSM

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sialis

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/3/2013

last visited: 7/30/2013

Image for Ferdinand Nunnery Dome - JA1831 - Ferdinand, INview gallery

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Dome at the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, IN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 5/13/2013

last visited: 5/23/2013

Image for Orleans Airport - P309 HA0076 - Orleans, INview gallery

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U.S. BenchmarksOrleans Airport - P309 HA0076 - Orleans, IN

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Benchmark at the entrance to the Orleans Airport

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/14/2015

last visited: 1/26/2015

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Benchmark along the old Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville railroad to the east of Orleans, IN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/27/2015

last visited: 4/3/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksBenchmark F338 in Hawesville, Kentucky

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Benchmark F338 disk,set into the top of a round concrete monument on Hwy 3199 South east of Hawesville

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ReedKyCacheFinders

location: Kentucky

date approved: 3/24/2009

last visited: 10/28/2009

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Benchmark along the Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville railroad tracks on the east of Orleans, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/27/2015

last visited: 4/3/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksCorps of Discovery II - Locust Grove, Kentucky

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Corps of Discovery II – Locust Grove, KY, is a four-inch Lewis and Clark commemorative disk located at the Locust Grove National Historical Landmark near Louisville, KY.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings

location: Kentucky

date approved: 11/26/2005

last visited: 5/8/2007

Image for Orleans Municipal Tank JA1704 - Orleans, INview gallery

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Old water tower on the north ege of Orleans, IN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/27/2015

last visited: 4/3/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksBenchmark under the Fire Tower!

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There is a benchmark underneath the Fire Tower in Clark State Forest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BDSmiley

location: Indiana

date approved: 5/28/2012

last visited: 5/23/2012

Image for State Highway Commission of Indiana Survey Benchmark V-163 SPFview gallery

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U.S. BenchmarksState Highway Commission of Indiana Survey Benchmark V-163 SPF

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State Highway Commission of Indiana Survey Benchmark, stamped V-163 SPF.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Odyssey Posse

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/7/2009

last visited: 7/6/2009

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A disk with minimal markings sitting in the woods in Charlestown State Park, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Saureus

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/4/2009

last visited: never

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