Progress towards Regional Geohash for British Columbia
I don't really intend to do this. I just want to show how ridiculous it is. I think that's 168 graticules, but I may have miscounted. Many have only tiny slivers of islands in them. See the regional districts page for subdivisions of this map.
Even though you can't see it, each square is linked to its graticule page by name. This is taking a long time because few of the graticules are active, named or even widely inhabited. I am working carefully to give each the best name I can, and updating the All Graticules list accordingly. If there is a town or city that gets mail delivery, the graticule is named after that. If there are more than one, it is named after the more prominent. If they are close to equal size, it is named after a more central one. I tried to avoid naming the graticule after a mere geographical feature such as a lake, island or mountain, but sometimes there is no named community. (In many cases the community is named after a geographical feature, in which case the graticule is named after the community). In a few cases the only named community is a numbered Indian Reserve and I have used their Atlas of Canada names, which I believe are updated to what the people call themselves. I haven't changed the names of any of the already-named graticules, with the exception of Terrace, which for some odd reason was called Terrace and District.
My names are biased towards towns with airports, because I have been using aviation charts in addition to Atlas of Canada data.
I have disregarded some of my above rules altogether when a graticule almost completely encloses a large park, and named it after the park, instead, as some US graticules have done.
- Coordinates verified for [Kerouard Islands].
- Coordinates verified for the [Cape St. James] lighthouse.
- I used [Canada Post] official names of communities. For example I chose Dawsons Landing over Namu and Rivers Inlet, because Dawsons Landing is the only one with a postal code.
Graticules where I have successfully geohashed in the British Columbia portion are dark green. Light green indicates an unsuccessful expedition in that graticule. Pink indicates that I have visited or passed through the British Columbia portion of that graticule, but not for the purpose of geohashing.
The pink is still in progress. I have to look up some records of where I have been and how I got there.