2011-12-19 42 -88

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Mon 19 Dec 2011 in 42,-88:
42.9655473, -88.1117935

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The middle of Delphine Dr. in New Berlin, WI




When I checked my iPhone app this morning, the data seemed to come up slow but valid. When I checked peeron and one or two of the other calculators, there was no valid data for the day. I've been playing with these numbers manually recently, so what the heck! I grabbed the opening value from Yahoo! and played with my worksheet program to get the values. Since it's close to Christmas, I decided to check the list twice.

I spent some time during lunch on Google Maps to find a route from work to home that would pass through the coordinates without having to stop or cross my own GPS trail.

If this works out, I'll finally earn the Tron achievement for sure! ...and then I read that I have to return to the same spot! *sigh*

RocketMac 15:18, 19 December 2011 (EST)


Not much to it, really. I left work and started my GPS tracklog. From there, I just drove the route I had already picked out and navigated evening rush hour traffic.

Pulling into the area, I pulled over to take the photo and verify location. Since it was dark, I took a picture of the hashpoint in my headlights. (is that a song?)

From there, I went home. Easy peasy!

Note: as of this writing, the coordinate calculators are still offline. Based on my own checks, I think Yahoo! changed their HTML which is throwing off the parsers.

RocketMac 23:18, 19 December 2011 (EST)

Trust But Verify[edit]

This morning the dot appears on the map, but the coordinates still show wrong. Discussion on the page verified my numbers, but the auto-generated math is still wrong. Luckily, Active Geohasher agrees with me.

RocketMac 12:51, 20 December 2011 (EST)


My log is available in GPX and KMZ formats



RocketMac earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -88) geohash on 2011-12-19.
RocketMac has visited an Easy Geohash
by reaching the (42, -88) geohash on 2011-12-19 without really trying.
RocketMac earned the Teacher's Pet Award
by showing his work to calculate the (42, -88) geohash on 2011-12-19.