+rogbarn Posted August 20, 2004 Share Posted August 20, 2004 We looked for the three other disks supposedly in the area and only found a hard plastic-type dome that may or may not have been covering one. Is this possible? I'll take a pictire of it, what would the purpose of putting a "cap" over a survey marker? Also, what would the significance of the name on a marker be? In this case it being called MATTINA is of particular interest. Are they named for a reason or is there a naming convention used by the USGS on these??? OK, a couple of comments. First, I have not heard of a dome covering a marker but there are hinged covers on metal rods so it's possible. Can it be opened? The point is to make a mark that is accessible but set in such a way that it is protected from the general public during the years that no one wants to use it. As far as the MATTINA marker is concerned, there markers were sometimes named after the property owner on whose land the marker was placed. There are not any hard and fast rules about this but it might be something for you to look into. Also note that NGS (National Geodetic Survey) placed this one, an agengy of NOAA and part of the Dept of Commerce. The USGS (US Geological Survey) is another agency that places markers that occansionally get into the NGS database. They are part of the Dept of the Interior. I just happened to think that the new CORS stations might be domed. Maybe someone as more information about those? Quote Link to comment
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