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Benchmark Retrieval
Retrieval Options
For Benchmark Retrieval, we request that you first try the NGS Website Retrieval Option 1. 
If you cannot find the information you need at the NGS website then follow Retrieval Option 2 or 3 below.
 
RETRIEVAL OPTION 1
1.  Go to http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/
2.  Click on "data sheets"
3.  Follow the NGS´s directions.
 
RETRIEVAL OPTION 2
There are three ways to submit your request: On-Line Form, Email or FAX.  Currently, there is no charge to the public for simple requests.  However, anything time-consuming may require a fee for our services. 
 
RETRIEVAL OPTION 3
If an Army Corps of Engineers benchmark, contact:
 
Bondurant, Clifford L. NWP
Surveyor, Benchmark Person
Army Corp of Engineers
(503) 808-4361
Clifford.L.Bondurant@usace.army.mil
or go to the USACE Survey Monument Archival and Retrieval Tool (U-SMART)

Request Instructions
 
On-Line:  Use this link to make your Benchmark request using the On-Line Form.
 
Email requests to:   ODOT GEOMETRONICS.   Please make sure that the words BENCH MARK REQUEST are included in the subject line.
 
Fax requests to:  (503) 986-3548

Whether email or fax, please provide all of the following information:
 
Your: NAME
 
Your: ORGANIZATION or COMPANY
 
Your: PHONE NUMBER
 
Your: EMAIL ADDRESS
 
BENCH MARK DESIGNATION, such as: G141 Reset
 
BENCH MARK AGENCY, such as: US Coast and Geodetic Survey, City of Hillsboro, Deschutes County, Oregon State Highway Division, National Geodetic Survey, etc.
 
BENCH MARK YEAR (the year, if any, stamped on the BM)
 
OTHER MARKINGS anything else that is stamped on the BM, such as "141.28 ft. ref."
 
A DETAILED LOCATION of the bench mark you´re interested in, such as " On the curb at the southwest corner of the intersection of NW Everett St. and NW 10th St, Portland, OR"
 
A MAP of the benchmark location. Any appropriate map will do, so long as you have marked your area of interest. Here are a couple of good map resources for emailing or faxing:
www.mapquest.com  - Use this site if you seek photos which contain many streets. The street names can come in handy. Once you have navigated to the correct map, click the "move location" button at the bottom of the map, then click inside the map to place the red star at the center of your area of interest. Mapquest also has made emailing or printing their maps easy. Their buttons are located above the map.
 
www.topozone.com  - This site contains seamless USGS Quads - use this for rural areas and please include a detailed description of the specific area. After you have navigated to the area in question, be sure to select the "Show Target Symbol" checkbox and click on the exact area in the map you seek. Then, simply click in the address/location window to highlight the URL (web address that starts with "www.topozone.com" and is followed by many characters). After highlighting this text, right click and copy that information and paste that into the body of your email. You may also print out the map. Next to the "Show Target Symbol" checkbox is a button that says, "Print this map". Click on this and it will bring a larger map to the screen. You may them click the printer icon on your browser, then fax the image.
 
**If you are an ODOT employee, and are working on a STIP project, please provide an EA. Thanks!**