Talk:2008-12-06 40 -74

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Does 2008-07-23 -35 149 set a precedent for Speed Racer geohashes where the hashpoint is close to the side of the road, not necessarily on the road/shoulder? On the other hand, I have no pictures to prove I took that particular highway.... -- Jevanyn

In order to achieve a speed racer, you would have to reach the hash point. Just like every other hash, it has to be within a reasonable GPS accuracy to count as reached. What you understand as "Reasonable" depends of course on you - most people accept an accuracy of ~10m for their hashes, or a little more if there is no obstacle in the way. For example, if you know the hash is somewhere near the corner of a meadow, and don't have a GPS, it'll be close enough to reach that corner. If you know it's on the other side of a fence, that's a fail. If you *know* that it's not on the road, you can't earn a speed racer. Only if you can argue (with yourself) that it's quite possible that the coordinates are on the road (i.e. your GPS points to the sidewalk, but that 10m inaccuracy leaves a good chance that in fact the coordinates are not) you should attempt the speed racer.
I'm not sure about the 2008-07-23 -35 149 expedition you mention. The satellite image shows the hash to be clearly off the road, on the maps it is much closer. So either one must be wrong. The report does not mention how close they have been to the hash. Joanna might know it better :) -- relet 20:09, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
See also Talk:2008-07-23_-35_149 -- relet

In order to claim the Speed Racer Achievement, you should also provide proof by trying to make a photo of the tachometer, or recording a tracklog, or similar. -- relet 20:24, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

I didn't even see the message in "there.jpg" saying they were within 10m. That makes more sense now. I didn't think the rules weren't different for a Speed Racer Achievement, that's why I asked.