Jan 21 2013 Geohash


Today is a snow day for Lydia and we are going to attempt today’s geohash (link to the geohash wiki for it).  What is a geohash?  See this page to find out more.  I’m sure we’ll take pictures on our way and while we are there.  I’ll update this post when we get back.

I’ve already made a flickr set here.

Ok, so we left Redhill around 3pm.  We made it to the geohash a bit before 4.  Everyone else in the car fell asleep so there aren’t any pictures from the actual journey.  Nor is there any proof.  Although, I took pictures that should me marked with the date/time as well as the lat/long markers.  Here they are:


  Looking North  
Looking West   Looking East
west   east
  Looking South  

What is Geohashing?

Geohashing is something invented by Alan Munroe of xkcd fame.  He published the comic below–although I don’t know when–with an algorithm on locating a place in a certain section of latitude/longitude.  You take some input (in this case, the date and dow jones opening) and mash it together to get a decimal set of coordinates.  If you don’t want to do the work, here is a map online that will do it for you.


Finished/Attempted geohashes

Jan 21, 2013