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All The Marker Types That Are Fit To Print

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Useless trivia time.... Just for fun, I created a list of all possible marker types, as specified in the _MARKER field of the datasheets. I couldn't find this list anywhere on the NGS site, and since some similarly demented person might find it useful, I present it here:

 

01 = LONE TREE

02 = CONSPICUOUS ROCK

03 = MOUNTAIN PEAK

04 = ROCK PINNACLE

05 = ROCK AWASH

11 = PILING

12 = DOLPHIN

13 = LIGHTHOUSE

14 = NAVIGATION LIGHT

15 = RANGE MARKER

16 = DAYBEACON

17 = FLAG TOWER

18 = SIGNAL MAST

21 = AIRPORT BEACON

22 = AIRWAY BEACON

25 = RADAR ANTENNA

26 = SPHERICAL RADOME

27 = RADIO RANGE MAST

28 = LORAN MAST

41 = ANTENNA MAST

42 = RADIO/TV MAST

43 = RADIO/TV TOWER

44 = MICROWAVE MAST

45 = MICROWAVE TOWER

51 = TANK

52 = STANDPIPE TANK

53 = ELEVATED TANK

54 = WATER TOWER

55 = TOWER

56 = SKELETON TOWER

57 = LOOKOUT TOWER

58 = CONTROL TOWER

61 = POLE

62 = FLAGPOLE

63 = STACK

64 = SILO

65 = GRAIN ELEVATOR

66 = WINDMILL

67 = OIL DERRICK

68 = COMMERCIAL SIGN

69 = REGULATORY SIGN

70 = MONUMENT

71 = BOUNDARY MONUMENT

72 = CAIRN

73 = LOOKOUT HOUSE

74 = LARGE CROSS

75 = BELFRY

81 = GABLE

82 = FINIAL

83 = FLAGSTAFF

84 = LIGHTNING ROD

85 = CHIMNEY

86 = CUPOLA

87 = DOME

88 = OBSERVATORY DOME

89 = SPIRE

90 = CHURCH SPIRE

91 = CHURCH CROSS

92 = ANTENNA ON ROOF

93 = MICROWAVE ANTENNA ON BUILDING

94 = ROOFTOP VENTILATOR

95 = ROOFTOP BLOCKHOUSE

A = ALUMINUM MARKER

B = BOLT

C = CAP OF CAP-AND-BOLT PAIR

DA = ASTRO MARKER (USUALLY A DISK)

DB = BENCH MARK DISK

DD = SURVEY DISK

DE = TRAVERSE STATION DISK

DG = GRAVITY STATION DISK

DH = HORIZONTAL CONTROL DISK

DJ = TIDAL STATION DISK

DK = GRAVITY REFERENCE MARK DISK

DM = MAGNETIC STATION DISK

DO = NOT SPECIFIED OR SEE DESCRIPTION

DP = BASE LINE PIER

DQ = CALIBRATION BASE LINE DISK

DR = REFERENCE MARK DISK

DS = TRIANGULATION STATION DISK

DT = TOPOGRAPHIC STATION DISK

DU = BOUNDARY MARKER

DV = VERTICAL CONTROL DISK

DW = NOS HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY DISK

DZ = AZIMUTH MARK DISK

E = EARTHENWARE POT

F = FLANGE-ENCASED ROD

G = GLASS BOTTLE

H = DRILL HOLE

I = METAL ROD

J = EARTHENWARE JUG

K = CLAY TILE PIPE

L = ABSOLUTE GRAVITY STATION PLUG

M = AMMO SHELL CASING

N = NAIL

O = CHISELED CIRCLE

P = PIPE CAP

Q = CHISELED SQUARE

R = RIVET

S = SPIKE

STATION IS THE ANTENNA REFERENCE POINT OF THE GPS ANTENNA

STATION IS THE L1 PHASE CENTER OF THE GPS ANTENNA

T = CHISELED TRIANGLE

U = CONCRETE POST

V = STONE MONUMENT

W = UNMONUMENTED

X = CHISELED CROSS

Y = DRILL HOLE IN BRICK

Z = SEE DESCRIPTION

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I like #1! We have a station not far from here supposedly established in 1885 with that very designation: KV3874. Anyone care to bet whether or not it still exists?! With some luck, and when the weather turns nicer, I'm hoping to satisfy my curiosity.

 

Cheers ...

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M is rather amusing, too. I wonder how many of those there are...

 

Answer: 13 (UW5360 GT0211 GT1803 GC2684 EZ3438 EM0812 EM0672 EM1083 EM0818 EM0796 GV5867 HV8236 AD7120)

 

There are more lone trees than ammo shell casings:

 

UW6397 GP0535 JT2360 KU2885 LX5127 AS0755 AK7101 LW5044 HU1895 SR1112 FW1591 PF0955 JU2618 KX2178 KV3874 GV5341 GV5342 GV4520 GV4326 GV4653 SV1706 RZ1876 GP0535

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I couldn't find this list anywhere on the NGS site, ...

It is there, in a slightly different form, but it's no wonder you couldn't find it.

 

It's buried here:

 

NGS Monumentation (Marker) Code

 

Thanks to Rogbarn, who can't post at the moment, for the link!

 

~Zhanna

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My thanks too, to both RogBarn and you. I also needed the Setting codes, and divining those from the text turns out to be much, much harder. I guess I didn't have to download the entire database after all.

 

But now that I have it (well, except Alaska) I wonder if I should offer to burn it on a CD and send it to Groundspeak...

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parkrrr -

 

that's an interesting list. good job.

 

I wonder, however, about the wisdom of providing a community of eccentric obsessive-compulsive list fiends yet another bunch of ordered data to play with.

 

I have recovered 29 of the 108 marker types listed. :ph34r::ph34r:

 

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