2012-03-26 41 -80

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Mon 26 Mar 2012 in 41,-80:
41.1278934, -80.0496628

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Near Grove City, Pennsylvania


  • Nsnyder 21:41, 26 March 2012 (EDT)


So, after I found out about the awesome Global Hash, I started looking into opportunities to do it where I am. Since I am in college without access to a car, and am a cross country runner, the obvious solution was to find one within running distance. I waited most of the month for this opportunity, especially excited since I am (was!) in a virgin graticule. When I saw the location, I plotted a route, which would take me along the road and following train tracks to 500 meters from the point. Then I planned to go through the woods and find the geohash in the nearby field.


Operation Virgin Geohash[edit]

I set out, with only my running shoes and trusty Droid Incredible as my GPS, to be the first to claim a geohash in the Youngstown, Ohio location. As I set out, I ran along the road, climbed onto the train tracks, and approached my goal. I looked on in determination as it became apparent that I must cross a swamp in order to reach the location. Google maps had obscured this fact by showing me the woods. Still, I pressed on. I climbed down the hill and sloshed through the swamp, careful not to drop my Droid Incredible as I went. Finally, I crossed the large swamp and then a smaller marsh and reached the field. From then, it was only a matter of finding the correct location in the field. Embedded is the proof. I realize that I forgot the date, but the metadata should speak for itself. On this March 26, I became the first to claim the Youngstown, Ohio graticule!

(The distance to location is 2.78 meters, well within the margin of error for the GPS)



Nathan Snyder earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (41, -80) geohash on 2012-03-26.
Nsnyder earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (41, -80) graticule, here, on 2012-03-26.
Nsnyder earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (41, -80) geohash on 2012-03-26 on foot.