Manville Possum Hunters wrote:Mr.Yuck wrote:I really do like the idea of ownership reverting to OCNA, but it's not like I'm totally convinced either.
Here is where we disagree. I would not be interested in going out and gathering data, coordinates, and my photo uploads for OCNA to post as their property.
I understand that but there is still nothing that would prevent one from taking all that leg work and listing it elsewhere if it is accepted.
Possible reasons to list under a unified name:
1) They are more or less permanent and not subject to the same level of loss as a container
2) Members leave the game (or OCNA) and sometimes archive their listings. Appropriate for those that require maintinence but these do not.
3) An inactive member that doesn't archive the listing following destruction of the marker. We might be better able to notice these and not allow them to linger.
4) Archived listings due to a member leaving etc, may then be "found" again and re-listed by another member and would again have to go through generally unnecessary approval.
5) The "cache" is retained for others to search should a member leave.
6) OCNA would better be able to adjust information such as coordinates based on user information. Notes to an absent owner about the condition of the mark would otherwise be missed by OCNA.
Anyway, I went out today for a short time to see what I could find based on memory. In an hour or so I managed 6. Just looking for the markers, no investigation online for additional info.
1) A BENCHMARK at a foot bridge in a park placed by city of Charlotte Watershed / Storm Water w/ ID I beleive this one is listed on Waymarking
2) A Transverse Station Marker w/ ID
3) A Right of Way Boundry Marker disk placed / marked by NCDOT no unique ID
4) A Right of Way Boundry Marker disk w/ no markings but a flat plastic post identifying it as such
5) A Right of Way Boundry Marker disk placed / marked by NCDOT no unique ID
6) A BENCHMARK at a foot bridge in a park placed by city of Charlotte Watershed / Storm Water w/ID
Each is of the Alum metal disk in the ground or concrete.
Clearly the 2 (#1 & 6) marked "Benchmark" would be acceptable at most any benchmark type listing service
The Transverse Station (#2) also acceptable I assume
What about these? (#3,4 & 5) all are clearly along the same lines of concept. These are marked in some manner as a survey related marker. I did see them or others nearby marked on a map of Charlotte benchmarks but do not recall the details about them (remember I didn't go looking for web data for these).
They do NOT have unique ID marks on the disks other than some NCDOT wording. 1 of them had no markings descernable on the disk but did have (like the others) a thin plastic 4' tall marker (like those for gas pipelines etc) that a "Right of Way Boundry marker is nearby".