Talk:Manchester, United Kingdom

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Still active graticule?[edit]

Is the graticule still active? The page hasn't been edited in a while is all.

I'm still checking. I've got a couple of hashes that aren't on the list on this page, because it's rather clunky to edit on mobile. I'll look round and put the links in when I've got a bit more time. -- Angel 05:45, 20 December 2012 (EST)

Page formatting[edit]

I believe it could be better formatted :/ One I rather like the way they have formatted the page is Sheffield,_United_Kingdom It has sections for People and each of the major areas of the graticule, and a seperate section for the Logs of reached Geocaches. Whereas this really only has a basic log.TheGeorge 05:07, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Took it upon myself to re-format the page (by which I mean whole-heartedly stolen the format from the page I liked.) I'm pleased with it, but it still needs more detail added (see page source to see what I mean.) --The George 05:31, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

A collection of empty sections looks kind of messy; why not just add the towns that actually have people in? - Angel 16:30, 25 March 2012 (EDT)

Clever idea. Seems somebody has now done that. better than it was before by far.--The George 10:40, 13 April 2012 (EDT)

Map problems[edit]

The map tool on peeron puts this graticule at 53 -3, not 53 -2. What gives? --LE4d 18:05, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

The four corners of the graticule are 53,-3; 53,-2; 54,-3 and 54,-2. The geohashing convention is to refer to the graticule by the smallest absolute numbers (that is, ignore any minus signs, and take the smallest numbers), so Manchester is 53,-2. In this part of the world that's the southeast corner of the graticule. It also has the advantage that the geohash fraction is simply appended to the graticule coordinates, so any hash in this graticule will be at 53.xxxxx,-2.xxxxx. The peeron tool, on the other hand, is programmed to refer to a graticule by the southwest corner only. So it calls Manchester 53,-3. I guess both systems have their merits, but the easiest for humans is probably the way we do it already, as it requires no calculation to find the hash coordinates, merely concatenating an integer and a fraction. -- Benjw 19:29, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Thankyou for concise and speedy response :) I understand now :) LE4d 20:07, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
No problem, that's we're here for.  :-) And welcome to geohashing, by the way! -- Benjw 21:06, 2 May 2009 (UTC)


  • Are there any other active users besides myself in this graticule?...I find it hard to believe that with an approximate population of 10million and a few large universities within, that no-one else has noticed this concept. Come on! --MB 13:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Yes. 00:19, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Same. I'd love to actually get to a hash that other people get to as well, but my transport is limited at the moment, so I'm largely stuck in Stoke. Tommy 14:37, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
      • I'm a newbie hasher without my own car but I'm adventurous and up for my very first! Come on guys let's go! GeoDom 21:41, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
        • I'm about to head home for the holidays, so I'm out for a bit. I'll keep an eye on the wiki though. Tommy 16:18, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Dead graticule is dead. :(
        • Come on people! Nothing since last day of June? July's gonna pass without a single reached hash! GeoDom 17:13, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Anyone still active in this graticule? --Styles 17:14, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Graticule Name[edit]

  • Should this graticule not be named Merseyside? From Liverpool myself, just waiting for the right one to travel to. Also should we decide on some sort of sign to spot other geohashers if it lands in built up area? eg a frisbee --T
    • Well, the graticule covers 85% of Greater Manchester but Liverpool is cut down the middle by the -2 longitude line. Its hard to determine a name that covers every area, e.g. preston definitely wouldn't be covered by Merseyside, but neither is it covered by Manchester. North West seems like a compromise, but that label covers too much area AND doesn't fit with the naming of the other Graticules in the UK or elsewhere. --MB 09:58, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
      • Granada region would be perfect if it wasn't an obscure name. By the way it contains most of Liverpool only a very small sliver isn't covered, the areas of Sefton & Wirral are largly missing though so Merseyside is a stretch. Perhaps Greater Manchester & Liverpool region? --T
    • It's tough to come up with any sensible name that encompasses the entire region, but then this applies to any graticule. Merseyside would make sense for those of you from the Mersey area, but then for those of us as far south as Stoke or as far north as Bowland, it would mean nothing. The reason it's been initially called the Manchester graticule, as far as I understand it, is because the standard naming format for areas such as this seems to be to name the graticule after the largest or most prominent built-up area within the graticule, and the largest such area for us is Manchester. While it might not be the most appropriate name (especially for those of you from Liverpool, for instance), it's probably the best we're going to get for what is, in all practical terms, an arbitrary area of land and sea. Tommy 14:37, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Markers for other Geohashers[edit]

  • My strategy would be go around asking anyone in the area "Do the letters XKCD mean anything to you?" while wearing an XKCD T-Shirt to make it obvious from a distance. --MB 09:58, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Firstly nice cleanup. Yeah anything XKCD-like should be an easy spot. --T