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Disclaimer: When any coordinates generated by the Geohashing algorithm fall within a dangerous area, are inaccessible, or would require illegal trespass, DO NOT attempt to reach them. Please research each potential location before attempting to access it. You are expected to use proper judgment in all cases and are solely responsible for your own actions. See more guidelines.

Unless you can accurately predict the stock market down to the penny, you can't figure out what the coordinates will be ahead of time. You can first calculate a weekday’s coordinates at about 9:30am ET, and on Friday you can calculate the coordinates for each day that weekend.

When visiting geohash locations, please respect the area you are visiting. Absolutely do not litter or otherwise disturb the natural integrity of the area. However, if possible, creating some kind of a marker out of nearby materials (i.e. cairn of stones, blair-witch-style ‘stick figures’, etc.) is encouraged.

[edit] Really Cool Expeditions

Sometimes to know how seriously cool a geohashing expedition was, a picture is insufficient. You may need a thousand words. Please contribute links to the Hall of Amazingness of “you have got to see this!” way cool expeditions that we might otherwise not hear about.

[edit] Achievements

Sometimes you need to go above and beyond (or, perhaps, beneath and short of) the call of the GPS receiver to get to your hash. The Achievements page lists recognized wins (and fails) of geohashing and corresponding awards.

[edit] Implementations

A full list of reference and practical implementations can be found on the Implementations page.

[edit] Known Issues

Several known issues are presented at Known Issues. There is an ongoing discussion on these and other issues at Talk:Main Page.