[talk-au] White Cross painted on road - signifies what?

Craig Feuerherdt craigfeuerherdt at gmail.com
Tue Apr 27 03:02:59 BST 2010

These crosses are most typically for rectifying aerial photography. They are
surveyed locations put in an easy to see location.

> Whilst out getting GPS traces north of Brisbane I've noticed quite a few
> roads, usually at the end of a rural road, there will be a cross in white
> paint on the centre of road, sometimes with a bolt in the centre of the
> cross.  Each arm of the cross is about a metre long.
> Anyone know what these are for?
> I saw another example yesterday on Mt Brisbane Road out by Mt Pleasant,
> this
> one not at the end of the road, but close to where I imagine the Mt Mee
> Section of D'Aguilar National Park boundary would be.
> I initially thought it might be to signify the end of council
> responsibility/ownership of the road, but then I wondered if perhaps they
> were for overhead (helicopter) geo-referencing?
> Cheers,
> Chris
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