User:Eupeodes/Geohashing Map/v1

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This implementation IS FULLY 30W-compliant.
Eupeodes geohashing map.png

Why another one[edit]

None of the calculators really worked like I wanted, so I decided to write my own based on the google maps API V3 and geo.crox.

Supported platforms[edit]

  • Desktop: (all?) modern browsers support on any OS
  • iPad and iPhone: Works very well with multi touch. Update November 28, 2013: with a bookmark on the homescreen created since today the adresbar and toolbar are hidden, resulting a larger map on the screen.
  • Android: Works both in native browser and others

Not tested[edit]

  • Blackberry, Windows phone, others not listed above

If anyone tests the app on any system, feel free to report if it works, either here (if it works) or on the discussion page (with bug report). Of course you can also join #geohashing on


  • Uses geolocation to determine location, also possible to provide url parameters or store home in a cookie
    • When no location is provided the map will center on the Netherlands
  • Shows hash in home graticule + 8 surrounding graticules
  • Download 1 hash or all visible hashes as gpx
  • Select previous date, next date and today with buttons
  • When available not only the requested date but (optional) also a maximum of 6 days after that date is shown. Days are colored and the day of month is shown in the marker.
    • When more than one date is selected all show up in the gpx
  • Display distance from home to hash in kilometers and miles
  • Clear message when hashes not yet available
  • Link to:
    • the meetup on the wiki
    • google maps driving directions
    • Nearby geocaches
    • Geohashing posters
  • Display streetview
  • Display global hash
  • Get permanent link from current view
  • Give name of location based on
  • Short url's
  • Use a different center for the grid than home location (url parameters glat & glng define the centre of the grid)

Broken features[edit]

  • Send single hash to Garmin GPS device

Planned features[edit]

  • Expand to 5x5 hashes?

Want another feature? Feel free to ask on the discussion page. I don't promise I will do something with it, but I can take it into consideration. New features can also be discussed on #geohashing on



  • lat - latitude of the home position
  • lon or lng - longitude of the home position
  • date - initial date in YYYY-MM-DD format
  • type - maptype, this has the following options:
    • map - Roadmap
    • sat - Satellite
    • hyb - Hybrid roadmap/satellite (default)
    • ter - terrain
  • zoom - zoom level of the map
  • clat & clng - where to center the map
  • glat & glng - center graticule of the grid
  • multi - false to show only a single day


Short url's[edit]

There are also short url's available, the format of these url's is[/type][/date[/single][/home[/zoom[/center]]]
  • type is one the types as above
  • date is date in YYYY-MM-DD or YYYYMMDD format
  • single is indicator for multi, 's' to show single day, otherwise leave out
  • home is geohash of the home location or 'global' to display the global
  • zoom is zoom level of the map
  • center is geohash of center of the map


Below is the function that calculates the decimal part of the hash

class calc {
   public function doCalc($date, $dow){
       $md5 = md5($date."-".$dow);
       list($lat,$lng) = str_split($md5,16);
       return array($this->hex2dec($lat), $this->hex2dec($lng));

   private function hex2dec($var){
       $o = 0;
           $o += hexdec($var[$i])*pow(16,-$i-1);
       return $o;


$calc = new calc();
list($lat, $lng) = $calc->doCalc($date, $dow);
  • for $date the date of the hash should be filled in in the format yyyy-mm-dd
  • for $dow the dow that should be used should be filled in with a dot as decimal sign.