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Pgrig (talk) 15:03, 11 July 2010 (UTC) A major edit was carried out. Broadened description of types of marks and added ref. to Leigh paper. Related triangulation surveys to map-making. Distinguished between tri station and reference marks. Described NGS database and PIDs, with sample datasheet and ways to recall these. Mentioned benchmark hunting. Some extra footnotes to support these points will be added shortly. I am a hobbyist (benchmark hunter), not a surveyor.
Pgrig (talk) 12:10, 12 July 2010 (UTC)Continued editing. Added photos of tri station and reference marks. Added cite for underground marks. Adjusted vs. scaled marks. Tripoints (which were mentioned in original footnotes). And added "U.S." a lot, since survey marks and procedures differ internationally. (Would be nice to have input on other nations' systems.)
Merge Boundary marker
The content and subject of Boundary marker seems similar enough to me to that there should only be a single article. So I make the proposal to merge them. JeepdaySock (AKA, Jeepday) 16:09, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose. The two types of marker serve very different purposes, for example one is about the process of surveying and the other is about the outcome. If they were merged, we'd need to include Triangulation station as well and potentially many others.--Northernhenge (talk) 22:04, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps Keep the "Boundary Marker" Article Separate...
Pgrig (talk) 16:49, 14 August 2010 (UTC) If the boundary markers shown in that article are between countries, I suggest keeping their article as is, since it is their reference to country boundaries that distinguishes them. (I'm not sure what the Welsh marker shown there is all about.) We could of course generate many, many examples of different sorts of international or state/provincial boundary markers, property markers, subdivision markers, etc. However, one assumes that a valid boundary marker was at some time surveyed, so if someone want to integrate the boundary market bits into "Survey Marker", they should give it a shot.
- Information - The Welsh stone shown marks the boundary of Caernarfonshire County Council and is a county boundary marker. It also bears a benchmark (small arrow at the top) so it is also a survey marker, in this case for the Ordnance Survey Velella Velella Talk 15:02, 18 April 2011 (UTC)
Contrast to Benchmark (surveying)
- Strictly speaking a surveying benchmark is always used to mark elevation. A survey marker includes benchmarks, but also includes horizontal position marks. Jc3s5h (talk) 16:25, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Is it too U.S. oriented?
Obviously, surveying markers exist in most, if not all countries around the world, but the article focuses on U.S. This should be edited. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:54, 17 October 2015 (UTC)
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