Talk:Atlanta, Georgia 2009

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[edit] Geohashing in 2009

December: starting out as a slow month, I think Portland may snipe us! --LuxMundi 14:47, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Ahhh.... Never --NWoodruff 15:46, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
You were right! Should never have doubted!!!--LuxMundi 17:57, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
Snipe? Smite? We might have done the latter for a while in the month, but we often get split across graticules... Jiml 03:29, 1 February 2010 (UTC)


It looks like the Most Active Graticule for January is within reach. Let's go for it. Also, we need to get meeting each other and have Atlanta's first official Saturday meetup. Let's hope the coordinates for 2009-01-31 are good. Woodveil 20:11, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

I saw Thomcat's announcement that Atlanta is possibly going to be the Most Active Graticule this month, so I had a look at your graticule page to see how you are doing. I must say that it is a little difficult to read. Could somebody from this graticule (I prefer not to mess with somebody else's graticule pages too much) clean it up so that for each of the given dates/entries it is at least possible to see if an expedition actually took place and whether it was successful? And link to the expedition pages, because some of them exist but aren't linked to. - Danatar 21:02, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
I'll get on that, try to set up something like Seattle's got. Woodveil 03:16, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Congratulations for February. I hope that was worth waiting for the official pronouncement!

[edit] Visiting other grats

Atlanta's coordinates fall between 33 and 34, and -83 and -84. It doesn't divide neatly. Shall we plug all four locations and meet wherever's closest to actual Atlanta?

I'd say no. The vast majority of Atlanta falls in the 33,-84 grid. But then again, I'm an hour south of ATL. ^_^
I'd also say no as this might unfairly rob those other graticules of their geohashing populations... if you aren't part of the Atlanta graticule you can chose to come to the atlanta graticule, go to whatever graticule is closest to you, or make a new geohashing algorithm that is hashed and centered around cities such as Atlanta - I prefer you do the third choice so I don't have to. Though if you'd like to work on it together and make a new site based around it, perhaps we could meet up some Saturday!
Maybe use common sense, and go to the nearest set of co-ords to one's residence. For instance, I'm in Marietta, so anything at the top of my grid is out of reach, but perfectly within reach by hopping into the main grid that atlanta is in, and vice versa.
I'm not in the graticule but I'd strongly discourage a graticule this hashable from using an alternate algorithm. It could cause me to miss meeting you. Alternate algorithms are for people on remote islands, or in hostile political environments like Israels. -Robyn 02:01, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] May 12 Meetup

How was this? Did someone end up going?

[edit] May 23 Meetup

What great luck, to get a place right off I-85, and with what looks like a parking lot, no less! I've been looking at the satellite and I think we're meeting at a gym; my husband thinks it's a middle school. What do you think it is?

I was thinking it might be a YMCA so i checked.. and I think this is it I won't be going today though...

sunsnail - Are we meeting in that open dirt field, or are we meeting off the road? There is a meeting everyday. If you are going Friday you are meeting in the parking lot. If you are going Saturday you are meeting in the open field.

[edit] June 20 Meetup

I might try to get there. The only problem that I see is that it is a pond on someone's back yard. When I living in Ylorida the retention pond we lived on was fair game to walk around. But these back yards are much closer to the pond. Also they are probably country club people so they might be a bit uppity about people walking in their backyard. But you could probably wade to the spot in the pond and get a Water Geohash achievement. Does anyone else plan on going? I probably will if it is just more than me (1 body is easy to get rid of, 2 is much more difficult).

[edit] July?

I haven't been by recently, are there still meetings going on?

Yep, every day. --NWoodruff 15:43, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Alternate Algorithm Proposal

I am new around here, so forgive me for sounding pushy... MARTA reaches over 10% of our graticule, which SHOULD mean that I (a bike+MARTA bound person) can make it to a hash every couple of weeks. In the past 30 days there have been *ZERO* hashes within MARTA coverage, thanks to bad random numbers, and only three if we consider MARTA+GRTA+CCT+GCT. My proposal actually applies to hashing in general, but I would love to get it started in Atlanta. The idea, specifically, is to split the grat(s) into quadrants and wrap all the hash locations into each quadrant. This will make for four times as many locations. Naysayers may respond "but that will cut attendance by 75%!", which I say is hogwash. Something like 90% of our hashes have zero attendance. Cutting those by 75% doesn't hurt at all. On the flip side, there would be MORE points near the city, which I think would increase attendance greatly. The only actual loss would be the very rare occasion where someone from the city is currently travelling out to a hash in the south/west quadrants, which according to the data on our wiki page is almost never. I am going to start proposing alternate locations on Zigdon's Map when the quadrant system produces a point that I can reach. Your opinions are welcome and appreciated. Sparr 19:05, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

First example, considering only the most city-centric result, today's hash would be moved .5 degrees north, to a point inside Greenwood Cemetery, just southwest of downtown. Sparr 19:20, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
I know I'm responding to something old by someone who isn't there anymore, but whaa? WHY would one of the most accessible graticules in the world need an alternate algorithm. If Vancouverites can hike up mountains and kayak for hours into the sea, I think Atlanteans can walk a couple of hours past the end of the MARTA line. If the hash is on an actual road and in your graticule and you have a bicycle, you can go there without transit. Israel is currently getting by without an alternate algorithm. So can Atlanta. -Robyn 15:50, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your input Robyn. I hope one day to meet you at a hash point. Please ignore the past blogging about an alternate algorithm. Team Woodveil and I enjoy traveling out to the Geohash points. --NWoodruff 12:49, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
I didn't say it's not possible to make it. I said that more people would make it. I work second shift, my lunch break comes in the 6pm-8pm timeframe. I have exactly 1 hour to get from downtown to a hash and back. I have friends who work day shifts, and thus COULD devote 3+ hours to achieving a hash, but they are not THAT dedicated. Sparr 20:37, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Hey Sparr! Good to hear from you again. --NWoodruff 14:42, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Picture

Awesome photo! -- Jevanyn

The picture was taken during a rare tornado moving through downtown Atlanta March of 2008 -- NWoodruff


[edit] Globalhash

The January 12th Globalhash is on an Augusta, Georgia access road or joint driveway. This is EXTREMELY reachable. We need to find a local hasher! --Bill^2 15:59, 11 January 2010 (UTC)