OpenStreetMap achievement

From Geohashing

use template:OpenStreetMap achievement to get

This user earned the OpenStreetMap achievement
by contributing to OpenStreetMap based on their expedition to the ({{{latitude}}}, {{{longitude}}}) geohash on [[{{{date}}} {{{latitude}}} {{{longitude}}}|{{{date}}}]].

This achievement may be claimed when you contribute one or more new geographical features worth adding to You can claim this achievement even if the expedition was unsuccessful, especially if the map features you add explain your failure (such as a natural=cliff that made you Mother Nature's Bitch).

See also the counterpart page on the OSM wiki: osmwiki:geohashing. There too is info on how to get some swag to keep, to put in any nearby geocaching boxes (don't litter at the hashpoint, instead geotrash according to the Leave No Trace principles), to attach to a hashcard, or to give locals as a gift or appeasement: osmwiki:OSM Promotional Material Programme#Individuals.


Like geotrashing, adding to OpenStreetMap is a publically-spirited thing to do...and perhaps more lasting.

Perhaps we can encourage OSM editors to take up geohashing. The two activities fit well together. Visit a random place and if it's interesting, put it on the map.


The feature(s) must be at least partially in sight of the hashpoint (this will likely be the case for large entities; an entire lake or airstrip need not be visible).

Describe the feature(s) you added and give a link to the OSM coordinates. If appropriate, include a screen shot of the OSM feature(s).

Since geohashers often generate tracklogs, it may make sense to upload them to OSM ( to help align imagery and add missing data (see And since OSMers often own a GPS for related reasons, they are largely set to start hashing (but if they don't they can still do template:no batteries geohash)!


lexicographically sorted by OSM username (at the time of map edit). All winners are mappers, but not all mappers are winners (proof must be provided by using the template on an expedition and/or user page).


lexicographically sorted by current wiki username (perhaps by date[s] achieved would be better, but straightening out deduplication came first).

Tracklog uploaders

Or as OSM calls them, 'traces'. Not by itself a win, but a nice thing to do that also makes it easy for you to win. OSM allows you to specify hashtags when uploading, making it easy to organise all your tracks under #hash / #hashing / #geohash / #geohashing or whatever you want. From "OSM has four settings of tracklog privacy: private, public, trackable, and identifiable. See the link for details, but it comes down to whether each entry in the log has a timestamp or not, and whether they are chained together in the sequence they were captured or otherwise."


While the OSM prize can be won even if a consolation prize has to be taken for the main hash, sometimes your plans fail to the extent that you are not able to survey anything new for OSM (or perhaps you made the hash, but at the price of swearing off mapping for life). In that case, take this 'you tried' gold star.