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Finland : Etelä-Suomen lääni

4.0 km (2.5 miles) ESE of Kataloinen, Etelä-Suomen lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 144 m (472 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 61°S 155°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The farm to the north #3: 360-degree panorama #4: The Lahti ski jump hill: Plastic on the left for summer jumping, a 50m swimming pool on the right! #5: GPS #6: Parking close to the lawn plot

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  61°N 25°E (visit #6)  

#1: The closest farm buildings, seen from the point

(visited by Terje Mathisen)

19-Jun-2010 -- After the successful visit to 61°N 26°E it was just a quick trip along pretty good roads to get to this confluence.

On the way I passed within a few hundred meters of the biggest ski jump hill in Finland, in Lahti. This is hallowed ground, just like Holmenkollen in my hometown of Oslo, Norway!

The point is located exactly on the border between two fields, nearby another field where the only produce is ready-made lawn turf.

I parked near the corner of the turf plot, then walked about 150 m along field edges to get to the area of the point where I had to jump over a small ditch to get all the zeroes.

With EGNOS corrections I quickly got 3m estimated accuracy, but I didn't have time to wait for 2m which I would almost certainly have gotten after a while under such good satellite visibility.

Since it was still early in the day, I drove on to attempt 61°N 24°E, my last point before I needed to drive to the orienteering relay event.


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#1: The closest farm buildings, seen from the point
#2: The farm to the north
#3: 360-degree panorama
#4: The Lahti ski jump hill: Plastic on the left for summer jumping, a 50m swimming pool on the right!
#5: GPS
#6: Parking close to the lawn plot
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