A beginner's guide

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[edit] This is a one page summary

Here are some more comprehensive instructions.

[edit] Find a hashpoint

Use your smartphone: There are geohashing apps for the iPhone and Android devices. These are ideal for locating the daily hashpoint positions.

Use the Internet: A good method is to visit a Coordinate Calculator website and click on the map. For slightly more experienced geohashers, there is much more detail here and here.

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[edit] Visit the hashpoint

Go whenever you like but beware: each day at midnight the hashpoint moves to its new position. Like Cinderella, make sure you meet this deadline. If you arrive at 4pm on Saturday, you are more likely to meet another geohasher. In most parts of the world, this is the official meetup time.

If you're using a smartphone to locate the hashpoint, you can use it to log your arrival on the wiki. This is useful because it will create a correctly named wiki page. For this to work, you will need a wiki account and you'll need to tell the phone app your wiki log-in details.

[edit] Share your experience

Before making your first pages, create an account for yourself on this wiki.

Visit the Coordinate Calculator, find the point you visited and click the Meetup link (bottom left). To add your expedition details, you'll need to edit this page. If the page already exists, you can add to it. Otherwise you should copy the block below and paste it into your new page.

{{subst:Expedition
  |lat = 55
  |lon = -17
  |date = 2012-07-22
}}

Change the numbers to match your own latitude, longitude and date. Save the page. Go back into edit mode and fill in the blanks.

Geohashers like to read each others expedition reports. Most are interesting and some are great fun. Read these Geohashing quotes.

Have a look at this example 2012-07-22 55 -17 for a bare-bones completed report.

[edit] Add the expedition to your own user page

This is an example of what you type.

* [[2012-08-16 52 1]] On the west bank of the river Bure, Upton near Acle, Norfolk, UK.
  • 2012-08-16 52 1 On the west bank of the river Bure, Upton near Acle, Norfolk, UK.

Change the date, latitude, longitude and text to match your expedition.

[edit] Add the expedition to the correct graticule page

Re-visit the Coordinate Calculator, find the point you visited and click the graticule link to the right of the Meetup link (bottom left). You will need to edit this page.

Add your expedition copying the style of the entries of the other page users. Here is an example you can copy if you are the first to add to the page.

* [[2012-08-16 52 1|2012-08-16]]: [[User:Sourcerer|Sourcerer]] visited the west etc.
  • 2012-08-16 Sourcerer visited the west bank bank of the river Bure, Upton near Acle, Norfolk, UK.

Change the date, latitude, longitude, date, user and text to match you and your expedition.

[edit] Learn more

Look at other user's pages and expedition reports. Also look at the graticule pages to see how people record their expeditions. Click edit and borrow examples of their code for your own re-use and finally click back to quit editing without saving.

If you have got this far, you have also learned how to edit sites like Wikipedia. Useful!

For more advanced techniques, there are many more help pages here.

[edit] Example code for an expedition report

{{meetup graticule 
  | lat=55
  | lon=-17
  | date=2012-07-22
}}

== Location ==

Somewhere in the north Atlantic.

== Participants ==

[[User:Sourcerer|Sourcerer]]

== Plans ==

Here are my plans.

== Expedition ==

This is only an example.

== Tracklog ==

Most people delete this section. It's useful for some.

== Photos == 

<gallery perrow="5">
Image:2011-06-26 52 0 Sourcerer 18.jpg | This is an example of good evidence
</gallery>

== Achievements ==
{{#vardefine:ribbonwidth|800px}}

{{water geohash
  | latitude = 55
  | longitude = -17
  | date = 2012-07-22
  | name = Sourcerer
  | image = 2011-12-19 43 32 Sourcerer 6 Hash Kitty.jpg
  | vehicle = fantasy
}}

[[Category:Expeditions]]
[[Category:Expeditions with photos]]
[[Category:Coordinates not reached]]
[[Category:Not reached - Mother Nature]]