Talk:Chicago, Illinois

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Another visit[edit]

This Friday-Sunday the 26-28th of August. I could get a point or two, schedule permitting... -- OtherJack (talk) 08:17, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Christmas 2015[edit]

I'm back again from now through Tuesday (2015-12-29)! Looking for hashpoints as usual, especially since I'm in something of a drought... -- OtherJack (talk) 01:25, 24 December 2015 (EST)

With a boat (or maybe an ice breaker), you could go global! --Thomcat (talk) 10:34, 28 December 2015 (EST)
Indeed, though it would be a long drive through nasty weather to get up there (or a very long voyage.) Still pretty cool that the global point is in Lake Michigan though! I missed 2015-12-25 42 -87 due to family stuff, though I'm glad someone got it... -- OtherJack (talk) 16:50, 28 December 2015 (EST)


I doubt any of you will actually be able to take advantage of this information, but the geohashing point for today is actually inside O'Hare. I can only imagine how many people will walk right by it and never even know... -Haberdasher (talk) 15:25, 27 October 2015 (EDT)

Yeah that's crazy, looks like it was on a taxiway leading into one of the main runways. Just a bit off to the right though, at the edge of the pavement, so I don't think any airline passengers would have glided by quite close enough to get the hash? Maybe airport workers though? -- OtherJack (talk) 08:39, 28 October 2015 (EDT)


Hey, I'm back again this week (until Thursday 2015-05-28 or Friday 2015-05-29.) Will be checking the coordinates every day - is anyone else around? -- OtherJack (talk) 11:52, 25 May 2015 (EDT)

If Tuesday or Thursday are easily accessable I may consider a drive up from Springfield Mystrsyko (talk) 01:41, 26 May 2015 (EDT)
Today's (Aurora point) is out west of Aurora near a farm driveway. I don't usually drive that far for them, but let me know if you're coming up... -- OtherJack (talk) 10:08, 26 May 2015 (EDT)
Today's (Thursday) Chicago point looks to be inside a publicly accessible(?) building. If you're up for it I wouldn't mind making the drive. Mystrsyko (talk) 11:09, 28 May 2015 (EDT)
Yeah I'll actually be on the South Side anyway this afternoon! It's in a decent neighborhood too. About when would you arrive? Ideal time for me would be about 4 or 5 pm but might (might) be able to swing as early as 3:30 or as late as 5:30. -- OtherJack (talk) 11:11, 28 May 2015 (EDT)
Excellent! Myself and DolphinTreasure will try to get there between 4 and 4:30 - Mystrsyko (talk) 11:33, 28 May 2015 (EDT)
OK great. I'll email you my cell phone number -- OtherJack (talk) 11:34, 28 May 2015 (EDT)


The hash algorithm appears to have smiled on me. Morning visit to Chicago hashpoint in order. --Thomcat (talk) 09:45, 20 November 2014 (EST)


The Saturday (2014-07-12) hashpoint looks fairly doable to me. Is anybody else interested? -Haberdasher (talk) 11:18, 11 July 2014 (EDT)

Whoa, it actually appears to be inside that car dealership - that's cool, hopefully it's a part you can wander into, like a showroom or something. I could probably do it if we aim for early enough - how's 12 noon? In any case it should be no later than 1 or so, I am going to a wedding back in Evanston at 4 (which is why I'll be in town) and don't want to chance being late of course. I'm also kind of interested in checking out the Santa Fe Prairie Nature Preserve which you can see SE of the intersection of I-55 and Lagrange Rd... -- OtherJack (talk) 14:00, 11 July 2014 (EDT)
Noon should work. -Haberdasher (talk) 19:01, 11 July 2014 (EDT)
OK cool let's say noon! I'll make a quick expedition page shortly... where do you want to meet, in front of the dealership or around back closer to the point? Also I'll email you my cell # for easier coordination, feel free to text or email me yours... -- OtherJack (talk) 23:07, 11 July 2014 (EDT)
Wait never mind you don't have the email feature turned on, so you should email me your number, we'll do it the other way. (If you want to.) -- OtherJack (talk) 23:09, 11 July 2014 (EDT)
Let's meet in front. E-mailed you. -Haberdasher (talk) 00:04, 12 July 2014 (EDT)
Sounds good. I didn't get an email though, wonder if the system's being funny. You could try again or we could just figure we'll meet, I mean, noon in front of the dealership seems like it'll be hard to lose each other... -- OtherJack (talk) 01:12, 12 July 2014 (EDT)

Heading out now, see you in a bit... -- OtherJack (talk) 11:48, 12 July 2014 (EDT)

On my way now. Should be there in time or before. -Haberdasher (talk) 12:23, 12 July 2014 (EDT]
Here. Orange Subaru. -Haberdasher (talk) 12:53, 12 July 2014 (EDT)


The 2014-07-05 meet-up looks fairly accessible to me. I'll more than likely be going. Is anybody else interested in heading over there? It's just a strip mall parking lot, but hey, it's something. -Haberdasher (talk) 22:48, 3 July 2014 (EDT)

Cool, good luck! I'll be back in Chicago briefly for a wedding next weekend (2014-07-11 to 2014-07-14) so will be on the lookout for points then. Did not get any last time unfortunately... -- OtherJack (talk) 23:01, 3 July 2014 (EDT)
I think I can give this a try. I have to be at work at 4pm though, so won't be there any later than 2. Mystrsyko (talk) 23:42, 3 July 2014 (EDT)
That shouldn't be a problem. I'll figure out what time before that works best and get back to you. -Haberdasher (talk) 12:46, 4 July 2014 (EDT)
Gonna shoot to get there at 1ish. -Haberdasher (talk) 01:12, 5 July 2014 (EDT)
Here. Waiting. -Haberdasher (talk) 14:13, 5 July 2014 (EDT)

Back again for a bit[edit]

I'll be around from 2014-05-26 through 2014-05-28 and then again from 2014-06-02 to 2014-06-09. Will be on the lookout for hashes and/or meetups! -- OtherJack (talk) 00:48, 14 May 2014 (EDT)

Visitor for Christmas 2013[edit]

  • I just arrived today and will be around until January 2nd... let's go for a Chicagoland meetup! I'm staying in Evanston (which is actually in 42 -87) so points in either 41 or 42, -87 or -88 are potentially good... I will have access to a car which also makes it easier. -- OtherJack (talk) 18:17, 18 December 2013 (EST)
Nice! I can't count on you to visit today's point at SouthHill Mall then - I know there is no way *I* am going to brave the crowds for that :) --Thomcat (talk) 19:03, 18 December 2013 (EST)
Also, just realized the Christmas Eve point would have been really interesting, inside a mini-mall in Logan Square near where the Blue Line L goes underground. But I was far away in 42,-83 that day. Am back now though... -- OtherJack (talk) 15:02, 26 December 2013 (EST)
Looked at this weekend's hashpoints. Sunday's in the Aurora graticule looks possible, but I still probably can't make it due to time constraints. Today's in this graticule, however, looks both possible and interesting, in the Northerly Island park near the Adler Planetarium. I might do it if nobody else does, and probably will if a meet-up can be arranged. Any takers? -Haberdasher (talk) 12:03, 27 December 2013 (EST)
Yeah I was about to say the same thing! Today's looks awesome... should we say 4pm? Earlier is ok too, as well as slightly later. The Sunday one you mention also works for me, though it's farther... -- OtherJack (talk) 12:07, 27 December 2013 (EST)
Working on figuring out do-ability and times, will get back to you in a bit. If you don't hear from me, assume I'm not coming- but go check out the hashpoint anyway, it looks neat! -Haberdasher (talk) 12:45, 27 December 2013 (EST)
OK, I think I'm leaving now to bike down there. Probably be there 2 or 2:30 pm. I'll make a quick expedition page. You should still feel free to suggest an alternate time though, since I have internet access on me... -- OtherJack (talk) 13:34, 27 December 2013 (EST)
If I come, it'll probably be around 4, or a bit later. -Haberdasher (talk) 14:00, 27 December 2013 (EST)
Apparently I'm going after all. -Haberdasher (talk) 14:45, 27 December 2013 (EST)

2013-12-14 Meet[edit]

  • Today's hashpoint is just off the Lakefront Trail in Uptown, within walking (or snowshoeing) distance of home. I will be at the point at 4pm. Would edit the planning page for today's date, but the Wiki isn't loading. nesbiteg (talk) 13:54, 14 December 2013 (EST)

2012-11-17 Meet[edit]

  • Saturday (tomorrow's) point is on a residential street corner in Summit, west of Midway Airport. I'm in town for the next week or so, and planning to be there at 4pm. See the page (2012-11-17 41 -87) for planning/details... -- OtherJack 17:11, 16 November 2012 (EST)

Graticule Discussion[edit]

  • Why not just run the algorithm for the four useful boxes and choose the point closest to the city center? It seems like it would have roughly the same effect, but wouldn't require special-casing the algorithm. 00:56, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I would rather use the shifted graticule. Has their been a ruling? Shifting may cause confusion, but it's better than visiting Gary,IN. -- 05:05, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Something to consider about shifting graticules around is that people visiting may not go to the wiki page to find out your strange algorithm. I just look up the coordinates on the site and figure out how to get there. So if you had a different way and I only checked that site, I would miss you, and then I would be sad. Robyn 19:56, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
  • I wish there were a way to incorporate a shifted graticule into the site. That way no one would miss out. I, for one, wouldn't know how to manually implement (that is, find points from within) a new algorithm or a shifted graticule. But if we were to establish automatic point generation, shouldn't visitor protocol just be to check the wiki first? Typewriter 20:19, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

2008-05-31 Meet[edit]

  • I've got a small group (car full) of people who are planning to do the meet this week. Which graticule should we be using? Has there been a ruling on the shifted graticule/multi-graticule thing?
  • I have a couple folks who would also like to do the 2008-05-31 meetup, but not if it's 1h45 drive each way! The shifted graticule or the multi-graticule would be great, but what is the process for getting those approved?
  • I'm going to be in Chicago this upcoming weekend. I'd like to make it to a meetup if possible. Are you guys using the Gylbert Algorithm? - Histumness 13:38, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

2010-01-02 Meet[edit]

I'm trying to round people up for this Saturday. Y'all watching this page? Typewriter 20:10, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Visitor for Christmas 2010[edit]

Hey all. I will be in the graticule (down in NW Indiana), visiting my parents over Christmas. I have the potential of being able to go geohashing on Friday the 24, or Sunday through Tuesday the 26-28th. I hope to be able to get to at least one hashpoint, but it all depends on location, and whether I have time to make it there. Luckily most farmer's don't care so much about people walking through their fields this time of year, so it should be possible to make it to a rural one. --aperfectring 16:59, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately I'll be leaving for those days, heading back to Ohio to see some fam. Enjoy your trip! --Typewriter 11:48, 21 December 2010 (CST)

Yes - the Portland folks are busy hashing "other people's" graticules!  :-) Jiml 20:50, 21 December 2010 (UTC)