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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

For those with Android phones, there is a new benchmarking app available for FREE! It's called "BenchMap" and was developed by an avid benchmark hunter Foxtrot_X-Ray.

From the site:
BenchMap allows searching and viewing of National Geodetic Survey / NGS survey stations on an interactive map. Once a station is selected users can view the datasheet, view the Geocaching page, take photographs and record notes.
On the map, users can filter the types of stations to display, like being limited by stability, horizontal/vertical orders, and destroyed/non-publishable status. Users can also search for a PID, and have the map take them to the location of the station, as well as manually viewing the datasheet of a station.

Users can take photographs of the station, and images can be stored in a simple numbering scheme, or be saved using the NGS's recommended photograph naming convention. Using the naming convention, each station's images are stored in their own folder, along with a notes text file if the user has recorded any recovery notes for the station.

Made for the professional surveyor and the geocache hunter (benchmark hunter!) out there in the wild.

Note that the application will only display NGS survey marks. (No USGS stations or State stations at this time.)

It is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour. Pier Anthony 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Looks like a great app! Lots there that will greatly aid benchmarking. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

There are some that can't be log through Why do they have a GC page but can't be logged can people up date the GC page so it could be logged.

Seek and You shall Find! 
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