Newark, New Jersey

From Geo Hashing
(Redirected from 40,-74)
Jump to: navigation, search
Scranton, PA Newburgh, NY Danbury, CT
Allentown, PA Newark New York City
Philadelphia, PA Atlantic City 39,-73

Today's location: peeron  Eupeodes google  osm  crox

NewarkRiverside.jpg

Contents

[edit] Our Graticule

The Newark graticule is at 40 N, -74 W. This graticule is among the most populous in the United States, with a population in the neighborhood of 7 million people. It includes almost the entire northern half of New Jersey, the most densely populated state (Census), as well as Staten Island, western sections of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan in New York, and a part of Pennsylvania northeast of Philadelphia. In addition, other than Raritan Bay, there are no large sections of water.

This page is maintained by I am the decider maintainer. Automatic updates are not desired.


Virgin-graticule.png
LangleyLGLF earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (40, -74) graticule, here, on 2008-06-16.
Mostactivegraticule.png
This graticule earned the Mostly Active Graticule achievement
for the month of May 2010 in the category coordinates reached by being the location of 3 successful expeditions.
Mostactivegraticule.png
This graticule earned the Mostly Active Graticule achievement
for the month of August 2010 in the category total expeditions by being the location of 4 expeditions.
Mostactivegraticule.png
This graticule earned the Mostly Active Graticule achievement
for the month of December 2013 in the category coordinates reached by being the location of 4 successful expeditions.
Mostactivegraticule.png
This graticule earned the Mostly Active Graticule achievement
for the month of December 2013 in the category total expeditions by being the location of 5 expeditions.


[edit] Quotable quotes

  • A rum keg tapped at both ends.
-- Benjamin Franklin
  • The Tollbooth State
-- George Carlin
  • Only the Strong Survive
-- Popular New Jersey T-shirt

[edit] Daily geohash

[edit] Twitter

Reachable geohashing locations will be discussed via Twitter: @jevanyn #geohashNJ

[edit] Suggested Meetup Locations

Interesting reachable locations will be posted the same day as they come up. The 80%-90% rate of private property discourages me from updating more often.

Geohashers can also receive daily emails with automated Google address lookup through activegeohasher.com.

Meetups are usually worked out between geohashers when an accessible location comes up. Get to know your neighbors :-)

The geohash for the date in the original comic (May 26, 2005) is challenging but reachable, in Mill Brook, Morris County. If you make an attempt, tell us about it here!

[edit] Cities in this Graticule

New Jersey New York Pennsylvania
Newark Staten Island Torresdale, Philadelphia*
Jersey City Lower Manhattan New Hope
New Brunswick Parts of Brooklyn Levittown
Trenton   Langhorne

 * - The area, in the northern reaches of Philadelphia, is partially within Newark, NJ graticule.

[edit] Active Geohashers

See also: inactive or retired geohashers

[edit] Attempted geohashes

Main page: Category:Meetup in 40 -74

[edit] 2013

  • February 12: The geohash was in the neighborhood of Jevanyn (talk)'s commute, but the best I could do was possible line-of-sight from the moving train.
  • March 29: A quickie geohash to Hillsborough, but again no pictures.
  • August 29: Expedition planning near a dinosaur park (no expedition though)
(Hey, the 29th is a popular date around here...)
  • December 11: The real adventure was getting home without a GPS.
  • December 26: I could only get within about a mile, on a private road in Rockaway.


Archived geohashing expeditions: 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012.

[edit] Links

peeron map

Small Hash Inquiry Tool

Bing Maps with Bird's Eye view, better idea of scale and finding paths through complicated terrain.

Zillow real estate valuation site, to find out if it's private property / a rough neighborhood / both.

NJ Transit for public transportation geohashes

And of course Wikipedia to find out which township/borough/county a geohash is in :-)

Google Maps does this automatically sometimes.

Wanted: a good bike-map website. NJ Bike Map.com is okay but doesn't include a lot of local bike trails.

Google Maps has a bike trail layer, too.