caseyb Posted February 24, 2005 Share Posted February 24, 2005 One of the things I would like to create for the NGS forum is a BRIEF Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) thread that we can use to educate new benchmark hunters. I am going to post a few Questions and Answers here, and I am really hoping that others will add some questions that have come up in the past. Eventually, I will compile all the questions and answers and create a new thread that will be stickied to the top of this forum. So please, help me out. What are some of the most frequently asked questions? Feel free to provide answers as well, but please keep your answers as short as possible. It is ok to provides links to pictures and additional info, but please don’t just link somebody to a 500 page document or 25 post thread as an "answer". Again, the keyword is brief. Lets see how this goes: A brief FAQ: Q: Do I have to log my finds with NGS? A: No. Submitting a report to NGS is 100% optional. If you are just benchmark hunting for fun, and are not interested in submitting your data to the government that is fine. Have fun. Q: Should I log my finds with NGS? A: Again, whether or not to log a find with NGS is up to you. You are never obligated to do so. However, in certain cases the information you find when looking for a benchmark may be valuable. For example, if you find a mark that has not been recovered in a long time or a mark that has been destroyed, that is valuable. If you find an error in the datasheet, or if you discover that something has changed in the description of how to find the mark you have information that may be of high value to someone in the future. By reporting it to NGS you can share that important information with people who need it. Q: I am not a professional surveyor. Am I qualified to be submitting a recovery report to NGS? A: Yes. You do not need to be a surveyor to provide useful information. However, there definitely are a few things you should be aware of. Make sure the data you are submitting is accurate. If you are new to the game, you might want to hold off before sending in any reports of “not found”. You should know the difference between a reference mark and a triangulation station before submitting something dealing with that. There are lots of people in these forums who can answer any questions you have. Quote Link to comment
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