foxtrot_xray Posted July 20, 2006 Share Posted July 20, 2006 (edited) Hmm.. this is one of those 'backwards' things... Most of the time, a mark won't have an icon on a USGS Topo map, and there won't be a marker sign.. However, today completely by accident, I saw a standard black-on-white "USGS Marker Post" sign. So, I got out and poked around a little, didn't find anything. I marked the coords (N34.3850, W84.5001) and looked them up now when I got home. The Topo map shows a mark there - "BM1394" to be exact. The sign was there. But when I type those coords into the NGS search engine, nothing comes up. Even with "Browse Mode" marked. (Looking at 1-mile radius of those coords..) At least I expected a 'destroyed' record or something, but.. nothing? Is it possible that some marks are taken OUT of the database? (What other reason would the sign and a mark on the map be if there's no record.) (As an aisde, I tried to increase the search radius to 2 and 3 miles, and both times get a "ERROR NUMBER = 20032" as a response. Hope I didn't break it!) [Edit: Okay, now this is strange.. One I **DID** find on the same trip, and have a picture to boot, ALSO does not come up on the NGS nor Geocaching. It also had a sign with it. Both /old/ signs.] Cheers, Me. Edited July 20, 2006 by foxtrot_xray Quote Link to comment
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