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Mn/DOT Benchmarking Interest Assessment
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have published the document for Ben here:

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhh8qrz7_208rrbjnpcr
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Draconisdax
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks fo the info...still interested!!!
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BenButzow
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting that Matt.

I hope this document helps to clear up some concerns and questions. I'll be in touch early next week about the meeting in Detroit Lakes.

If you have further questions, please post.

Have a good weekend.
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tesser
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might be interested in this. I was doing some of it informally as I hunted for the BM challenge and kept finding the pink signs. One thing I think we should be doing is getting waypoints for them as we search. I have found many of the benchmarks in the GC.com database to be off by quite a bit.
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X51hz
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this has peak my intrest even more thanks for the info
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BenButzow
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave Zenk, NGS Advisor, and I will be heading to Detroit Lakes for a meeting on geocaching, on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 4:30 pm - weather permitting. The meeting will take place at the Clubhouse Inn (formerly Holiday Inn) on the east end of town on Big Detroit Lake and just off Hwy. 10.

Although a late notice, your attendance and input would be appreciated. Hope to see some of you there.

Ben
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EskoClimber
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANy news to share from the December 11, 2008 meeting?
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msrubble
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I would be interested. I report to the NGS when I can. I have not found an easy way to report recoveries to the state of Minnesota.
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SnowLeopard1212
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:30 am    Post subject: Benchmarking... Reply with quote

O of course I would do it! I look for benchmarks anyways. I think it would be a cool thing that geocachers could do to help out along the way too Very Happy
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loudy13
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: MeAlso Reply with quote

That would be great, hopefully they are planning on being more up to date and have some kind of resources available.

CACHE ON or BENCHMARK ON.... Whatever
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seeingitdifferent
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Benchmark Project Reply with quote

I would be interested in helping the project in my area
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swfan
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What ever became of the MN/DOT benchmark assesment?
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess this died. Does anyone know how to report a broken disk? It's from 2007 and is not listed on geocaching.com
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15Tango
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a MN DOT disk, I'd look around on their website for info on how to report that ( www.dot.state.mn.us ) and for a Ramsey County, Hennepin County, etc. I'd look for the county surveyor on the county website (the standard url format for most MN counties is www.co.ramsey.mn.us , www.co.hennepin.mn.us , etc.)
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msrubble
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want someone in the geodetics unit at Mn/DOT. John Barke is the supervisor, and Dave Zenk is the state advisor for the NGS. Both are listed on the surveying contacts page. Might not work in your preferred browser.

There's not a way to recover marks online. OTOH, sending photos is not a two-step process.

Ideally, you would make a printout of the datasheet for the mark, write your corrections or observations on it, and send with digital photos. For larger counties with multiple sheets, there is a map of the sheet numbering system (PDF).
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