In cobblestone hell

Tried to bike a shorter version of the laktatrunde today, but ended up in cobblestone hell. Let’s see if the geotagging works.

Schönefeld airport.

Schönefeld airport.

Not good but ok.

Rotberg.

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Kiekebusch.

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Miersdorfer See. It was surrounded by a high fence – to stop children from falling in, or because it’s some kind of private lake? I peeked the camera through the steel net.

Zeuthen: Café Dreißig.

Zeuthen: Café Dreißig.

Eichwalde: Seestraße/Friedenstraße.

Eichwalde: Seestraße/Friedenstraße.

Eichwalde: Paved Grünauer Str ends in cobblestoned Bahnhofstraße (though pavements were ok here at least).

Eichwalde: Paved Grünauer Str ends in cobblestoned Bahnhofstraße (though pavements were ok here at least).

Seriously, it was like a maze! And I got cold cause I couldn’t bike fast through it. Though it helped when I realized the Openstreetmap I use in my Garmin actually shows which roads are cobblestone ones.

Note: This post entirely made on my phone, browsastyle.

Edit 1: I realize there are some errors with the automatic geotagging of photos. Some of them display at the correct places on the map, some in the place of another photo, and some not at all. I don’t mind, it adds to the grassroots feeling of Openstreetmap that things don’t work perfectly!

Edit 2: When digging deeper into this, I realized that it was the photos that were incorrectly geotagged! I suspect this is because the GPS in my phone didn’t have time to adjust; I noted recently that the location (GPS) icon blinks for some time before showing steadily on the display when taking a photo. I guess one has to wait for that.

I’ve now retagged the photos through a wonderful little exif editor named pyExifToolGUI, and voilà, they now display correctly on the map! (Since the photos had a time stamp, I could see in Strava Flyby exactly where I was when the photo was taken.)

Only problem remaining is that the faulty tags are still there – it’s the marker which has a lot of shadow behind it since several photos with the same geotag are (still) stacked in one place. It’s only the lake photo that belongs there.

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