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I was out for a bike ride today enjoying the fall colors. On the side of the road, Alder Bend Road in NY, was a witness post. Very close to the post was this benchmark. I can't find any information in the database. Can you submit information for a benchmark that isn't in the database? If so which agency should it be reported to? GPS'r coordinates were N44 50.559 W073 43.919. The wierd part is that I have been down this road a hundred times and never noticed the witness post. I guess I should get out and go for more bike rides.

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I was out for a bike ride today enjoying the fall colors. On the side of the road, Alder Bend Road in NY, was a witness post. Very close to the post was this benchmark. I can't find any information in the database. Can you submit information for a benchmark that isn't in the database? If so which agency should it be reported to? GPS'r coordinates were N44 50.559 W073 43.919. The wierd part is that I have been down this road a hundred times and never noticed the witness post. I guess I should get out and go for more bike rides.

 

If the mark is not in the NGS database (which is what gc.com has on their website, or actually a copy of from around the year 2000)......then you can log it in the benchmarking category of Waymarking.

 

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I was out for a bike ride today enjoying the fall colors. On the side of the road, Alder Bend Road in NY, was a witness post. Very close to the post was this benchmark. I can't find any information in the database. Can you submit information for a benchmark that isn't in the database? If so which agency should it be reported to? GPS'r coordinates were N44 50.559 W073 43.919. The wierd part is that I have been down this road a hundred times and never noticed the witness post. I guess I should get out and go for more bike rides.

The mark you found was placed by USGS, probably to facilitate their topographical mapping program. It is not in the NGS database, the one used by Geocaching for Benchmark Hunting. It does show up, however, on the USGS topo map:

Alder Bend Topo (Click on My Topo - Upper Right)

It is the "x" labeled "BM 1087" in the lower left part of the map. There is a previous thread (quite long) about reporting USGS marks if you are so inclined.

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