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This page was created so that a standardised format could be chosen and described for the creation of geohashing groups on Facebook. Its secondary purpose is to collect a list of geohashing-related groups already on Facebook.

"Standardised format" mainly refers to the name and type of the group. Please feel free to add arguments for and against each possible format under its appropriate heading.

Contents

[edit] Possible name formats

The name of the Facebook group should include the word "Geohash" or a variation of it (e.g.: "Geohashing", "Geohashers") as well as the location around which the geohashing is taking place (as per the Active Graticules Guidlines). Because there are some towns/cities with the same name, but in different countries, [Town/City] would work best if you use what Facebook gives you when you start typing in their "City/Town:" box.

For example:

"Toronto, ON" refers to Toronto, ON, Canada

while

"Toronto, Australia" refers to Toronto, New South Wales, Australia

[edit] Geohashing - [Town/City]

[edit] Geohash - [Town/City]

This one is the most common format for groups at the moment. It would mean fewer groups would have to change to conform to the standardisation.

  • Facebook don't allow groups to change names once they are created. They say, "Sorry, but once the group is created the name can't be changed. No one wants to wake up one morning and notice that their 'Chuck Norris Rules' group has been changed to the 'Tony Danza Fan Club.'" [1]

[edit] [Town/City] Geohashers

[edit] Geohashers - [Town/City]

[edit] Possible group types

Facebook allow a group's type to be changed after other people have joined it, so it isn't as important as the name format.

[edit] Common Interest - Travel

[edit] Common Interest - Activities

[edit] Geography - Regions

[edit] Geography - Places

[edit] List of Facebook Groups

Geohashing
Type: Common Interest - Activities

[edit] US

ak geohashing
Type: Sports & Recreation - Outdoor Sports

Geohashing - Baltimore, MD
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohash - Boston
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohashing - Charlottesville, VA
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohash - Columbus, OH
Type: Geography - Regions

Geohashing - Dallas, Texas
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohash - Danville, VA
Type: Common Interest - Travel

Geohash - Denver
Type: Geography - Regions

XKCD Geohashing: St. Louis
Type: Internet & Technology - Cyberculture

Geohash - Detroit
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohash - Gainesville, FL
Type: Common Interest - Travel

IVSLO Geohashers
Type: Sports & Recreation - Outdoor Sports

Geohash - Los Angeles
Type: Sports & Recreation - Extreme Sports

Geohashing - Madison, WI
Type: Geography - Regions

Geohashing - Memphis,TN
Type: Common Interests - Activities

New York City xkcd Meetup Via Geohashing
Type: Common Interest - Beliefs & Causes

Geohashing - Ohio
Type: Common Interests - Activities

Oklahoma City Geohashers
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohashing - Outer Banks, NC
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohash - Palm Beach, FL
Type: Common Interest - Travel

Geohash - Philadelphia, PA
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohash - Quad Cities, USA
Type: Community

Geohashing - Rochester, NY, USA
Type: Common Interest - Travel

Geohash - San Francisco
Type: Just for Fun - Totally Random

Geohashing - Seattle, WA, USA
Type: Sports & Recreation - Outdoor Sports

Springfield, MA Geohashers
Type: Geography - Regions

XKCD Geohash - Yuma, Arizona
Type: Common Interest - Activities

[edit] Canada

Geohash - Toronto
Type: Geography - Regions

Geohash - Ottawa
Type: Geography - Regions

Geohash - Montreal
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohash - Victoria, BC
Type: Common Interest - Travel

Geohash - Edmonton
Type: Geography - Regions

Geohash - Saskatoon, SK
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohash - Greater Vancouver
Type: Geography - Regions

[edit] UK

Geohash - Bristol
Type: Geography - Regions

Geohash, Birmingham East
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohashing - London West
Type: Common Interest - Travel

Geohashing - Manchester
Type: Common Interest - Travel

Geo Hashing, Norfolk, Norwich, UK
Type: Common Interest - Travel

[edit] Europe

Geohashing - Copenhagen
Type: Sports & Recreation - Extreme Sports

Geohashing - StudiVz (Germany, Austria, Swiss)
Type: Geography - Regions

Geohashing - Berlin
Type: Common Interest - Activities

Geohash Finland
Type: Geography - Regions

Geohashing - Milano, Italy
Type: Sport (this is a Page, not a Group)

[edit] Australia

Geohashing - 35,149 (Canberra)
Type: Common Interests - Activities

Geohashing - Hobart
Type: Common Interests - Activities

Geohashing - Sydney
Type: Just for Fun - Inside Jokes

Geohash - Perth
Type: Geography - Regions

Geohash - Townsville, Australia
Type: Common Interests - Activities