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Download NGS benchmark shapefiles by state?

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Hello all, There used to be a place to download NGS survey mark (benchmark) shapefiles by state. That is, all the marks in one state were in one shapefile. Does anyone know the site?

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http://www.ngs.noaa.gov

Click on Survey Mark Datasheets

 

Hello all, There used to be a place to download NGS survey mark (benchmark) shapefiles by state. That is, all the marks in one state were in one shapefile. Does anyone know the site?

Thanks

BasicPoke

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Is there a free program (or a common one that I might be using for other purposes) to view shapefiles? I've never learned about them.

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Is there a free program (or a common one that I might be using for other purposes) to view shapefiles? I've never learned about them.

Bill,

 

I think you can download ArcExplorer or one of the ESRI products for free that will load shapefiles.

 

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I find importing them into excel (or open office "excel" calculator I believe) works fine for me. I wrote up a perl script that goes to the NGS site, downloads all the state shapefiles I want, unzips them, opens them up and does a little formatting, and then they are all set to upload to my database for the scaredycat benchmark viewer. With this method I am able to update my database monthly, or just view state data in excel spreadhseets.

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