Civic hacking National Geodetic Survey survey marks

Building a survey mark finder app.

Luke Fretwell By Luke Fretwell · December 30, 2022

Screenshot of USA.GovFresh GeoMarks app.

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(This post is part of an ongoing series documenting adventures in father-son civic hacking.)

README

We built a survey mark finder app from data provided by the National Geodetic Survey. This includes:

  • List of survey marks across the United States
  • Pinpoint to current location
  • Search survey marks in any location
  • Survey mark recovery submission

Data

Data used for this project:

Kudos

Big kudos to NGS for:

  • Providing public data sets.
  • Creating a public submission recovery form.

Demo

GeoMarks app:

Screenshot of USA.GovFresh space photo of the day page

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Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh and co-founder and CEO of ProudCity.

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