I found out about geohashing from the XKCD blog talking about the Antarctica global hash. I've actually done a couple of Geocaches in the past, and I found out about those through my high school Latin IV teacher, who made it our final project to hide a series of Geocaches that somehow lead you through something Classics-related. But even though I've known about those since 2007, I never heard of geohashing until November 2012.
- I was born in 1990 in Moscow, in the Moscow graticule in Russia, and grew up right next door in Obninsk, but sadly, I doubt I will ever be doing any hashing there, so unless Russia's relationship with expatriates changes, I might never get the Origin geohash achievement.
- When I moved to America in 1999, I lived mostly in Santa Clara County, near San Francisco, which is apparently mostly water - sad to hear.
- I went to college at UC Davis, near Sac which is where I found out about geohashing!
- Lived in Chicago for the first half of 2013
- Now living in my dream town, Portland, hopefully forever!
People I dragged into Geohashing.
07. 2014-02-28 45 -122
- Thwarted: No public access.
06. 2014-02-23 45 -122
- Success #5
- Had four independent expeditions
05. 2014-02-22 45 -122
- Success #4
- Had four independent expeditions.
04. 2014-02-20 45 -122
03. 2013-06-10 45 -122
02. 2013-02-16 41 -87
- My first successful Geohash!
- My first Saturday Meetup!
- Dragged my friend along
- On a sidewalk.
01. 2012-11-16 38 -121
- Thwarted: Mother Nature.
- Did not have the equipment and clothes to slog through flooded farmland.
00. 2012-11-15 38 -121
- My first attempt to geohash never actually got off the ground.
- It was the second day that I had known about it, November 15th in Sacramento, and it turned out that on this day the hash fell on a really cool spot, in the Fremont Weir State Wildlife Area on something that looked easy to hike to.
- But alas, I didn't have the preparation skills, woke up too late in the morning, and had class almost all the way until sunset.
These would be the approximate (W30) coordinates for a couch potato globalhash for me:
(x * 180) - 90 = +45 | x * 180 = 135 | x = .75
(y * 360) - 180 = -122 | y * 360 = 58 | y = .161
If the W30 coordinates are close to these numbers, I should check the globalhash.