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True. Also, I was dyslexic with the Air Force marker; it should be AE4289, not AE2489. I have a short list of corrections for the web page, a few in data and most in formatting. Between all of the submissions I estimate the list is going to be about 550 agencies/types of disks (probably 440 different agencies) by the time I'm through the spreadsheets. There will be 150 or so that don't have photos yet, some of which have been logged on Geocaching.

 

Here's some:

 

LF0400 (US) USGS & State Survey [Type II]

AB4095 (NE) Nebraska Department of Roads

LG1416 (US) National Geodetic Service Reference Mark

KV6548 (NJ) Somerset County

KP0300 (US) USAF Gravity Station

KR1828 (US) US Navy Geothermal Subsidence Survey

OG0589 (NY) City of Lockport Geodetic Control

AB3840 (NY) New York State Dept. of Transportation [Type III]

AE2191 (NY) New York State Dept. of Transportation [Type IV]

AE3336 (OH) City of Dayton Department of Planning

AE3346 (OH) City of Dayton Water Department

JZ0757 (OH) City of Cincinnati [Type III]

JZ3510 (OH) City of Cincinnati Traverse Station

JX2285 (OH) **City of Marietta

AE2615 (OH) Augliaze County Engineers Office

 

Bad photo:

MB3147 (OH) City of Akron Boundary Corner

JY1789 (OH) Greene County

AA6336 (OH) Tuscarawas County

AI6812 (OH) Warren County

 

Wrong PID, new agency:

AA5410 (MI) SSOE

RY0118 (MT) Montana State Highway Commission

KR1265 (NV) Nevada Deparment of Transportation

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Ok, I'm done going through the state by state spreadsheets. I may (probably) have missed a few, but...

 

I have better photos for about 15 agencies, and corrections to another 15 or so. I've found a number of agencies that didn't previously have photos, but the list of non-photoed disks has expanded significantly. I'll be reorganizing things soon.

 

Found and photoed:

EM1090 (OK) Oklahoma Department of Transporation

AA5132 (US) U.S. Dept. of Interior Bureau of Land Management Control Survey (cool disc)

NZ1141 (OR) City of Medford Reference disk

NZ0805 (US) US National Gravity Base Station

AI1993 (OR) Douglas County

RD1715 (OR) **Yamhill County

QE0682 (US) U.S. Engineer Office Oregon

RD1588 (OR) City of Portland [Type II]

QE0634 (OR) Oregon State University - Tau Beta Pi

RB0343 (OR) Pacific Power & Light Company

AB6492 (PA) **ADR Geodetic Survey

CK5668 (SC) South Carolina Coastal Council

AI2630 (SC) South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation

DD4562 (SC) South Carolina Coastal Council [Type II]

AI7538 (SD) Rapid City - Pennington County

FE2836 (TN) *Mephis Light Gas and Water

AV0984 (TX) Jefferson County Appraisal District

CS3400 (TX) Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation

AC6325 (TX) Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation [Type II]

AA3690 (UT) Salt Lake Survey (cool disc)

AE4743 (UT) Salt Lake City Corp.

AA3392 (UT) Utah County Land Survey

HV3311 (US) National Military Park

HV5110 (VA) Public Buildings and Public Parks [Type II]

GW2574 (VA) County of Amherst

GW2680 (VA) Bedford County

GW2797 (VA) City of Bedford

Ah3581 (VT) Vermont Agency of Transportation [Type II]

AA6396 (US) The Supreme Court of the United States [Type II]

AB7404 (US) The Supreme Court of the United State Reference Mark

AA8852 (VT) Vermont Highway Department

AB7324 (VT) Vermont Geodetic Survey

AA5929 (WA) *David Evans and Associates

AB5000 (WA) Datum Pacific, Inc.

AA5928 (WA) Kittitas County

AH7024 (WA) Pacific County

SY5737 (WA) City of Redmond

TR2547 (WA) Washington Land Survey Association

AF9927 (WI) Bayfield County

OM1238 (WI) Dane County

AF9946 (WI) Wisconsin Department of Transportation [Type IV]

AG9596 (WI) Sawyer County

OL0154 (WI) City of Milwaukee

AA2122 (WY) Wyoming Department of Transportation

 

Bad photo:

FJ1382 (OK) Oklahoma Department of Highways

RD1589 (OR) ???

AC6722 (SC) South Carolina Santee Cooper PS Authority (cool pic)

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Here's the additions to the new agency, no photo list. In some cases the listed PID is the only PID for that agency that I could find; others below have many PIDs for that agency. If you're planning some benchmarking for the future, please consider getting one of these marks that are nearby you.

 

New agency, no photo:

AA1896 (AK) ASLS - Alaska State Land Survey

UW8063 (AK) Alaska Department of Natural Resources

TT4594 (AK) R + M Consultants

AA1890 (US) NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

UW8069 (AK) ?? LDGO

TT0865 (US) ?? Department of Defense

AA1953 (AL) Jefferson County

AE5512 (AL) Escambia County

AE3010 (AR) Baxter County

EJ0509 (AR) Arkansas Geodetic Survey

AE2992 (AR) Arkansas Highway Department

DV2346 (AZ) Pinal County

AI1916 (AZ) City of Mesa

CY1228 (US) US Soil Erosion Service

FS1052 (US) US Navy

HJ0218 (CO) ATSFRR

KK1538 (CO) County and City of Denver

KL0833 (US) US Water and Power Resource Service

LX0844 (CT) City of Bridgeport

LX1639 (CT) City of Meriden

LX3190 (CT) Connecticut Department of Transportation

HV1407 (DC) Washington Naval Yard

AD8472 (FL) ADR Geodetic Services

AI5517 (FL) Berryman & Henigar

AD8751 (FL) Bannerman Surveyors Incorporated

AA8886 (FL) Baskerville Donovan Incorporated

AK7519 (FL) Duda Lands Incorporated

AC3351 (FL) E R Brownell and Assoc. Inc.

AG9464 (FL) Charlotte County

AB5358 (FL) Lake County

AG9472 (FL) Lee County

AG9120 (FL) Manatee County

AB2495 (FL) Martin County

BG5060 (FL) Okaloosa County

AA8143 (FL) Putnam County

AA7668 (FL) St. Lucie County

AA8873 (FL) Santa Rosa County

AE6446 (FL) Central South Florida Flood control District

AH8810 (FL) Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection

AL7950 (FL) Genesis Surveying Incorporated

AA8037 (FL) Geobase Control Incorporated

AA8023 (FL) Hollingsworth and Associates Incorporated

AB2520 (FL) Okeechobee County Property Appraisers

AI5524 (FL) George F Young Incorporated

AB6363 (GA) Atlanta Airport Engineers

AI6875 (GA) City of Atlanta Department of Public Works

CK0028 (GA) Georgia Geodetic Survey

EE1881 (GA) Georgia Highway Department

DE2410 (GA) Georgia Power Company

AI8598 (GA) GA-SC State Boundary RM

AA2775 (GA) Mercer University HARN station

AF8804 (GA) Southern College of Technology

AA3587 (US) NASA

NM0141 (IA) Iowa Geodetic Survey

AE8059 (IA) Iowa Highway Department

AE2150 (IA) Mitchell Jones & Harden Incorporated

OY1322 (IA) Atomic Energy Commission

NT0336 (IA) Bureau of Public Roads

RZ0930 (IA) Idaho Department of Transportation

AB2602 (IL) Du Page County

NH0919 (IL) USGS Mid-Continent Mapping Center

ME2130 (IN) Indiana Flood Control and Water Res. Comm.

KA0654 (IN) New York Central Railroad (?)

KA1106 (IN) Pennsylvania Railroad

HA1055 (US) U.S. Weather Bureau (found, not photoed)

KS0868 (KS) City of Topeka Engineering Department

KG0477 (KS) Kansas Department of Transportation

KF0640 (KS) Kansas State University (found, not photoed)

AI9032 (KY) GRW Aerial Surveys

GY3375 (KY) Kentucky Department of Transportation

GZ1222 (KY) Southern Railroad

AH6253 (LA) Gulf South Engineers

AA1845 (LA) Calcasieu Parish MPC Project

AA3479 (LA) City of Bossier (found, not photoed)

AT0802 (LA) St. Bernard Parish

AU3418 (LA) St. Mary's Parish

AU1024 (LA) City of New Orleans

AT1379 (LA) LA Dept. of Highways Geodetic Survey

AH6531 (LA) LA Dept. of Public Works

AI5533 (MA) Massachusetts Port Authority

AI6311 (MD) Allegany County

JV2191 (US) National Bureau of Standards (found, not photoed)

PE0486 (ME) City of Bangor (found, not photoed)

AA6779 (MI) Wayne County (found, not photoed)

NG0773 (MI) State of Michigan Airport Reference Mark

PQ1494 (MN) City of Hutchinson

PQ0525 (MN) City of Granite Falls

QO2378 (MN) City of Minneapolis

AE8889 (MN) MNDOT Azimuth Mark

QO2438 (MN) MNDOT Reference Mark (already photoed)

TC1260 (MN) Wallace ASsociates

CP3460 (MS) Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality

DJ1659 (MS) Mississippi State University

FZ2121 (NC) Moore Gardner Associates

AH7148 (NC) City of Kingston

LG0404 (NE) Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad (destroyed?)

MM0219 (NE) Union Pacific Railroad

AH8872 (NH) New Hampshire Air National Guard

KV7019 (NJ) Brick Township (found, not photoed)

GS0732 (US) Atomic Energy Commission

PG1245 (US) Canadian Survey of Canada

OE1810 (NY) Fulton County

NA1990 (NY) Fulton-Saratoga County Line

KU4545 (NY) Nassau County Azimuth Mark

KU4547 (NY) Nassau County

MZ2627 (NY) Saratoga County Geodetic Survey

KZ0580 (OH) Akron, Canton and Youngstown Railroad

KY3587 (OH) American Electric Power Survey C

LA2582 (OH) Licking County (found, not photoed)

KY1681 (OH) Stark County (found, not photoed)

AI8051 (OH) Warren County

JZ2921 (OH) City of Dayton

AA6883 (OH) City of Kent (found, not photoed)

AC6880 (OH) City of St. Clairsville (found, not photoed)

HY1924 (OH) Ohio Geodetic Survey

KY3589 (OH) Ohio Power Company

JZ2906 (OH) Army Air Corps

JZ2907 (OH) US Air Force Grid disk

KZ2046 (OH) US Air Force Survey Squadron

AI1990 (OR) Benton County

RD0263 (OR) Clackamas County

NZ0950 (OR) Jackson County

AI2003 (OR) Pacific Survey of Medford

AE1706 (OR) Lane County (found, no photo)

QE1421 (US) U.S. Coast Guard

AJ5396 (SC) Enfinger and Associates PA

CJ0629 (SC) E.S.P. Inc.

AI8600 (SC) Georgia South Carolina Boundary Mark

DE8424 (SC) North Carolina-South Carolina State Boundary Line

AJ6737 (SC) South Carolina Department of Transportation

EC3068 (SC) South Carolina Electric & Gas

DE2028 (SC) South Carolina Power Authority

AA4247 (SC) SC Society of Registered Land Surveyors

AJ2669 (TN) City of Memphis

FE0752 (TN) Tennessee Department of Geology

AE8140 (TX) Texas Aeronautics Commission

LO1153 (UT) City of Provo (found, not photoed)

AA9436 (VA) Geometrics GPS, Inc.

HV4934 (VA) Maryland-Virginia Boundary Commission

AH8996 (VA) Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority

GW2749 (VA) Campbell County

FY4395 (VA) City of Danville

GV6133 (VA) James City County

HW0820 (VA) Virginia Department of Highways

AE6516 (VT) Appalachian National Scenic Trail Survey

AH3593 (VT) Central Vermont Public Service Corporation

SX1652 (WA) Exhibit G

SW1700 (WA) Douglas County Engineer

SX1638 (WA) Douglas County

TP1439 (WA) Erlandsen and Associates

DH3810 (WA) Foresight Surveying Inc.

RC0737 (WA) Pacific Power & Light

SB1220 (WA) Yakima County

AA5916 (WA) Washington Department of Natural Resources

DF6123 (WI) Calumet County

DH5566 (WI) Columbia County

AI5999 (WI) Dane County

AC9048 (WI) Dunn County

AF9971 (WI) Price County

HW3677 (WV) BSC Group, Inc.

PX0024 (WY) Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad

AA2121 (US) National Weather Service

AC5594 (WY) Wyoming Highway Department

 

Possible new agency, no photo:

NF1752 (MI) MIDH Az Mk

AB5898 (MN) Crow Wing County?

KV6645 (NJ) Railroad Baseline?

JZ0428 (OH) Baltimore and Ohio Railroad?

JY1902 (OH) Columbus Southern Power Company

MC0448 (OH) City of Tiffin

EM1084 (US) US Army Range?

GV6061 (VA) Newport News Water Works?

PG0110 (VT) Delaware and Hudson Railroad

SY3078 (WA) Washington Geodetic Survey?

AB8460 (WA) Burnett County

 

Agencies in NGS, not Geocaching:

most counties in Minnesota

DF7517 (MO) City of St. Charles

DF8041 (NC) City of Concord

counties in NC

DE7803 (NY) Town of Amherst

counties in OR

a number in Puerto Rico

counties in SC

AJ5768 (SC) University of South Carolina

DG7708 (TN) Nashville Airport Authority

AJ6952 (TX) Southwest Texas State University

AA3140 (TX) City of Arlington (cool pic)

AA2679 (VA) County of Arlington

AJ4475 (VA) City of Lynchburg

DG6614 (VA) Spotsylvania County

AJ5521 (VA) Stafford County

DH3744 (WA) 3001, Inc.

DH5625 (WI) Green Lake County

DF9612 (WI) Jefferson County

DH5692 (WI) Juneau County

other Wisconsin counties

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Hi

 

Can anyone tell me what type of marker this is?

Not desirable I would think, since it has no real information on it...

 

USGS_Marker.jpg

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Since one of the professionals in the crowd hasn't answered this one, I'll take a crack at it. It looks like a temporary marker put down by the USGS for a local surveying project. There's probably a USGS marker in the nearby area, or something that they were measuring. You're right, it doesn't have much significance to someone not associated with the USGS, or even from the team that put it down, and you won't be able to report it anywhere.

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Here's a few more agencies, from the gallery:

 

MB1970 (PA) Pennsylvania Coordinate System (interesting disc)

FZ2090 (NC) North Carolina Geodetic Survey [Type V]

RY0078 (US) Public Roads Administration

QD1837 (OR) Deschutes County

 

Bad photo:

FY1920 (NC) North Carolina Geodetic Survey [Type ??]

 

Wrong PID, new agency:

SY1856 (US) US Geological Survey Reference mark

MF1425 (IL) Illinois State Survey pipe cap (beaten up)

FO0108 (US) Los Alamos National Labs

FO0899 (US) US Department of Interior National Park Service

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Here's one (DX5124) I found several years ago that is different than the US Corps of Engineers (US Army) ones that are on on Buckner's master Master Agency List.

 

Anyone know what a "Harriman Index No" is? There is a box on the disc for one, but no number filled in. Disc is from 1939. Index system unique to the Corps of Engineers? Used prior to establishment of the PID system?

 

By the way, a very nice 5+ mile hike, to a great, fully preserved (or ready for use?) Fire Lookout Station. These are now rare in this area (Southern California).

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Looking through the galleries, here are a dozen disks:

CZ0084 (US) USC&GS [Type II]

MY0603 (US) USC&GS [Type III]

KW3039 (US) USC&GS Reference Mark

DJ1804 (US) USC&GS Reference Mark [Type II]

QC0109 (OR) Oregon State Highway Department [Type IV] variant of Type III

FO0979 (US) US Geological Survey - Azimuth mark

KV1108 (NJ) NJ Department of Conservation and Development [Type II]

DE1729 (US) NGS Azimuth station [Type II] variation

AI7118 (SC) South Carolina Department of Transportation

LL0114 (US) USC&GS Triangulation station

MC1757 (OH) Lucas County Engineer

CY0882 (US) US Soil Erosion Service

 

Better photo: USGS gaging station, Zhanna's chocolate BM page

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Found looking through the galleries, and general searching:

 

LX2948 (CT) Connecticut Department of Transportation

HV2188 (DC) District of Columbia Department of Highways and Traffic

AK7524 (FL) Brevard County Survey (rod)

DX4296 (US) *US Forest Service

DV1090 (AZ) Arizona Highway Department [Type II]

AG7677 (FL) (:mad: Manatee County

GH0713 (OK) Oklahoma State University

KR0729 (NV) Nevada Highway Department [Type III]

KS2013 (CA) California Dept. of Transportation [Type IV]

 

Found going through Waymarking (quite a few):

(US) Department of the Interior - National Park Service [Type II] disk

(US) Department of the Interior - National Park Service [Type III] disk

(CA) California Department of Public Works disk

(US) USGS Gaging Station - variant disk

(IN) Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Water disk

(CA) City of Los Angeles - Engineering disk

(VA) Spotsylvania County disk

(VA) City of Lynchburg disk

(US) U.S.E.D. Vicksburg District - Pipecap disk

(TX) City of Greenville disk

(US) Dept. of Interior - BLM [Type II]- Pipecap disk

(CA) Contra Costa County disk

(US) USGS In Cooperation With [Type IV] disk

(US) (:mad: U.S.E.D. Philadelphia disk

(VA) Arlington County disk

(CA) California Dept. of Parks and Recreation disk

(CA) Contra Costa County [Type II] disk

(US) US Dept. of Agriculture - Forest Service [Type IV] disk

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Ok. In the continued quest, I was trying to find all of the NGS and C&GS disks in the diagram Dustyjacket has on the website. These are new for the agency list:

 

EV3371 (CA) California Department of Water Resources

JG0346 (US) USGS - Topographic station

AF6098 (US) USGS - Traverse station

AA2869 (FL) NGS - Horizontal station

 

I am trying to find all of the C&GS and NGS marks in these two diagrams:

C&GS and

NGS

 

So far, I have been unable to find an example of a C&GS circular gravity station (labelled 9 in the first picture). There are examples of the rest of the C&GS stations.

 

Of the NGS disks, I have been unable to find an example of the right column middle (reference mark w/ odd arrow) and bottom (calibration station w/out cross in middle) disks.

 

Has anyone run across these?

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Various searchings:

SA2281 (US) US Army Engineers

AI6872 (GA) Dekalb County Public Water and Sewer

EE2137 (GA) Georgia State Highway Department

DG3184 (GA) (:rolleyes: ... ... of Surveys ... (?)

HS3568 (CA) City of Concord

AE3348 (OH) **City of Dayton

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As a relative n00b, I found this benchmark, not in the NGS database, while walking around, so I waymarked it. Are you logo indexers taking BMs that aren't in the NGS realm?

 

CA/T 891

 

SLer

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Shorelander,

Your disk (and any others that you have) is/are welcome, as a number of the disks in the list are not NGS PID stations, but their photo was logged with a nearby disk, or mistakenly instead of a nearby disk. Your disk is the first Waymarking US agency disk I've found. By contrast, most of the Canadian agency photos are from Waymarking.

 

As a note, it's hard to make out the designation on the disk; do you have a shot that's zoomed in a bit?

 

Here are a few more agencies, from emails and the gallery:

Pointed out by DCJ

TR1726 (US) US Engineer

SY1052 (WA) Washington State Highway Department

OX0402 (US) US Army Engineers - Azimuth station

OY0107 (US) U.S. B.M. - Pipecap ??

OY0920 (US) Corps of Engineers Department of the Army - Triangulation station

OX0750 (US) US General Land Office Survey - Reference station

end of DCJ's agencies

AK2715 (US) U.S. Engineer Dept. Harbor Survey (overrover)

KW1084 (PA) Pennsylvania Highway Commission (cool disk)

CK6458 (GA) Georgia Department of Transportation - Reference station

EZ2785 (NC) N.C. Geodetic Survey - Triangulation station [Type II]

EZ1375 (US) US Coast and Geodetic Survey - Triangulation station large (very cool disk)

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KW1084 should probably be listed as a Penna Turnpike Commission disk and not a PADH disk, from the agency listed on the disk. That disk is pretty rare. I am pretty sure there are none east of that one, but didn't look west yet. At least none that are in the NGS datbase. I haven't stopped on the PA Turnpike and checked any bridge abutments to see if they have disks.

 

Here is another variations on the PA Dept of Highways (PADH) disks I remember seeing:

 

KW0535 has PSDH on it and the description says Pennsylvania State Department of Highways.

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As a note, it's hard to make out the designation on the disk; do you have a shot that's zoomed in a bit?

You're in luck - I didn't have one, but I went back to the area to see if I could finally find some caches over there, and I picked up a much better photo.

 

SLer

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From random sources, mainly the gallery.

EZ1115 (US) U.S. Geological Survey [Type II]

EZ2151 (US) U.S. C&GS - Triangulation station variant

AC6060 (US) National Ocean Service [Type III]

GA0569 (TN) East Tennessee State University

AI4393 (MD) City of Baltimore Department of Public Works

QE1431 (OR) Oregon State Highway Division

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Shorelander,

Got it.

 

Here's a few more:

Gallery:

EW7512 (US) U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management Cadastral Survey - variant

EW7512 (CA) Ventura County Surveyor [Type II]

KT2308 (CA) California DOT - Spatial Reference Center

JV6988 (MD) Maryland State Highway Administration - Triangulation station

AI9371 (NJ) New Jersey Geodetic Control Survey [Type II]

PF0591 (US) U.S. Department of Interior Geological Survey - Triangulation station variant

 

Waymarking:

WM7WP (US) U.S. Geological Survey - McMurdo Station, Antarctica

WM7WB (US) *Department of Agriculture - Township Boundary corner

WM7Q4 (NY) Monroe County Department of Engineers

WM7PM (OR) (:anibad: Deschutes County Road Department

WM7P9 (CA) (CA) California State University Fresno - 3 Dimensional Survey Control

WM87B (NM) New Mexico Highway and Transportation Department

WM87E (NM) New Mexico Highway Department

 

Flickr (I ran across your photos as well, Geo*)

link (NY) Rockland County Town Line Monument

link (NY) Rockland County Engineer

link(NY) Rockland - Orange County County line

link (CA) California Dept. of Natural Resources - Parks Division

link (US) US Navy Department - 12th Naval District, San Francisco, CA

link (CA) San Mateo County

link (CA) Chabot Space and Science Center

link (CA) California Division of Highways - Triangulation station

link (CA) (B) California Dept. of Parks and Recreation - Triangulation station

link (CA) University of California

link (OK) Oklahoma Department of Highways (don't molest their benchmarks)

link (DE) DOT Road Design

link (CA) City of Santa Barbara Engineer

link (OR) City of Redmond - Dep. of Public Works

link Property Corner (unknown state)

link (CA) California Dept. of Beaches and Parks

link (CA) Alameda County Surveyor

 

Random sites:

link (OR) City of Salem

link (MA) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

link (US) Indian Allotment

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I found a new disk the other day, in Berwyn, west of Philadelphia. The setting agency is the Philadelphia Electric Company, know as PECO. The disk is smaller than most and is stampled BER (for Berwyn) P.E. CO according to the datasheet. My pic is a bit too washed out from the flash to confirm the exact stamping. It seems PECO set a number of stations in the area. There is a PECO facility just down the road, but I think the main office is in center city Phila.

 

KV3755 BER PHELCO 1974

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mloser, I added the Philadelphia Elec. Co. station. Here are a few more, from the weekend's photo gallery entries, CallawayMT's recoveries (still have to do the most recent half) and Waymarking. The way I've done variants is becoming cumbersome; I'm going to redo it slightly to compact the list.

 

PY1274 (US) USGS National Center for Earthquake Research

KY1265 (US) USGS - Ohio

AA4380 (US) USC&GS - Topographic station

AA3140 (TX) City of Arlington

(US) Yosemite National Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Land_S...#External_links

CW0194 (US) US Boundary Commission - New Mexico/Texas

RD4312 (WA) Clark County [Type II]

AD9536 (CA) City of Corona

AI1886 (PA) Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

TU1337 (HI) Hawaii State Survey

TU0299 (HI) State of Hawaii [Type II]

TK0270 (US) US Geological Survey - Corner station

JM0570 (US) US C&GS - Triangulation station variant [Type II]

HO0633 (US) US C&GS - Triangulation station variant [Type III]

AA2136 (US) US Dept. of Int. - BLM Cadastral Survey [Type II]

HN0792 (UT) Utah - Arizona Boundary

JM0248 (UT) Utah State Highway Department - Right of Way station

RY0086 (MT) Federal Works Agency - Public Roads Administration

HZ1544 (US) US C&GS - Commonwealth of Kentucky

AD9256 (US) (US) U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management Cadastral Survey - 4 Corners (AZ UT CO NM)

RX0017 (US) U.S. General Land Office Survey - variant [Type II]

SS1446 (US) US Engineer's Office Seattle Washington

HT2254 (US) U.S. Dept. of Interior National Park Service

RX0664 (MT) Montana Department of Transportation

RY0067 (US) US Dept. of Agriculture - Bureau of Public Roads Highway Route

QX0641 (US) US Land Office (GLO, also the MT Initial Point)

RY0108 (US) U.S. Geological Survey Cooperation with the State - variant

HS5373 (CA) California Dept. of Water Resources

KS1194 (US) U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey [Type II] variant

KS1207 (US) U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey [Type II] variant [Type II]

NZ0963 (OR) Oregon State Highway Department [Type III] variant [Type II]

PY1074 (US) Federal Works Agency - Public Roads Administration - Highway Route

PY1038 (US) Bureau of Public Roads<br>

SS1554 (US) Missouri River Commission [Type II]

SS0544 (US) U.S. Department of Interior Geological Survey - Flood Mark

NZ1031 (US) U.S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Public Roads variant

RY1014 (US) U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management [Type III]

RY1015 (US) U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management [Type IV]

WM8YJ (MA) County of Barnstable (cool disk)

WM8T5 (US) U.S. General Land Office Survey - variant [Type III]<br>

WM8KV (VA) Amelia & Nottoway Counties Boundary

WM8JW (WA) Land Surveyors Association of Washington<br>

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I'll throw in AJ2481, a Village of Skokie mark, that I found. It seems to be part of a series of control marks that Skokie set in 2000 - time to collect them all! Although maybe I should be careful about that one near the courthouse...

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From finishing up CallawayMT's logs, and various other sources:

RD3152 (OR) Willamette Meridian Initial Point

RX0392 (US) U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey - pipe cap

KN0030 (US) U.S. and Canada Border Survey

TJ0070 (US) Corps of Engineers - U.S. Army - Map Control station

SV1180 (US) USGS Washington Idaho Boundary Line

EQ0191 (NM) Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District

AB4251 (GA) Dekalb County [Type II]

DE2502 (SC) Aiken County

AI5137 (GA) Cobb County

AE9870 (US) U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation - Vertical GPS Project Delta

USNOOH (US) U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office - Hydrographic station (disk in Honduras)

KR1810 (NV) Nevada Highway Department [Type III] (although it's kind of a variant of Type II)

OG0150 (US) US Lake Survey - Reference station

WM91C (TX) Texas Department of Transportation

WM91E (TX) Texas Department of Transportation - Right of Way triangulation station

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From various sources:

LX2491 (NY) Westchester County (half a disk)

RD2085 (OR) Oregon State Highway Department - Triangulation station

JV6938 (MD) Maryland State Highway Administration - variant

PG2524 (US) (:laughing: U.S. and Canada Border Survey - Horizontal station

EV2593 (US) U.S. Geological Survey in Cooperation with Los Angeles County

CE0660 (US) The Supreme Court of the United States - New Mexico Texas Border

CX1839 (NM) New Mexico Department of Transportation

PL0604 (US) National Ocean Service [Type II] variant

(NY) New York City Department of Water Supply

QK0924 (MI) Michigan DOT [Type II] variant

AC9043 (WI) Polk County

PN1267 (WI) Wisconsin Division of Highways

PN1278 (WI) Wisconsin Department of Transportation [Type IV]

AB8461 (WI) Burnett County

OM1377 (WI) Dodge County

WM943 (VA) Petersburg Military Park

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The weekly update:

Delaware Department of Transportation http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmahaffie/110...pool-benchmark/

Appalachian National Scenic Trail http://www.flickr.com/photos/cottergarage/7833610/

KU1296 NYBOEA (NY) New York City Board of Estimate and Apportionment

DX0096 (CA) Riverside County

AE9857 (US) U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation - Vertical GPS Project Delta variant

AI5053 (CA) Yolo County Subsidence Network

JC0574 (US) Illinois River Commission

JZ3561 (OH) City of Cincinnati [Type II] variant

KV1455 (US) U.S. Geological Survey in Cooperation with the State of Pennsylvania

AH7006 (US) Corps of Engineers - U.S. Army [Type III]

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The weekly update:

Delaware Department of Transportation http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmahaffie/110...pool-benchmark/

Appalachian National Scenic Trail http://www.flickr.com/photos/cottergarage/7833610/

KU1296 NYBOEA (NY) New York City Board of Estimate and Apportionment

DX0096 (CA) Riverside County

AE9857 (US) U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation - Vertical GPS Project Delta variant

AI5053 (CA) Yolo County Subsidence Network

JC0574 (US) Illinois River Commission

JZ3561 (OH) City of Cincinnati [Type II] variant

KV1455 (US) U.S. Geological Survey in Cooperation with the State of Pennsylvania

AH7006 (US) Corps of Engineers - U.S. Army [Type III]

Buck

 

The acronym for "New York City Board of Estimate and Apportionment" is "NYBE+A". See for example KU0874 and many similar ones where they are the monumenting agency. And of course that was a note where I mention this nearby non-NGS mark. KU1296 is actually a plain old CGS disk.

 

It's actually a duplicate, but this is a better picture. It's the same disk as you have for for the Staten Island Borough Hall (KV0422 "142 NYBE+A"). There you have "Appraisal" - it's the same agency. It's "Apportionment", not "Apraisal".

 

Regards

Papa Bear

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I thought these were already in the list but I can't find them so I'll put them in here. If you find they are in here somewhere, perhaps with a different name, sorry.

 

These are 4 different IBC Geodetic marks from the border between Maine and Canada. Since the IBC set their monuments at different sections of the border, I guessing there is a "local" style or perhaps it was a matter of when, not where. But these are certainly different from what you will see in the mid-west or Alaska. As for Mexico, I have no idea.

 

1) QH0376 IBC Boundary Monument (Maine 1845)

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2) QH0376 (non NGS mark nearby) IBC Intermediate Boundary Marker (Maine)

These are set about every .1 miles between the monuments. I think this is similar to marks in many locales, but perhaps not with the monument number and increment number on the disk as in these.

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3) QH0376 (non NGS mark nearby) IBC Bench Mark (Maine)

This was mounted on the base of the monument, and you will also see them on topos since the IBC provided the control for the USGS in these regions. I haven't found any of these in the NGS database, but there may be some in there.

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4) QH0256 IBC Triangulation Station Mark (Maine 1915)

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Regards

Papa Bear

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Papa-Bear, yours are in.

 

Here are a few more, from the usual sources:

KU0914 (US) US Engineers Department [Type III] - earlier version

TR1737 (US) Corps of Engineers US Army [Type IV]

NF0303 (MI) Grand Trunk Western Railroad

TU0100 (US) U.S. Geological Survey in Cooperation with the State of Hawaii

MB1516 (OH) Cleveland Regional Geodetic Survey

GV0499 (VA) City of Williamsburg

JV2893 (DC) Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission [Type II]

HV9697 (VA) Virginia Department of Transportation

AL6258 (FL) *Hillsborough County Survey Division

GA0207 (TN) Tennessee Department of Transportation [Type II]

WM9T9 (IL) Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago

WM9T8 (MA) Town of Rockport

 

We're up to a total of 700 types of disks, +- a few. That doesn't include variants, but there are a few variants that need to be collapsed in the list, so the total should be a few less. The number of distinct agencies is probably in the high 500s.

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New York City Board of Estimate and Apportionment

 

I was looking over BuckBrooke's web site the other day and I noticed he had included a copper bolt from one of my recent posts set by the above agency in the city-wide survey done in 1909-1914. Having interest in these marks (I'm trying to find all that are left), I thought I would add a few items here.

 

This survey used many, many chiseled squares and crosses and they also "borrowed' a good number of previously set marks from other agencies, primarily the Board of Water Supply and the Department of Public Works. Of those marks (other than chiseled marks) that were of their own, as far as I can determine there were

 

1 type of disk

4 types of copper bolts

and 1 special galvanized iron bracket (see below).

 

The information is available in great detail in the volume Precise leveling in New York City by Frederick W. Koop, published in 1914 and available in the NY Public Library.

 

The disk has already been documented on this list (see the note for KU1296). Here is some info on the others.

 

Copper bolts:

 

Here is the original figure detailing copper bolts:

 

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There ar 2 long types (3" x 7/8") and 2 short types (2" x 5/8"). The long types have the letters "B M" embossed, and the short types do not. The ones with the horizontal bar were set in a vertical surface (as on a wall) and the bar was the actual bench mark and the ones with the dot were set on a horizontal surface (as on a step) and I suppose the pole was placed on the dot.

 

Here are samples. Sorry about the small bolts with a dot, I have only a couple of (poor) shots of that type.

 

Long type with bar (NYBE+A #748, an NGS mark KV0579 on the Custom House in lower Manhattan):

 

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Long type with dot (NYBE+A #387, non-NGS mark near KU1296 set on a structure in Prospect Park, Brooklyn):

 

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Short type with bar (NYBE+A #469, a non-NGS mark near KU1043 on the Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn):

 

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Short type with dot (NYBE+A #488 on an old YMCA building near the Williamsburg Bridge):

 

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Galvanized iron bracket

 

This was specifically designed by Mr. Koop and was used in the granite base of school buildings. There was almost always a chiseled mark above the bracket. The shape of the bracket is unique in that it sit on and overlaps the vertical surface and providesa a very stable base.

 

Here's the diagram:

 

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and here's a sample, NYBE+A #847, a non-NGS mark near KU1421 on PS 158 in Manhattan (Note the chiseled 'T' above):

 

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Regards

Papa Bear

Edited by Papa-Bear-NYC

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Okay, this one does not have a PID, but I've never seen one before...

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Riparian Stream & Waterway Survey, State of New Jersey,

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Harry, I put yours on the list. Here's a few more from the galleries and Waymarking. I think additions to the list are starting to slow down, but it's by no means a trickle yet.

 

MZ3110 (VT) State of Vermont [Type II]

AD7827 (FL) South Florida Water Management District [Type II]

WMAK1 (OH) Hamilton County

WMAJA (OH) Hamilton County - Azimuth station

WMAJC (OH) Ohio Department of Transportation - Woolpert Inc.

WMA8E (MD) City of Annapolis

LF0150 (MO) Northwest Missouri State University

DX3211 (CA) Orange County Surveyor

JD2095 (MO) Missouri Department of Natural Resources

SY5680 (OR) City of Bellevue

KV0123 (US) US Engineer Dept. - H.L. station

JE2012 (KS) Johnson County - Section Corner

PC0324 (OR) Douglas County [Type II]

SG0170 (US) National Ocean Survey [Type III]

FF0489 (TN) City of Memphis - Zero Mileston

GL1435 (US) US General Land Office, variant, 1930s

HS4092 (CA) Alameda County Surveyor - Triangulation station [Type II]

SB1213 (WA) Yakima County

AA8209 (US) *U.S. Forest Service [Type II]

RD3067 (OR) **Multnomah County

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A fair mix in this batch; some PIDs, some waymarks and some flickr disks. Also, a good mix of national, state, local and private agencies.

 

HZ1252 (KY) Kentucky Department of Highways - USCG&S - Triangulation station

HZ1251 (KY) Kentucky Department of Highways - USCG&S - Reference station

LY2898 (NY) Ducks Unlimited

LY2898 (US) Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service

WMAWV (CA) *East Bay Municipal Utility District

WMAWV (CA) *East Bay Municipal Utility District - Reference station

DX2942 (CA) Metropolitan Water District of Southern California [Type III]

HU1478 (US) U.S. Coast Guard

HS4664 (CA) City of Stockton

WMB0V (FL) Okaloosa County

WMAZY (KY) Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

(CA) San Francisco Water Department disk

(DE) Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT) - Southern District disk

(CA) Los Angeles County Survey Control System [Type II] disk

WMB8R (NM) Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) cool disk

 

Also, an American disk in Canada:

WMAKQ (CA-ON) NASA - GFSC Field Facilities Branch

That's NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center at a tracking station in Canada

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Here's one I found yesterday at the end of Throgs Neck in the Bronx NY. There is an old stone fort there (Fort Schuyler) and there used to be a lighthouse. It ws one of the triangulation stations in the 1903 triangulation of Greater NY.

 

There are two marks just south of the fort, set by the USLHS (United States Light House Service). One is decapitated but the other one is intact. I don't know when they were set. I can read "193." or "194." on the disk.

 

They were reused in 1952 by the USC&GS. The one that's intact is "A 340". Interestingly, the other one is (would have been) "Z 339". So it was the end of one level ine and the start of another at this point.

 

Here's the good one (KU0984 "A 340 USLHS")

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Here's a close up (sorry for the fuzzy shot)

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The other one is just a stem. Looks like the disk and some of the concrete post was sheared off, perhaps by some mowing or landscaping machinery. (KU0985 "Z 339 USLHS")

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I found this disk while searching for EH1385. It has the same lat/lon as the one I was looking for but does not look like the others I have found. ( Link to EH1380 that I found ) the ones I have found have the correct "Designation" stamped on them, where this one does not have the stamp T 115 like it should.

 

I can't seem to find any info on this disk. And was wondering if any of you could help me out and tell me where I can get info on this disk? It seems to be close to the measurements described by the Coast & Geodetic survey. I have not taken a tape measure out and did exact measurements on it yet. I was just wondering if this could the benchmark, or it was replaced by this one?

 

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I think it's a random, nearby disk, not connected with EH1385. Perhaps that's a good spot for a disk.

 

This is a US Engineer Department disk (obviously), and they don't have their disks online or in a readily accessible database, even if they have them organized. Odds are you won't find any info. It's probably associated with nearby construction, like a dam, bridge, etc.

 

Sorry about that. It is a new variant on the US Engineer Department disks; I haven't seen one from the Memphis office before.

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Thanks for the info Buck! :rolleyes:

 

There is a bridge a few miles north of this marker. And state Hwy a few hundred yards or so north of it. So possibly it was placed here at the construction times of one of these. I am guessing it has something 2 do with the bridge construction. I worked in road construction for 10 years and have never saw a marker like this one. I have seen several benchmarks placed on older bridges. It also got me to wondering how common it is for a disk like this from one city and state to be placed in another city and state? This one is obviously from Memphis, TN and it is in a small town in AR.

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I found this yesterday at Fort Totten, Queens NY. The place is an old army base dating from the 19th century. KU0978 "851 6990 TIDAL 4"

 

This disk was surveyed as a Tidal Bench Mark in 1952, but clearly it was monumented for something else by the Corps of Engineers.

 

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I never saw a "Map Control Station" before. Has anyone seen that designation used? I assume it's some kind of horizontal control, but since maps also give elevation, maybe it was a bench mark for controlling a map's elevation data.

 

It has neither the cross usually found on a bench mark, nor the triangle used on triangulation stations.

 

Anyone know?

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Aha. For once, I have 3 answers for three questions. Maybe it's the fact we're buying a house and I won't be able to benchmark for a while, but I feel confident...*drum roll*... In reverse order:

 

1) Firefighter Skippy, you found one of the US Geological Survey "in Cooperation with the state of" series. During the Great Depression, and shortly thereafter, the USGS did many survey projects with various states. Looking through the photo logs, it seems like they usually used a generic "In cooperation with the state" mark, such as HW0004. However, folks have photographed the variants of "in cooperation with the state of" Connecticut, Hawaii, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles County. Links are available here. Your photo is somewhat better than the current Connecticut photo; may I use it for that page?

 

2) Papa-Bear, it seems like the circle mark (w/ variation such as the circle w/ a dot, cross in a circle, line in a circle, etc.) is the symbol for a tidal or gaging station, such as the USGS: SX1518 . The USC&GS and National Ocean Service also use the circle (w/ a line and a cross inset respectively) for tidal gaging stations. However, you're on top of surveying more than I, so...

 

Hmm, maybe I was wrong. Looking back through the list, here's a similar disk found by CallawayMT in MT: TJ0070. Maybe there's no significance to the circle. *drumming fingers*

 

3) Organized Chaos, the U.S. Engineer offices are regional, so that you're inside the Memphis office's district. Other than the occasional cross-state boundary mark (such as those found by PFF et. al.) by a state surveying office, the only specifically different city/state disks I've run across photos of are the U.S. Engineer district offices.

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Aha. For once, I have 3 answers for three questions.

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2) Papa-Bear, it seems like the circle mark (w/ variation such as the circle w/ a dot, cross in a circle, line in a circle, etc.) is the symbol for a tidal or gaging station, such as the USGS: SX1518 . The USC&GS and National Ocean Service also use the circle (w/ a line and a cross inset respectively) for tidal gaging stations. However, you're on top of surveying more than I, so...

 

Hmm, maybe I was wrong. Looking back through the list, here's a similar disk found by CallawayMT in MT: TJ0070. Maybe there's no significance to the circle. *drumming fingers*

...

Thanks BuckBrooke

 

Now this makes more sense since this is a tidal bench mark. I had assumed the CGS in 1952 had just used an old USE mark when they did their surevey, but now it sounds like the Army had already used it for the same purpose.

 

As for that station in Montana, it looks like it's on a huge impoundment of the Missouri River and rather near the Fort Peck Dam, so it may be some kind of guaging station after all.

 

Have fun with your new house.

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1) Firefighter Skippy, you found one of the US Geological Survey "in Cooperation with the state of" series. states. Your photo is somewhat better than the current Connecticut photo; may I use it for that page?

 

 

Be my guest. :laughing:

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BuckBrooke,

RZ0930 is in Idaho not Iowa looks like you had a typo :anibad:

BTW i have added a photo for this disk. :)

 

I cannot seem to link to your page. :)

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Sorry about the delays; my wife and I have bought a house and we're in the midst of moving. I've a list of new agencies picked up through the photo galleries to update; I'll include ya'lls and update soon.

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