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First effort - source of error - and an idea


raouljan
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So... off we go in search of the wily BM...

Trusty eTrex in hand.. paper? I don't need no stinking paper! Standing in the middle of a patch of ground next to the road, doing the HULA and trying to locate the BM. Now I have seen BMs before, and unless this one is really something special, it had no right being where I was....

 

Back and forth, back and forth... how hard can it be to find a BM?

 

About the time I figure that this whole thing is a shabby method of getting me out of the house... up rolls a truck marked "AJAX SURVEYING" and out pops a guy who walks right up to the BM (obsured by a bush).. on the other side of the road... about 500 feet from where I am looking...

 

Now, come on! What's going on here? How can a guy with a GPS be that far off? Datum? Bad lock? VOODOO?

 

"Ahhhh" sez the guy from the truck... "this is a VERT ORDER II" BM... and your GPS ain't worth squat"

 

Lesson learned.... always take the paper!

 

And now for the idea - well two..

1. Dear Benchmark WebMeister... how 'bout some color indication at the top of the BM page that shows if it is a H or V benchmark?

 

2. Is there a way we can show bagged BMs by state?

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If you click on view original datasheet from the specific benchmark page it tells what type of mark it is.

 

looks like

 

TR2560 HORZ ORDER - THIRD

TR2560 VERT ORDER - FIRST CLASS II

 

or

 

TR2694 HORZ ORDER - B

TR2694 VERT ORDER - THIRD

TR2694 ELLP ORDER - FOURTH CLASS I

 

or

 

TR0096 VERT ORDER - FIRST CLASS I

 

If that helps.

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quote:
Originally posted by Team 5-oh!:

If you click on view original datasheet from the specific benchmark page it tells what type of mark it is.

looks like

TR2560 HORZ ORDER - THIRD

TR2560 VERT ORDER - FIRST CLASS II

TR2694 HORZ ORDER - B

TR2694 VERT ORDER - THIRD

TR2694 ELLP ORDER - FOURTH CLASS I

TR0096 VERT ORDER - FIRST CLASS I


 

So what does the Classes mean?

 

It that the grade it completed in school before being sent out into the world to hide from us? icon_razz.gif

 

eagle1.jpg

If you fly like an Eagle the Turkeys don't bug you!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Team 5-oh!:

If you click on view original datasheet from the specific benchmark page it tells what type of mark it is.

looks like

TR2560 HORZ ORDER - THIRD

TR2560 VERT ORDER - FIRST CLASS II

TR2694 HORZ ORDER - B

TR2694 VERT ORDER - THIRD

TR2694 ELLP ORDER - FOURTH CLASS I

TR0096 VERT ORDER - FIRST CLASS I


 

So what does the Classes mean?

 

It that the grade it completed in school before being sent out into the world to hide from us? icon_razz.gif

 

eagle1.jpg

If you fly like an Eagle the Turkeys don't bug you!!!

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