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AstroD-Team
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We can finally let the cat out of the bag! We are very happy to announce that Wisconsin became the third state to set the GEOCAC benchmark.

GEOCAC is the official agency code for Geocachers who report their benchmark recoveries to the National Geodetic Survey.

GEO*Trailblazer 1 has created a project to have a commemorative mark like this one set in each state of the union, and to get them included into the NGS database. Being dedicated benchmark hunters (and geocachers), we took up the project for Wisconsin.

We have been working with our State Surveyor, our County Survey Coordinator and several others for the better part of this year to make this project a reality. Yesterday, the mark was set and will be officially surveyed to be included into the NGS database in Spring 2009. Unfortunately, the Geocaching.com database is static, and (so it seems) no new marks will be added, therefore a geocache is needed to show everyone the location of the mark.

We have just submitted the cache listing that will bring cachers to this newly placed piece of geocaching/benchmarking history.

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benny7210
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks to AstroD-Team and all the others for their hard work, and dedication to this project.

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K0rpl
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks Guys. I have been waiting for this to come out since hearing about it. Just Awesome!!

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AstroD-Team
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

Just got the cache published for the GEOCAC mark: GC1JFKM

I hope this works. I'm still trying to figure out the direct link. Embarassed

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zuma
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

Very cool idea. Thanks a lot for all your work on this project.

zuma

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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

... and now the cache is out!

Congratulations!
 
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PCFrog
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Joined: 2005-05-11
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:50 am Reply with quote Back to top

Great job...
 
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Team Honeybunnies
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

Very cool. Thanks for all the hard work in getting this out. I think that one will have to be on the radar soon.
 
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Cachelovskys
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Joined: 2006-11-27
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Location: Green Bay, WI

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

Great job!! Why did it have to be published on Monday? Why is it not a snow day today so I can go get it?

Thanks for your work.
 
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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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Joined: 2004-05-06
Posts: 2008
Location: Waukesha, WI, US

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

Awesome job you guys!! that was quite a job to take on, but a fun one I am sure!! Be proud that you have not only helped out the state but helping to find and keep historical items visible for other to see and learn about!!

Huggs from da Bunny!

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gotta run
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Joined: 2007-11-26
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Being the gentleman that I am, I allowed Da Wife to hunt for this one whilst she was running errands in the Big City and whilst I toiled away in the home office here in the Boonies (which has seceded from Camelot). She reports she is still picking juniper debris out of her hair and drying out various items of clothing. In other words, a great caching experience. Laughing

It is evident lots of work went into getting this cache put together and published.
 
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steveherrick
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Looks cool! I'll have to check it out the next time I'm up that way.
 
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furfool
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Neat idea. Thanks for the hard work. Wil definately have to do this one when I'm in the area again.

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