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This thread is for posting useful links to find potential waymarks or sources of information to complete the waymark submission.

 

Please limit the posts to posting of new links and refrain from discussion of them.

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From Ianatlarge

 

World Heritage.

http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&l=en

 

Public Art Around The World — a list and information on public art.

http://www.publicartaroundtheworld.com/

 

Thailand academic institutions Directory

http://www.university-directory.eu/Thailand/Thailand.html#.T9bqT45pEXc

 

State of Western Australia War Memorial website

http://www.anzac.dpc.wa.gov.au/Pages/Default.aspx

 

Blog discussing Thailand government.

Useful for statues, tourist spots, buildings, and so forth.

http://tambon.blogspot.com/

 

Asia's architectural heritage

http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/

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From Ianatlarge

 

World Heritage.

http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&l=en

 

Public Art Around The World — a list and information on public art.

http://www.publicartaroundtheworld.com/

 

Thailand academic institutions Directory

http://www.university-directory.eu/Thailand/Thailand.html#.T9bqT45pEXc

 

State of Western Australia War Memorial website

http://www.anzac.dpc.wa.gov.au/Pages/Default.aspx

 

Blog discussing Thailand government.

Useful for statues, tourist spots, buildings, and so forth.

http://tambon.blogspot.com/

 

Asia's architectural heritage

http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/

 

Great topic Bruce thanks for starting it.

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American Guide Series

http://www.librarything.com/series/American%252BGuide%252BSeries

 

Historic Markers

http://www.hmdb.org/

Historic Markers - AL, FL, GA & TN

http://www.lat34north.com/MarkerAcrossSE.cfm

 

NRHP Historic Districts - Contributing Buildings

http://www.hscl.cr.nps.gov/insidenps/summary.asp

 

River Gauges

http://water.usgs.gov/

GA - http://ga2.er.usgs.gov/gawater/index.cfm

 

Static Artillery Displays – American Civil War Cannons

http://robinsonsbattery.org/122629.html

 

U.S. Benchmarks

http://www.geocaching.com/mark/

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Business Addresses

 

Google Earth

 

There are icons that appear on Google Earth for many businesses, when you click on the Icon the name of the business and its address pop up in a message box. You can use the coordinates as the search criteria on Google Earth.

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Indiana resources:

 

Find an Indiana Historical Marker

http://www.in.gov/history/2350.htm

 

Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources: Benchmarks for Indiana

http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/3573.htm

 

General resources:

 

Historic Map Works. Particularly useful are the vintage maps (I was looking at a 1930's Indiana Plat Book map) for helping with the period descriptions of Benchmarks.

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/

 

http://www.bridgehunter.com

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

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I have a link to a site which has catalogued essentially all the military equipment on display in Canada, including artillery, war planes, armoured vehicles, small arms, etc.

There are also pages on locomotives in Canada AND many pages on warplanes in the US and warplanes of various countries. It is a real handy link to have when one finds an old War of 1812 cannon, for example.

Home page: Silver Hawk Author

 

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On 2018-09-17 at 3:34 PM, BK-Hunters said:

I have a link to a site which has catalogued essentially all the military equipment on display in Canada, including artillery, war planes, armoured vehicles, small arms, etc.

There are also pages on locomotives in Canada AND many pages on warplanes in the US and warplanes of various countries. It is a real handy link to have when one finds an old War of 1812 cannon, for example.

Home page: Silver Hawk Author

 

It's a good resource but watch for errors. No idea how he gets all that info, but it safe to say he doesn't visit every item listed. For example a pair of cannons near where I live were listed as being brass, but when I inspected them it was clear they were iron. And some of the markings were incorrect. But thanks to that site I learned how to find and decipher the various marks on at least the many British 1812- era cannons in my part of the world. I was amazed to learn how much can be determined based on a couple letters and numbers stamped in various places. I sent him an email offering photos and details but never received a response.

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Yeah, I've used it for info on several cannons in the Maritimes and have so far found one error, this one on a German mortar in Alberta - serial number was off by 6 digits.

Keith

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Anybody here use Copyfish? It's available as an extension for Chrome - possibly in other formats, as well.

What's Copyfish, you ask? It's a little extension which allows copying text from an image on a web page, outputting it as text. It does a passable job, sometimes the results are perfect, sometimes much less so. Naturally, it depends on the quality of the original.

 

It can be really useful when you'd really, really like to use a snippet of text and are (like me) such a clumsy typer that it would be quicker to copy it than to retype it. One example is WMing a news article from an old scanned newspaper. If the scan is reasonably good Copyfish shines here. It's (usually) quicker than doing OCR on a screen shot.

It can also be handy when one encounters a web page which doesn't allow right clicks or clicking, dragging and copying. One option is often to save a copy of the page, remove the offending script, then load the page locally and copy the text. Sometimes a "CTRL U" will do the trick, as well. The other option is Copyfish.

Keith

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Here's a useful item for Lucky 7 Waymarkers, possibly others, as well:

https://flopp.net

It's an online mapping utility which allows one to put markers on a map (several different maps are available, including a satellite view), name the markers, and put distance lines between markers, measuring the straight line distance. It's real handy, both for making a map to go along with a Waymark and for making sure WMs are within the requisite distance. Flopps Maps can even be used to "Fit" WMs within the required distance (161 metres or 805 metres) by creating a centre point, inserting lines from it to the most distant WMs, then moving it around until everything fits. it will accept both Decimal Degrees and Degrees and Minutes as input.

 

Don't forget to put a copy of your initial coordinates in the "Coordinates or Location" box at the top right before you start. That is needed to get the map presented to your place of interest.

 

They used to have access to a Google URL shortener but Google dropped that utility, so the URLS can get pretty long.

For those who are concerned about huge, long URLs, they can use this: https://tinyurl.com to shorten them.

Keith

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Since we are giving away secrets - if anyone gets into my neck of the prairie here in the Sunflower State and decides to post historical buildings or sometimes bridges, here is a great resource that will usually help with more information - you do not have to sign up for the service - you can search as a guest:

 

Kansas Historic Resource Inventory
 

It's been a great help when I post Victorian Era Architecture and getting more information on my National Register Contributing Buildings.

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