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Newburgh Danbury, Connecticut Hartford, Connecticut
Newark, New Jersey New York Brookhaven
Atlantic City, New Jersey 39,-73 39,-72

Today's location: not yet announced

The New York City graticule is at latitude 40, longitude -73. It includes most of New York City (minus Staten Island, the west tip of Brooklyn, the West Village & Chelsea and downtown Manhattan) and a whole hell of a lot of Long Island. That means about 10 million potential geohashers in this graticule. Sigh, if only our graticule were not mostly sea water... On the bright side, non-preppies can now visit the Greenwich, CT islands in this graticule via Metro North and ferry.


Today's Location: [New York, NY]

There is a facebook group for New York, NY geohashers. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19859510038

Contents

[edit] Successful geohashes

2009-02-26 - Brandon took the subway to this graticule's first geohash. About time!

2009-04-03 - Captin Shmit walked a half hour to this geohash.

2009-06-05 - Jevanyn got a second chance at this graticule, this time on the Palisades Parkway.

2012-03-18 - Sempaispellcheck took the LIRR to Smithtown, then walked 2.2 miles to reach this geohash on the North Shore of Long Island, his first geohash ever.

2012-05-26 - Sempaispellcheck took the train to this hash.

2013-03-18 - Sempaispellcheck reached this one too.

2013-05-18 - Million zillion dragged-along his sister and her fiance to this hashpoint in Brookville while visiting relatives in Roslyn.

2013-11-14 - Elipongo rode his bicycle eight miles to this hash.

2013-12-07 & 2013-12-08 - Elipongo rode the New York City Subway to get to both locations in the Bronx within the space of an hour!

2014-09-27 - Danatar went to the Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens.

[edit] Unsuccessful geohashes

2008-12-01 - Sentodude attempted to reach the hash, but there was no public access.

2009-05-07 - User:JuneO visits the nearest land point to a water geohash.

2009-06-04 - Jevanyn hiked along the tracks to almost reach this geohash in Haworth.


[edit] Local Geohashers

  • Greg is in the city once or twice a year, and may try to join a Saturday meetup.
  • Sempaispellcheck does not have a car and is very busy, but will try to geohash whenever possible.
  • Elipongo can bicycle, walk, take transit, or even his ambulance at work to geohashes; except for on Saturdays because of Shabbos.

[edit] Inactive Geohashers


[edit] Achievements

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Brandon earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (40, -73) graticule, here, on 2009-02-26.

[edit] Issues

This seems to be one instance where the incredibly cool XKCD geohashing scheme fails. Many New Yorkers located in the city do not have cars due to the availability of public transportation and the lack of space to park said car. Because of this, people are disinclined to take the train out to Long Island.

  • This could be solved by congregating at or near the closest train (LIRR, MTA, Metro North) station when hashes occur in generally unreachable locations.
  • Another possible solution would be to use a Half-graticule algorithm to increase the chances of land-based geohashes.
  • A solution for geohashpoints in the ocean could be CoastSeeker (dead link), a script from ryelle to determine the nearest coast-point from a geohashed point.