New York, New York
|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. 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
 Successful geohashes
 Unsuccessful geohashes
 Local Geohashers
- Captin Shmit
- Oleo will try to get to the coordinates, but doesn't have a car.
- Caroline hopes to geohash over the summer.
- Andrew hopes to geohash over the summer.
- Andrew L hopes to geohash over the summer.
- Joe will geohash when in town, but is at school for most of the summer.
- Marco will geohash on weekends and holidays, and probably during his vacation.
- HeadKase will be there if the MTA lets him.
- phil_s_stein Will try to be there, but can't swim - so maybe not.
- Ryelle is currently across the country, but will try to go between returning and going off to school.
- Rob G will be there when his gas tank permits it.
- Mike lives in Queens and might drive to some of these.
- Moare is going to Hofstra this fall and hopes to join in.
- Greg is in the city once or twice a year, and may try to join a Saturday meetup.
- Brandon technically is in the corner of Manhattan which falls in 40, -74, but will hash in the city when the point falls there.
- BlastOButter42 is also technically in Newark, New Jersey, but will go to New York locations if they're easier
- NCommander is here for at least the next two months. Has a car, but will attend Newark, New jersey locations if they are easier
- Drake(aka Warior916) Has lived within the bounds of this graticule his entire life and has oddly never been somewhat disappointed that there's so much water contained in it. Regardless will make every effort to attend geohashes on land and sea when able as he has access to a boat during the warmer weather(though this might have been the last boating season for that boat, hopefully not.)
- 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.
|Brandon earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement|
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, a script from ryelle to determine the nearest coast-point from a geohashed point.
- At least ~40% of this graticule's hashes should be on land. If people are disinclined to attempt hashes just because they're inconvenient or difficult to reach, I'd consider that more a failing of the people than the algorithm. --Eldin (talk) 20:04, 24 October 2013 (EDT)