2008-09-23 49 10
Today's location is at the edge between a freshly plowed field and some kind of orchard near Bibergau (also called Biebergau) and Dettelbach-Bahnhof, both boroughs of Dettelbach. The next bigger cities are Kitzingen and Würzburg. There was a small difference between the area expected from the official implementation's satellite view and what was found on site: The Bavarian Land Surveying Office's aerial image data (which Danatar checked because it has better resolution) is more recent than Google's data, but not as recent as reality; Peeron showed one building, bayernviewer.de showed two buildings, but reality had three of them (see image 1).
Only 0.25% of this graticule are nearer to Danatar's door in the neighboring Würzburg (49, 9) graticule, so he took his bike and set out for a quick tour before lunch. There was nothing special on his way to the hashpoint, it was not very warm (between 7 and 9°C according to the internet, unfortunately no thermometer at the hashpoint) and some raindrops fell. Once there, he found out that the farm next to the hashpoint had changed even more than had been visible from the satellite photos (see above), but access to the hashpoint was not restricted and so some pictures were taken. On his way back, the rain got a little more intense (which helped with cycling) and Danatar found a shortcut (shorter AND less hills), so he even reached the student cafeteria in time for lunch when he had been sure that he would be too late. Distance cycled: 14.4km + 14.1km = 28.5km.
Nobody seems to have visited this graticule before. You can see Danatar's bike in photo 3. And he still doesn't own a GPS.
|Danatar earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement|
| Danatar earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
 Revisit on 2009-05-30
On my way back from the hashpoint, I had to pass within 300 m of this hashpoint. I made a tiny detour to take this picture: