2004-12-31

GU3373

Published Details for Benchmark: GU3373

N 36° 45.840
W 120° 03.090 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 233

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location: In FRESNO county, CA
Designation: KIN AZ MK CADH 1972
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
01/01/1972 by CADH (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY CA DIV OF HIGHWAYS 1972 SEE STATION KIN (CADH)

Found Details:
N 36° 45.841
W 120° 03.091
Elev 216

Found it at 16:05, 31 December 2004 as described and in good condition.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 11 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 4 minute occupation with 10 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

GU3373 "KIN AZ MK CADH 1972" - Azimuth Mark and GPSr.
GU3373 "KIN AZ MK CADH 1972" - View east down McKinley Avenue.
GU3373 "KIN AZ MK CADH 1972" - View Southeasterly.
GU3373 "KIN AZ MK CADH 1972" - View south.
GU3373 "KIN AZ MK CADH 1972" - View southwesterly.

GU3372

Published Details for Benchmark: GU3372

N 36° 45.849
W 120° 03.363 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 234

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location: In FRESNO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: KIN
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Reference Points: GU3373

Found Details for Benchmark: GU3372
N 36 45.850
W 120 03.363
Elev 208

Found it at 15:50, 31 December 2004 as described and in good condition. The mark is positioned between a fence and an irrigation junction box and well protected. Reference mark #1 was found in good condition, although the dimensions to the power pole and the fence in the 1972 description had been transposed. RM1 is 15 south of a power pole and 1.5 feet west of a fence. Reference mark #2 was not found. The azimuth mark was found in good condition - see GU3373.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 4 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 8 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

GU3372 "KIN 1972" - Benchmark and the GPSr.
GU3372 "KIN 1972" - View north toward the witness post and Refrence Monument No. 1.
GU3372 "KIN 1972" - Reference Monument No. 1.
GU3372 "KIN 1972" - View south from Refrence Monument No. 1 toward the witness post and the Benchmark.
GU3372 "KIN 1972" - View east down McKinley Avenue toward GU3372 "KIN Azimuth Mark".
GU3372 "KIN 1972" - View westerly.

GU3379

Published Details for Benchmark: GU3379
N 36° 50.644
W 120° 03.885 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 253

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is ADJUSTED.

Location: In MADERA county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: RIPPERDAN AZ MK CADH 1972
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:


Documented History (by the NGS)
01/01/1972 by CADH (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY CA DIV OF HIGHWAYS 1972 SEE STATION RIPPERDAN (CDH)


Found Details for Benchmark: GU3379
N 36 50.644
W 120 03.885
Elev 233

Found it at 15:35, 31 December 2004 as described and in good condition. A USBR brass cap was also found in the top of the center of the same irrigation headwall.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 2 feet east-northeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 7 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

GU3379 "Ripperdan AZ MK CADH 1972" - Benchmark and GPSr.
GU3379 "Ripperdan AZ MK CADH 1972" - Benchmark setting and Carsonite witness post.
GU3379 "Ripperdan AZ MK CADH 1972" - Benchmark setting and Carsonite witness post.  View east.
GU3379 "Ripperdan AZ MK CADH 1972" - Benchmark setting and Carsonite witness post.  View north up Road 26-1/2.
GU3379 "Ripperdan AZ MK CADH 1972" - Benchmark setting and Carsonite witness post.  View westerly toward Road 26-1/2.
GU3379 "Ripperdan AZ MK CADH 1972" - Benchmark setting and Carsonite witness post.  View south down Road 26-1/2.
GU3379 "Ripperdan AZ MK CADH 1972" - An unmarked Bureau of Reclamation benchmark is set in the front center of the canal headwall.
GU3379 "Ripperdan AZ MK CADH 1972" - An unmarked Bureau of Reclamation benchmark is set in the front center of the canal headwall.  BOR benchmark detail.

GU3374

Published Details for Benchmark: GU3374
N 36° 51.161
W 120° 03.885 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 248

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location: In MADERA county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: RIPPERDAN
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Reference Points: GU3379

Found Details for Benchmark: GU3374
N 36 51.161
W 120 03.886
Elev 229

Found it at 15:20, 31 December 2004 as described and in good condition. Both RM1 and RM2 were found in good condition. The adjacent vineyard has been removed and is now an open field. The azimuth mark was found in good condition - see GU3379.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 8 feet easterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 6 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

GU3374 "RIPPERDAN 1972" - Benchmark and GPSr.
GU3374 "RIPPERDAN 1972" - View northeasterly toward Reference Monument No. 1.
GU3374 "RIPPERDAN 1972" - View southeasterly toward Reference Monument No. 2.
GU3374 "RIPPERDAN 1972" - Reference Monument No. 1 detail.
GU3374 "RIPPERDAN 1972" - Reference Monument No. 2 detail.
GU3374 "RIPPERDAN 1972" - Reference Monument No. 1 setting.
GU3374 "RIPPERDAN 1972" - Reference Monument No. 2 setting. View northwesterly toward the Benchmark.
GU3374 "RIPPERDAN 1972" - View north.
GU3374 "RIPPERDAN 1972" - View south.

2004-07-26

GT2100 - GAS AZ MK

THIS MARK WAS ORIGINALLY VISITED ON 02 JANUARY, 2004.

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 44.986
Long: 119° 54.967
Alt: 259
Designation: GAS AZ MK
Marker Type: azimuth mark disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1972 by CADH (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY CA DIV OF HIGHWAYS 1972 (HF) TO REACH FROM FRESNO. FROM INTERSECTION BELMONT AVE. AND STATE HWY. 99 GO WEST ON BELMONT 5.0 MILES TO GRANTLAND AVE. AND AZIMUTH MARK ON SE CORNER. STAMPED GAS 1972 AZIMUTH MARK. A CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS BRASS TABLET SET IN A 12 IN DIAMETER CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH GROUND.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 44.987
Long: 119° 54.968
Alt: 256

Found it at 16:30, 02 January 2004 as described and in good condition. The mark was revisited at 16:15, 26 July 2004.

The mark is located on the southeast corner of Grantland and Belmont Avenues, 1.5 feet south of a guy pole, 18 feet east of the centerline of Grantland Avenue, 30 feet south of the centerline of Belmont Avenue, and 32 feet south-southeasterly of the northwest corner of Section 4, said corner being a 3/4" iron pipe, flush with the asphalt, tagged LS5096.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 7 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 6 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Azimuth mark detail.


The azimuth mark and the GPSr.


The view northwesterly toward the intersection of Grantland and Belmont Avenues. The azimuth mark is at the base of the pole.


The view east along Belmont Avenue. The azimuth mark is to the right of the base of the pole.


The view south down Grantland Avenue. The azimuth mark is behind the pole.

2004-06-19

GU3418 - MOWRY

This mark was revisited on 22 November, 2008.

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 44.055
Long: 120° 17.166
Alt: 171
Designation: MOWRY
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1962 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 (JCC) THE STATION IS LOCATED 5-1/2 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF MENDOTA, 6-1/2 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF TRANQUILLITY AND 12-1/2 MILES WEST OF KERMAN. IT IS LOCATED ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY 180 AND ON HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY. TO REACH FROM THE POST OFFICE IN MENDOTA GO SOUTHERLY ON STATE HIGHWAY 180 FOR 1.95 MILES TO WHERE THE HIGHWAY TURNS LEFT EAST. FOLLOW THE HIGHWAY EAST FOR 2.6 MILES TO SAN MATEO AVENUE ON THE LEFT. CONTINUE EAST ON THE HIGHWAY FOR 0.7 MILE TO TT 2JD (USGS) ON THE RIGHT. CONTINUE EAST ON THE HIGHWAY FOR 0.9 MILE TO THE STATION ON THE RIGHT. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MOWRY 1962, SET IN AN 11 INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 2 INCHES. IT IS 57 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 180, 87.5 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TELEPHONE POLE NUMBER 2515, 3.6 FEET EAST OF A WITNESS POST AND 2.8 FEET NORTH OF AN EAST-WEST FENCE. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MOWRY NO 1 1962, SET IN AN 11 INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 4 INCHES. IT IS 86.5 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 180, 1.4 FEET NORTH OF THE FENCE, 54 FEET EAST OF THE WITNESS POST AND ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MOWERY NO 2 1962, SET IN AN 11 INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 1 INCH. IT IS 1 FOOT SOUTH OF AN EAST-WEST FENCE, 29 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 180, 19.5 FEET EAST OF THE TELEPHONE POLE AND ABOUT THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE STATION. TT 2JD (USGS) IS A UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY DISK, STAMPED TT 2JD 1955, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT OF BRIDGE NUMBER 4246. IT IS 14 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 180 AND ABOUT 6 INCHES HIGHER THE HIGHWAY.

1/1/1964 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1964 (GCR) THIS STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. THE STATION AND BOTH REFERENCE MARKS WERE FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. THE 1962 DESCRIPTION WAS NOT AVAILABLE ON THE DATE OF RECOVERY AND THE AZIMUTH MARK WAS NOT SEARCHED FOR.

1/1/1972 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 (HF) STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. STATION SURFACE MARK - A BRASS TABLET STAMPED MOWRY 1962 SET IN A 12 IN X 12 IN CONCRETE POST UP 2 IN. TO REACH DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE. AZIMUTH MARK - FOUND USGS SURVEY DISC STAMPED TT2JD 1955. TO REACH DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE. R.M. 1 - FOUND A BRASS TABLET STAMPED MOWRY NO. 1 1962 SET IN A 12 IN X 12 IN CONCRETE POST UP 2 IN. R.M. 2 - FOUND A BRASS TABLET STAMPED MOWRY NO. 2 1962 SET IN A 12 IN X 12 IN CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--MENDOTA

FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 44.055
Long: 120° 17.167
Alt: NA

Found it at 19:15, 19 June 2004 as described and in good condition. The azimuth mark and reference marks were not searched for.
Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 5 feet easterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 7 minute occupation with 10 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

2004-03-06

GT1709 - S 1233

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 59.267
Long: 119° 41.533
Alt: 646.6
Designation: S 1233
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: in rock outcrop
Stability: Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1972 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 0.7 MI NE FROM FRIANT. 0.7 MILE NORTHEAST ALONG MILLERTON ROAD FROM A CONCRETE BRIDGE OVER FRIANT-KERN CANAL AT FRIANT, ABOUT 25 MILE WEST OF THE JUNCTION OF AN ASPHALT ROAD NORTH TO MILLERTON LAKE BOAT RAMP AND CAMP AREA, ON THE INSIDE OF A CURVE, AT A CUT, IN THE TOP OF A LEDGE OF AN OUTCROP IN THE CUT, 200 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF THE JUCNTION OF A NORTHEAST-SOUTHWEST FIELD ROAD WITH STEEL GATES, 19 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, 2.5 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST ASPHALT CURB OF THE ROAD, 1.0 FOOT SOUTHEAST OF A WITNESS POST, AND ABOUT 1 1/2 FEET HIGHER THAN THE ROAD. SEC 8, T11S, R21E.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 59.299
Long: 119° 41.541
Alt: NA

Found it at 11:45, 06 March 2004 as described and in good condition. This mark is located on a dangerous blind curve.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 200 feet southerly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 3 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

2004-02-28

GT0827 - VISALIA

County: TULARE
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 19.717
Long: 119° 17.583
Alt: 334.9
Designation: VISALIA
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1935 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1958 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 AT VISALIA. AT VISALIA, IN R25E T18S S29, ALONG WEST ACEQUIA STREET, ABOUT MIDWAY BETWEEN SOUTH LOCUST AND SOUTH COURT STREETS, AT THE POST OFFICE, IN THE TOP OF THE WEST GRANITE WATER COPING, 9.8 FEET WEST OF THE WEST EDGE OF THE NORTH (MAIN) ENTRANCE DOOR, 0.9 FOOT NORTH OF THE NORTH WALL OF THE BUILDING, ABOUT 2 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE TOP GRANITE STEP.

1/5/1998 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1998 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 19.751
Long: 119° 17.576
Alt: 325

Found it at 17:50, 28 February 2004 as described and in good condition.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 210 feet southerly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 3 minute occupation with 5 strong satellites and 0 WAAS satellites. (Mark is directly adjacent to building so satellite reception was poor.)

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


The view easterly along the front of the Post Office toward the front door. The mark can be seen on the ledge in front of the building.


The view westerly along the front of the Post Office. The mark can be seen on the ledge in front of the building behind the balustrade.


View of the front door of the US Post Office. The mark is to the right of the door.

2004-02-10

GT1428 - V 366

This mark was originally visited December 21, 2002.

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 38.150
Long: 119° 41.167
Alt: 308.2
Designation: V 366
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1953 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1959 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 AT FOWLER. AT FOWLER, 0.7 MILE NORTHWEST ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD FROM THE STATION, 0.1 MILE NORTHWEST OF THE CROSSING OF ADAMS AVENUE, AT INTERNAL REVENUE BONDED WAREHOUSE NO. 70 OF THE HASLETT WAREHOUSE COMPANY, SET VERTICALLY IN THE SOUTHWEST FACE ON THE NORTHWEST CONCRETE PILLAR OF A BRICK WALL, 61.9 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST RAIL OF THE MAIN TRACK, 0.8 FOOT SOUTHEAST OF THE WEST CORNER OF THE BUILDING, ABOUT 4 FEET HIGHER THAN THE TRACK, AND 0.5 FOOT ABOVE A CONCRETE LOADING PLATFORM.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 38.142
Long: 119° 41.236
Alt: NA

Visited the site again as part of an elevation leveling project in Fowler.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


A Surveyor and the benchmark.


A sign on the side of the Hasslet Warehouse (now owned by F.D.S. Mfg. Co. Inc.).


The view northwesterly off the end of the dock. The benchmark can be seen near the bottom of the wall.


The view northwesterly off the end of the dock. The benchmark is set in the wall, near the end of the dock.

2004-01-02

GT1509 - D 363

The mark was revisited on 24 December 2014.

Published details for Benchmark: GT1509
N 36° 44.117 W 119° 49.433 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 278.4
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Location: In FRESNO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: D 363
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
01/01/1953 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

01/01/1969 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1969 AT FRESNO. AT FRESNO AIRPORT, AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE FIELD, ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 180, AT THE WEST CITY LIMITS, 0.1 MILE WEST OF THE T JUNCTION OF TEILMAN AVENUE, 0.05 MILE EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF WEST AVENUE, 37 1/2 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 1.7 FEET NORTHWEST OF AN IRON POST SUPPORTING A ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SIGN, 4.5 FEET NORTH OF AN AIRPORT FENCE, 2.0 FEET EAST OF A WITNESS POST, ABOUT 1/2 FOOT HIGHER THAN THE HIGHWAY, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.2 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND. NOTE-- THE AIRPORT IS NOW KNOWN AS CHANDLER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

01/01/1974 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1974 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

01/01/1978 by NGS (POOR)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1978 MARK RECOVERED IN POOR CONDITION.

Found details for Benchmark: GT1509
N 36° 44.143 W 119° 49.455
Found it at 17:00, 02 January 2004 as described and in good condition.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 191 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 4.5 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

GT1509 "D363" - The benchmark and the GPSr.
GT1509 "D363" - The view easterly down Whitesbridge Road (State Route 180).  The benchmark can be seen at the base of the Rotary International sign.
GT1509 "D363" - The view southerly across Chandler Airfield.  The benchmark can be seen at the base of the Rotary International sign.

GT2100 - GAS AZ MK

THIS MARK WAS REVISITED 26 JULY, 2004.

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 44.986
Long: 119° 54.967
Alt: 259
Designation: GAS AZ MK
Marker Type: azimuth mark disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1972 by CADH (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY CA DIV OF HIGHWAYS 1972 (HF) TO REACH FROM FRESNO. FROM INTERSECTION BELMONT AVE. AND STATE HWY. 99 GO WEST ON BELMONT 5.0 MILES TO GRANTLAND AVE. AND AZIMUTH MARK ON SE CORNER. STAMPED GAS 1972 AZIMUTH MARK. A CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS BRASS TABLET SET IN A 12 IN DIAMETER CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH GROUND.


FOUND DATA
Lat: NA
Long: NA
Alt: NA

Found it at 16:30, 02 January 2004 as described and in good condition. No new coordinates or photos were taken at this time.