User:lizwiz

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[edit] About

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New to Geohashing!

Already have several people in mind to drag along through the unexplored basque graticules!

I will mostly be using bike and/or public transport.


[edit] Achievements

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LizWiz earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (43, -2) graticule, here, on 2012-03-12.
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LizWiz earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (43, -2) geohash on 2012-03-12.
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LizWiz earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (43, -2) geohash on 2012-03-12.
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LizWiz earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (43, -2) geohash on 2012-03-12 using public transit.
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This user earned the Globetrotter achievement
by visiting hashpoints on 2 continents.
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LizWiz earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (43, -3) graticule, here, on 2014-01-18.




[edit] My first Geohash

2012-03-12_43_-2 I'd been consumed by the concept of geohashing for the past week, checking nearby hashpoints daily in spite of not yet having a gps, and planning many conquests in a yet unhashed area. So when the hashpoint turned out to be less than 20km from my workplace, I didn't want to miss the opportunity. I used public transport (train) to get to the hash-town Usurbil, and then rode my bicycle.

In spite of not having a GPS, GoogleMaps allowed me to accurately determine when I was at a distance of about 60m SSE from the hashpoint thanks to some power-lines crossing the path. When I arrived to the point on the path where the powerlines were directly overhead, I ventured off the path into the forest on foot (in a NNW-ish direction, as estimated by powerlines&path) to get as close as possible to the actual hashpoint. There were poky brambles.

Using Juja's very nice userpage (which seems to have been shamelessly copy-pasted from relet's...) as my model.