We work from photos (contributed by hikers and climbers) of actual marks to bring you the most authentic product on the market; a market we also happened to start.
To create our artwork, we occasionally make decisions to enhance the appearance of the mark. For instance, sometimes the marker doesn’t have a place name stamped on it, or the elevation is missing, or it may be riddled with dings and stampings of little interest.
We might add or subtract an element but we always stay true to the standard practices listed above.
Most government survey markers are tied into a national government database. The data is in the public domain.
The aesthetic decisions we make during our product development result in unique derivations of the marks. Therefore our product development should be treated as derivative art with applicable rights.
Please be aware of these considerations and we ask that you do not order bench mark products from competitors who are infringing on our intellectual property rights by using our artwork.
If you have any questions at all, please contact us.
Please understand, we are not opposed to competition. We have the utmost confidence in the exceptional quality of the products and services we provide. We simply want to raise awareness about the changing landscape of this market, and some of the unethical, perhaps illegal, practices of some competitors.
But the bottom line is we want you to have excellent products.
We truly care about getting the details right and offering you bench marks worthy of the spectacular places they represent.