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I have been trying to download benchmarks for an upcoming trip to Arizona. For most counties, I had no problems, however for three counties (Graham, Yavapai and Apache) I got the following message after selecting all the datasets and clicking on Get Datasets:

 

Forbidden

 

You don't have permission to access /cgi-bin/ds_county.prl on this server.

 

Any thoughts on what is going on here? Thanks in advance!

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I have been trying to download benchmarks for an upcoming trip to Arizona. For most counties, I had no problems, however for three counties (Graham, Yavapai and Apache) I got the following message after selecting all the datasets and clicking on Get Datasets:

 

Forbidden

 

You don't have permission to access /cgi-bin/ds_county.prl on this server.

 

Any thoughts on what is going on here? Thanks in advance!

 

Do you use GSAK? If so, I have all 3 databases, but they are about 10 years old. I could send you GPX files for those counties if I had your e-mail (via a PM).

 

John

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I have been trying to download benchmarks for an upcoming trip to Arizona. For most counties, I had no problems, however for three counties (Graham, Yavapai and Apache) I got the following message after selecting all the datasets and clicking on Get Datasets:

 

Forbidden

 

You don't have permission to access /cgi-bin/ds_county.prl on this server.

 

Any thoughts on what is going on here? Thanks in advance!

 

Do you use GSAK? If so, I have all 3 databases, but they are about 10 years old. I could send you GPX files for those counties if I had your e-mail (via a PM).

 

John

 

We need your E-mail address sent to us, as the files cannot be attached through Groundspeak.

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I sent you another email. Thanks for your help, John!

 

Received it and sent you the three files. Hope you got them and you were able to use them.... Have fun in Arizona.

 

John and Shirley~

 

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Glad 2oldfarts (the rockhounders) got you all fixed up. The benchmark forums have some of the best people.

 

On an aside, if you need an "entire" state of datasheets (and not just individual counties), you can get the state in one swoop.

 

Go here:

 

http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/datasheet.prl

 

then archived datasheets --- monthly archives--- zip file of state you want

 

The directory will show you the last time the state file was updated (I think all states have been updated to 2015), so you'll know how current the information in the zip file is. Don't let the word "archived" fool you. It is just a backup storage of all the active benchmarks at a given time...and not ones that have been put away or something.

 

Once you download the file and unzip it, you'll have the entire state of your choosing....to use the data how you choose.

 

Many people will need to convert the NGS datasheets to a gpx format before being able to import into programs like GSAK or similar, including GPS units.

 

That's where NGS-GPX comes into play.

 

http://ngs.tsqmadness.com/ngsgpx/index.html

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Just wanted to thank LSUFan for sharing that info. I did not know that it was possible to download benchmark datasheets for an entire state at one time. I was just downloading them one county at a time which was quite labour intensive as you can imagine. So thanks for saving me oodles of time!!! And thanks again to John and Shirley for sending me the GPX files for the counties that I was looking for. The folks on the benchmark forums are indeed very helpful people!

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I sent you another email. Thanks for your help, John!

 

Received it and sent you the three files. Hope you got them and you were able to use them.... Have fun in Arizona.

 

John and Shirley~

 

~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Glad 2oldfarts (the rockhounders) got you all fixed up. The benchmark forums have some of the best people.

 

On an aside, if you need an "entire" state of datasheets (and not just individual counties), you can get the state in one swoop.

 

Go here:

 

http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/datasheet.prl

 

then archived datasheets --- monthly archives--- zip file of state you want

 

The directory will show you the last time the state file was updated (I think all states have been updated to 2015), so you'll know how current the information in the zip file is. Don't let the word "archived" fool you. It is just a backup storage of all the active benchmarks at a given time...and not ones that have been put away or something.

 

Once you download the file and unzip it, you'll have the entire state of your choosing....to use the data how you choose.

 

Many people will need to convert the NGS datasheets to a gpx format before being able to import into programs like GSAK or similar, including GPS units.

 

That's where NGS-GPX comes into play.

 

http://ngs.tsqmadness.com/ngsgpx/index.html

 

I do not get a ZIP file when I go to the website. What am I doing wrong?

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I sent you another email. Thanks for your help, John!

 

Received it and sent you the three files. Hope you got them and you were able to use them.... Have fun in Arizona.

 

John and Shirley~

 

~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Glad 2oldfarts (the rockhounders) got you all fixed up. The benchmark forums have some of the best people.

 

On an aside, if you need an "entire" state of datasheets (and not just individual counties), you can get the state in one swoop.

 

Go here:

 

http://www.ngs.noaa....n/datasheet.prl

 

then archived datasheets --- monthly archives--- zip file of state you want

 

The directory will show you the last time the state file was updated (I think all states have been updated to 2015), so you'll know how current the information in the zip file is. Don't let the word "archived" fool you. It is just a backup storage of all the active benchmarks at a given time...and not ones that have been put away or something.

 

Once you download the file and unzip it, you'll have the entire state of your choosing....to use the data how you choose.

 

Many people will need to convert the NGS datasheets to a gpx format before being able to import into programs like GSAK or similar, including GPS units.

 

That's where NGS-GPX comes into play.

 

http://ngs.tsqmadnes...sgpx/index.html

 

I do not get a ZIP file when I go to the website. What am I doing wrong?

 

You do not get a zip file when you go to the datasheet download page. After you select the datasheets you want, you then hit the "get datasheets" button and it will eventually show a list of all the requested datasheets as 1 long text file. You click on the file button on the menu bar and select "save as" and save the page as a "text" file. You then run the file through a GPX file generator. You then open the GPX file with GSAK. I use BMGPX to convert the text file to GPX.

 

John

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I sent you another email. Thanks for your help, John!

 

Received it and sent you the three files. Hope you got them and you were able to use them.... Have fun in Arizona.

 

John and Shirley~

 

~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Glad 2oldfarts (the rockhounders) got you all fixed up. The benchmark forums have some of the best people.

 

On an aside, if you need an "entire" state of datasheets (and not just individual counties), you can get the state in one swoop.

 

Go here:

 

http://www.ngs.noaa....n/datasheet.prl

 

then archived datasheets --- monthly archives--- zip file of state you want

 

The directory will show you the last time the state file was updated (I think all states have been updated to 2015), so you'll know how current the information in the zip file is. Don't let the word "archived" fool you. It is just a backup storage of all the active benchmarks at a given time...and not ones that have been put away or something.

 

Once you download the file and unzip it, you'll have the entire state of your choosing....to use the data how you choose.

 

Many people will need to convert the NGS datasheets to a gpx format before being able to import into programs like GSAK or similar, including GPS units.

 

That's where NGS-GPX comes into play.

 

http://ngs.tsqmadnes...sgpx/index.html

 

I do not get a ZIP file when I go to the website. What am I doing wrong?

 

You do not get a zip file when you go to the datasheet download page. After you select the datasheets you want, you then hit the "get datasheets" button and it will eventually show a list of all the requested datasheets as 1 long text file. You click on the file button on the menu bar and select "save as" and save the page as a "text" file. You then run the file through a GPX file generator. You then open the GPX file with GSAK. I use BMGPX to convert the text file to GPX.

 

John

 

Ok...I get the datasheets, but when I Save As, I can only choose webpage, complete or webpage, html.

Ah Ha!!!! Problem Solved...

 

Google Chrome will not save as text

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