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Details for Benchmark: KU1440

N 40° 45.917 W 073° 58.433 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 39.57

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

Location:
In NEW YORK county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
L 339
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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Der war gut zu finden, danke
Team Mambone

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Dieser Benchmark konnte erfolgreich entdeckt werden.


This benchmark was successfully discovered.

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A young graduate was taking photos with the family, so I had to wait a few minutes and dodge the begging monks until I was finally able to take a photo of the benchmark disc that is in good shape.

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photoKU1440 in Central Park

One of the easier ones to find. Found when walking to AMNH.

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Found our first benchmark in centralpark.
Thanks.

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photoGPS at benchmark
First one

My first Benchmark in the USA. Nice.
DADIL-Iserlohn, Germany

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Good shape

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photoMe at mark

Soon spotted this one in a lovely location

During my visit to NY also visited this place.

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Spotted this one while walking through central park with family waiting for our carriage ride.

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photoKU1440: L 339
Good condition. Spotted on the rock overlooking the small pond, in the south corner of Central Park.

a new experience

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Found today with Grillis.
The very first Benchmark!!! Wow.

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Our First Benchmark- we did bot know what it is, thanks for the Information

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Benchmark kannten wir bisher nicht. Now we know about it, thanks for this Information and showing.

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Until today we did not know what a Benchmark is, so thank you for showing.

Until this day we didn't know about benchmarks. Thanks for this information and showing.

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On our sightseeing tour in New York based on geocaching, we could find this benchmark.

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Dies sollte mein erster Ausflug über den großen Teich sein. ?
Nach wochenlanger Planung ging es zur Besichtigung von über 35! Orten und Plätzen in nur 4,5 Tagen:

5th Avenue    
Bootsfahrt Hudson- und Eastriver
Broadway
Bronx
Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge
Central Park
Chelsea Market
Chinatown
Chrysler Building
Di Palo (italienische Köstlichkeiten)
Ellies Island
Empire State Building
Flatiron
Freiheitsstatue
Grand Central Station
Ground Zero
High Line Park
Intrepid Sea & Air Museum
Little Italy
Madison Square Garden
M&M-Store
Marcy´s
Oculus U-Bahn-Station
One World Trade Center mit Observatory
Rockefeller Plaza
Rooftop Bar “Sky Room” (höchste Bar)
Roosevelt Island mit Seilbahn
Staten Island Ferry             
Staten Island
The Sphere im Battery Park
Times Square
Top of the Rock
Trump Tower
Wall Street mit Bulle
Wripley's Museum Believe it, or not
Yankee Stadion

Von Frankfurt FRA ging es über Hamburg HAM nach New Jersey EWR.
Mit dem NJ Transit dann nach Manhattan und dort mit der Metro, dem Grayline Hop on-Hop off-Bus oder zu Fuß weiter.
Allabendlich ging es nach Long Island ins Hotel.
Es waren unglaubliche Eindrücke, bleibende und prägende Erinnerungen. ?
Wo dann auch ein Cache in der Nähe oder auf dem Weg dorthin liegt, wurde dieser dann auch absolviert. ?
So auch wie dieser Benchmark hier.

Google Translate:
This will be my first trip over the large pond. [:])
To planning lasting for weeks, we went to the inspection of over 35! places in only 4.5 days:

5th Avenue
Boat trip on Eastriver and Hudsonriver
Broadway
Bronx
Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge
Central Park
Chelsea Market
Chinatown
Chrysler Building
Di Palo (Italian delectabilities)
Ellies Island
Empire State Building
Flatiron
Statue of Liberty
Grand Central Station
Ground Zero
High Line park
Intrepid Sea & air museum
Little Italy
Madison Square guards
M&M business
Marcy's
Oculus subway station
One World Trade Centre with Observatory
Rockefeller Plaza
Rooftop bar of “Sky Room” (highest bar)
Roosevelt Island with cable car
Staten Island Ferry
Staten Island
The Sphere in the Battery park
Times Square
Top of the rock
Trump Tower
Wall Street with bull
Wripley's museum Believe it or emergency
Yankee stadium

From Frankfurt FRA went over Hamburg HAM to New Jersey EWR.
With the NJ Transit to Manhattan, then in the Metro, the Grayline on- Hop Hop off bus or continue on foot.
Every night we went to Long Island in the hotel.
Were amazing impressions, coining and lasting memories. ?
Where will be a cache is nearby or on the way there, this was finished, too. ?
So this one, too.
Or a benchmark like here.

In: - / Out: -
DFDC
VG aus Niederselters, Hessen, Germany
Ronald Zey

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On a NYC Visit I have this Benchmark found.

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That was the most accidental benchmark find! I'm glad I happened to look down after snapping a few photos.

Found while caching in Central Park.

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photoCentral Park benchmark

FOUND- taking a picture, looked down and there it was!!!!

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photofound!

found while walking around central park, love all the giant rock formations to be found in the heart of this city!

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setting mark at right foot

Found in good condition as described. First saw this one about 30 years ago. Now it's nicely polished from thousands of people "visiting" it.

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Our First Benchmark yeah

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Nach dem Event auch hier vorbei gekommen. TFTC

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My first one of benchmark.
tftc
mikel

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Yes..... First Benchmark for ne ??..... Greetings from germany

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Yes

Thank you for the Benchmark! Yes it's my First! ??????

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Thanks for the Benchmark and kind regards from Germany
Neisklah

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Found during our visit to NYC

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Found during my visit to NYC
Benchmark in good shape.
Many thanks!

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Trouvé durant mon dernier entrainement pour le marathon de new-York 2014.
cela ma porté chance, j'ai réussi a terminer le marathon le lendemain

Found during my last training for the marathon of New York 2014.
it brought my luck, I managed to finish the marathon the next day

Trouvé avec Dav008
Found with Dav008

Was out walking around the city today and decided to hunt down some benchmarks and geocaches. This benchmark is right by the pond and appears to be in decent shape, but is a bit worn probably because this rock outcrop is a very popular spot to pass the day. The writing is still very legible despite the wear. See attached photo.

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Found this Benchmark while strolling through NYC ;-)

Thanks
MnO2

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Easily Found while walking in Central Park.

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photoKU1440 Disk, New York City
KU1440 Disk Close up.
photoKU1440 Eye Level, New York City
KU1440 Eye Level view of the station.
photoKU1440 Area New York City
KU1440 Area view looking WNW.

New York was the final stop our tour. Besides from visiting all of the touristic spots in this great city, there was enough time for geocaching.

Michael, ¼ of Carstens-Bande

... together with my buddy's DreiD and Michael from CarstensBande we visited the beautiful New York City. What a breathtaking city. . Beside we had the time to search for some caches and some benchmarks and this was one of it. ...

TFTC Twente123 with DreiD and CarstensBand on a crazy Tour over 25.000 km from Germany over Rio de Janeiro, Iguacu Falls, Intervales State Park, Sao Paulo, New York City and back to Germany in 11 days

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photoKu1440 and me

Came to the park today to drop off a TB that wanted to go to Europe. Decided to find a couple of benchmarks along the way. This one was pretty easy to find thanks in part to the previous logs.

thanks

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My third Benchmark, easily found during my walk through Central Park.

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photoBenchmark KU1440

Found by accident during a picture opportunity in Central Park.

Found this as described.

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Just southeast of picture center

Found it during my stay in New York

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I was wondering how many times I walked right by this one without noticing it.

Hello

Thanks for my first Bechnmark......

Kai977

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First thing I spotted in central park while out Geocaching.

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Found in good condition

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Spotted this one on our 15+ mile hike through Central Park today!

Easy find while visiting the park

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Found with my BriGuy! =^_^=

Spotted this benchmark unintentionally with my girlfriend SaraKat. We walked here to enjoy the duck pond at sunset. Approaching the boulder I said, "Hey, this looks like a great spot to sit" followed by, "Whoa, a benchmark!" I got to explain benchmarking a little bit and we both took full advantage of a beautiful evening overlooking the pond. This one is in perfect shape; likely the most clarity I've ever seen in a benchmark. Thanks!

This was an easy one--found disk in good condition, if somewhat worn, as described. Stopped to photograph this one in the corner of the park on my way back from the Met Museum. I was expected to find it on the higher rock outcrop just to the north but it's actually quite a ways below street level.

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found on my walk home on a rainy afternoon.

My first benchmark find! Went up to Central Park to find some puzzle geocache solutions. Used Benchmap.

Eine interessante Variante von Geocaching, die ich so bisher noch nicht kannte. Und wenn man schon mal über den großen Teich gereist ist, muss man dies natürlich auch mal testen! Der Benchmark befindet sich wie angegeben in gutem Zustand am bekannten Ort!! Vielen Dank fürs Zeigen!!

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Found it on a nice place during our New York trip!

people all over it today.

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I stayed for one week in New York. Main goal was to run the marathon. During my stay there i went for a few caches.
I found this benchmark on my way to the Pasta Party in Central Park.

TFTC

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Found this benchmark during my business trip to New York, thanks!Greetings from Germany!

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First Benchmark find ever! to tell you the truth I wasnt looking for it My gf and I were taking a picture on the rock when I saw it and said "HEY LOOK ITS A BENCHMARK!" Very fun and easy to get to look forward to finding many more!

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photoFirst benchmark find ever!
The benchmark found us really! fun to find and many more to come... I hope!

Our second Benchmark during our trip to New York. An easy find on a very nice place.
# BM2

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Found while geocaching in Central Park

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photoShot of the location
Benchmark is just in front of that woman's right foot.

Found it on our way to Central Park to start the Bridges and Arches cache.

Real easy find.

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Found it on accident... Sat down to have a picture taken. Nice find.

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photome sitting near the site

Beautiful day in Central Park! We brought Scooter, on his trip to Broadway...

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Found it after meeting a relative at Central Park on a beautiful September afternoon.

quack quack quack

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My third benchmark, and an accidental find at that. Was spending the day in NYC and while in Central Park just happened to sit down on top of it while taking a rest.

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Fond it while walking through the Central Park

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Found during our visit to NYC!

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Found this benchmark while on vacation. It really was easy to pick out, since the description pretty much sums it up.

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The benchmark, sitting on the rock outcrop stated in the description.

Found while walking in the park.

This was an easy find, although there was an interview and a tv team nearby.

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Found this while out walking around.

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On our NY-Sightseeing Tour, we took our chance to find our very first benchmark. The surrounding is beautiful.

PS: Picture will be uploaded soon.

This is the first benchmark that I have found. I wasn't really looking for it. We were walking the park looking for some caches and found this by accident.

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Located in Central Park.

Found this one during my walk through New York City.

Recovered in good condition as described.

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found on the way to a earth cache, hope this one is right. bench mark is in great condition

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We happened upon our 1st benchmark by accident while looking for a geocache in the area. We were on vacation here from Tennessee. My daughter loved climbing on the nearby rock.

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photoOur 1st Benchmark, in Central Park, New York City

Benchmark is in excellent condition. And is easy to spot.

Yeah -- we find our first benchmark - during our new york trip

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Found this Benchmark during a walk through this great park.

mueder-jo

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Found while geocaching in the park.

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Aga found this benchmark casually.
"Is this such a disk youre looking for yesterday?" she asks.
And I looked confused.
As you can see our GPS reception was bad...!

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Found while caching in Central Park. Benchmark in great shape.

Found while working on a Whereigo cache.

Found while doing a Whereigo cache. Nice placement.

Found it with little trouble.

Yes we found it too. Looking nice on the rock.

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Very nice location in Central Park, NY.
Will upload picture when I return home to Portsmouth, Va.
Shipwreck99

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Caching in New York

Found today as we were walking around CP for the Bridges and Arches cache.

Found as described.

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Found this today while geocaching, near the semifrozen pond.

During our visit in New York I tried to find some of them an was successful at some places. This one on our way through central park.
Cheers from germany, avila99!

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New there were some caches in Central Park but didn't bring the GPS with me while wandering in The City today. While posing for photo ops nearby my wife pointed down to this one and I snapped a photo. While I didn't get to log a cache I got to log one of these. I guess it's close enough ;)

Came across wile doing some central park caching.

Found this one on my way home after doing some shopping in the vicinity

I too found this one while doing Follw me home cache!!

Spotted this one by chance after being thwarted by muggles at the nearby Follow Me Home cache. Holding up well.

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found while visiting NYC with the Dinobalz team.

Visiting a friend in NYC Made the find while out for a walk this morning. Easy to forget what a busy city you are in while in the park.

Found on a rainy afternoon in Central Park with Mr & Mrs. P64.

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Found during our most recent trip to Manhattan.
Actually saw this on a previous trip, before I was into bench marking or geo caching!

Accurate coordinates and prior photos made this an easy find on a blustery fall day. Central Park is a stunning piece of parkland - a crown jewel of New York City. We began our wandering tour here...

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View looking across the mark northwards into Central Park.

Found on a rainy afternoon.

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Spotted on a beautiful day while on a caching trip to the city.

Found in Good Condition.

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photoL 339 VIEW

Stumbled upon this during a morning of fishing at the pond.

Nice one!
I LOVE this place!

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Yea!!
My first ever "proper" benchmark!
What a fantastic spot into the bargain. Is it true this rock was planted here when Central Park was being constructed?

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photoPurple Night Heron nearby

What a difference seasons can make. I looked for this one in mid-December just after a snowfall and was unable to find it. I kicked at the snow on the rock where I thought the mark would be but it had been walked on so much it was frozen.
Returning on a beautiful April day, I could see the mark as I approached the rock. I could also see the bum sleeping on top of the rock in the sun. I think I stirred him by my approach because he got up and walked away as I finished taking my pics.

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I took a pic of the correct spot. Just no mark!
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Co-ords accurate for this one so found it in a very busy Central Park! Photo to follow...

Found this one by accident while out walking.

On the south end of the rock ledge near the southeast lobe of the Pond, just off the walkway.

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Central Park, New York, NY; Pond, near 59th and Fifth
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Central Park, New York, NY; Pond, near 59th and Fifth

I have seen this one a bunch of times, but never realized what it was until I started geocaching. Decided to log it in as a find since I've "found" it many times.

Found it.

3rd benchmark we found while in NYC.

Found it®

Found it fairly easily. Someone was standing on it!

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Found it. Picture will follow.

Vagabund from Austria

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Found it on my first ever stroll through Central Park.... and I wasn't even looking for it. SWEET!

Found this benchmark on the way to lunch in the park. Benchmark is easy to spot and in good condition. TIP: Use GPS coordinates to get in to the vicinity, then go by the log description. The description is a little hectic, but a much better source.

N 40° 45.919 W 073° 58.443

Found this quite by accident one afternoon while strolling by on my way to someplace else. Spotted it from a distance and knew immeadiately what it was - my first benchmark! And I wasn't even looking for it! Had my camera too, so I'll add pix as soon as I can download them.

[last edit: 5/16/2003 11:24:24 AM PST]

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Very easy find.
Chester.

[last edit: 1/13/2003 11:09:50 AM PST]

N 40° 45.916 W 073° 58.438

This was an easy find, as both the coordinates and the description were accurate. The mark is located on a rock outcropping near the pond in Central Park. There are no adventures connected with this one, other than some quick battery changing so that I could take the photos.

Zhanna and Aaron

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photoOne little corner of Central Park...
...with the disk in the foreground.
photoFrom across the Pond...

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1952 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 AT NEW YORK. AT NEW YORK, IN BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN, NEAR THE SOUTH CORNER OF CENTRAL PARK, ABOUT 40 YARDS NORTHEAST OF NORTHEAST CURB OF CENTRAL PARK SOUTH (WEST 59TH STREET), ABOUT 125 YARDS NORTHWEST OF NORTHWEST CURB OF 5TH AVENUE, IN THE TOP OF LOWER SOUTH PART OF A NATURAL OUTCROP OF ROCK, 12 FEET EAST OF NORTHEAST END OF AN IRON RAIL SEPARATING WALK FROM THE POND, 20 1/2 FEET NORTH-NORTHWEST AND ACROSS WALK FROM AN IRON LAMP POST AND ABOUT 1 1/2 FEET ABOVE LEVEL OF WALK.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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