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Marker part, survey

Details

Artifact no.
1994.0448.001
Manufacturer
Unknown
Manufacturer Location
Unknown
Manufactured Date
After 1980
Context Function
TO MARK AND IDENTIFY A SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, FOR USE AS A PRIMARY REFERENCE OR CONTROL POINT, DURING SURVEY.
Context Technical
EXAMPLE OF A LATE 20TH CENTURY CONTROL POINT MARKER. CONVEX CURVE OF CAP AND PROMINANT V-CUT, AND (USUAL) PLACEMENT AT HIGH POINT PERMIT MARKER TO BE VIEWED FROM A DISTANCE, AND OVER A WIDE AREA. THREE-FLANGE DESIGN OF POST SECURES MARKER MORE FIRMLY THAN SHEER ORSMOOTH POST.
Context Canada
EXAMPLE OF A CONTROL POINT MARKER (CAP) USED IN SECOND ORDER SURVEYS, PRIMARILY IN THE ROCKIES.
Description
BRONZE MARKER CAP.
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Markings
" [ crown symbol/ CONTROL/ ARPENTAGE DES TERRES DU CANADA LANDS SURVEYS " & deep V-cut incised in cap.
Artifact Missing
NONE.
Group 1
Exploration and Survey
Category 1
Landmarks
Subcategory 1
Markers
Material
metal->bronze
Length
6.8 cm
Width
6.8 cm