Forum: Just Getting Started In Geocaching
started by: Morseman
Posted by Morseman on June 11 2002,8:26 amNot intended as a debate on the pros and cons of benchmarking, but as Benchmarks seem only to be a USA thing, does anyone know where I might find a downloadable list of anything similar for the UK/Europe/anywhere else in the world?
We have things called trig (triangulation) points, and the good old mile posts, in the UK, but I've yet to find a list that could be entered into either EasyGPS or, for my own GPS, Garmin waypoint format.
Posted by Jeff35080 on Jan. 19 2003,9:15 pmOut of curiousity, can we ever expect to see a benchmark section here on Navicache.com? 73 to you Morseman de W4JEF!
Posted by Quinn on Jan. 19 2003,10:46 pmNot sure about the benchmark idea though we are not ruling it out. However we do like to try and blaze our own trail and not follow down the same one that already is in place. If we can offer something different or perhaps a feel of it's own then ya never know!
Posted by Morseman on Jan. 20 2003,6:24 am
I wonder if this thread qualifies for an award for the length of time between starting it, and the first replies?
I did find details for over 6000 triangulation points, and things called Passive Stations, which the Ordnance Survey maintain for checking the accuracy of GPS units used professionally. In fact, there's one just up the road from me!
Most of them are easily reachable, whereas the old Trig Point pillars are often on private land, on top of hills, or in muddy fields. Which makes getting to them a little more fun, as you are never sure what sort of trek you might have to make to get to them.
Anyone interested in the URLs for the sites with the details of Trig Points and OS Passive Stations?
Posted by Morseman on Jan. 20 2003,6:27 am
de Dave (AKA Morseman) G0DJA
Often to be heard via IRLP nodes 5120 (GB3EE in Chesterfield) or 5150 (GB3US in Sheffield). Another IRLP node is due to be activated from Worksop, but not heard it active as yet.