Talk:Cubicle geohash achievement

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All the math here assumes a 25,000 sq. ft workplace. Anyone have a good drawing?--Ahecht 14:33, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Request for clarification: Workplace for a grad student means... actual building, entire campus, or what?

Shouldn't socially engineering yourself a job at the location on the same day count for something? :P

  • Definitely! Falls under the same sort of skill set as manipulating the stock market to get the precise point you so desire - full marks for creativity.  :)
    • If you're a private contractor, and you can finagle yourself a job at the site of that day's location, you should definitely get it. --Jevanyn 15:17, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Closest so far?

The 12 June 2008 location for Newark, New Jersey is three miles south of my office, on US 206. I think that this is the closest anyone has gotten for this achievement to date. Do I get an honorable mention? Can we put it to a vote? --Jevanyn 15:17, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

That beats out the 4.5 miles (as the crow flies) that the San Jose, California location of 1 June 2008 was from my workplace. Though really, I'd just sort of assumed that with a multi-mile radius taken from any sundry urban location, you'd have such a wide tract that someone would surely work somewhere within it. I kind of like the "1km / 20 minutes walk" upper bound on the Honorable Mention sections myself. Though I don't see the harm in appending a "Closest To Honorability" entry until we have some "real" winners or what have you.  :) --Youhas 19:46, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

My office has wings, so I have opportunity to maneuver it over geohashes. That would be cheating, though. I intend to take this achievement if the hash falls within the boundaries of an airport that I land at during the day. Robyn 04:09, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Today might be your lucky day :-D. -- Jevanyn 13:48, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Today's location is 308m from my desk. I guess that makes me closest? -- Moose Hole 15:33, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

I think I've got ya'll beat, I'm not sure if accidental presence counts, but I worked in this building on the day of the hash. Distance estimate is 150 feet from hash to cube. I probably parked within 20 feet of the hash. Smartaleq 21:00, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey everyone! Smartaleq's record is impressive, but it looks as if Sermoa is about to get the first actual win on this one! Or at least the closest honorable mention yet :) See 2009-08-30 51 -1 for the expedition page. --macronencer 11:54, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Sermoa will beat everyone so far and get an honorable mention as the hash is in the carpark approximately 5-10 metres from where she actually sits. It's not exactly above the office though. ;-) --mapaholic 10:35, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Fair enough - although it looks on the map as if the hash point is right up against the wall of her building. Given the inaccuracy of some Google maps images, I think it will be wise to wander around a lot and take averages. There are not many trees about so I should be able to get a good fix. I'll do an extensive GPS dance and see what transpires - you never know! --macronencer 11:28, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, until someone disputes with it, i have claimed the cubicle geohash to within 6 metres! --sermoa 06:47, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

For students

Question: What about for students? At our school? --

  • IMO, if you have a homeroom (i.e., a morning gathering room, not necessarily where a lesson is delivered), it has to be in your homeroom. If not, it can be in any classroom you occupy that day. Honorable mention if it's on your school grounds / campus? -- Jevanyn 18:51, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Within Three Miles!

The main article asks for reports of work locations within three miles of a geohash. I'm about 1.5 miles from today's coordinates for the West London graticule -- as are a lot of other people, probably, as it's just east of Regent's Park. My desk is at +51.514666, -0.133015. Drplokta 16:02, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Yesterday's hash for the Oslo graticule was about 1.8 km walking distance from my departement's university building, tells me google. That's almost honorable, isn't it?
--Lyx 16:27, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

I guess you all (and Virgletati) qualify for the Honourable Honourable Mention. (Almost Honourable Mention sounds good, too). -- Relet 18:54, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

The hash for the Albuquerque graticule was about 2.5 miles from my office directly, 2.9 miles via Google maps driving directions. It did fall within Kirtland AFB, so at least I received the Restricted_Area_Geohash achievement.
--Bishop_Wash 04:28, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

The hash for the Newark graticule was 2.3 miles from my main base directly, about 2.9-3.0 miles walking because of Rt-10. I did drive right past the site, but it's frowned upon (read my butt would get fired) to stop with a patient on board or take pictures with a patient on board..... --Techdarko 17:50, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

2009-06-08 48 10 I so hope nothing will keep me from checking out this geohash. It may actually be a very easy one since it qualifies for an almost honorable mention of the Cubicle geohash achievement because my cubicle/lab is just over 2 km SE of the location. Also, Augsburg deserves more attention from geohashers, and it will be my first geohash in another graticule than my home graticule of München. --Zb 18:58, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

2009-08-24 31 35 is less than three miles from my workplace and less than 2.5 miles from my house. And yet if I tried to reach it I'd probably be kidnapped and shot. Yerushalmi 12:41, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

2010-02-21 49 -2 is about 1.5miles from my place of work today. I'll be there later! --d7415 04:29, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

2010-03-01 40 -89 is 1.1 km from my cubicle, as the crow flies (driving distance was just about twice that). I made it! --dvdllr 02:04, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Five miles away

[1] shows the point about five miles south-east of my work place for the summer, the Blue Note Caribou mine (it's the whiteish blotch above the dark looking lake on hybrid mode). Pretty close...

Working in multiple locations

Although I am based at a central Cambridge office, my job also involves me working at a number of satellite offices, and also going to people's houses in the various villages within about 25km of Cambridge. I therefore have a few questions about the Cubicle Geohash:

  1. If, as has happened, a geohash pops up in a particular village, and I know I have been to an office in that village for work before (and might also have to go there at some future point), do I count the Cubicle Geohash from that location, or would I have to count it from the location(s) where I happen to be working the particular day of the geohash?
  2. If the former (i.e. I count it from anywhere I have previously worked), is the achievement also retrospective? That is, if I go to a geohash somewhere, and a few days later find myself visiting the same spot for work, does that 'upgrade' my Cubicle Geohash?
  3. If the latter (i.e. I count it from where I'm working that day), what happens if it's a Sunday or it's my day off?

-- Benjw 16:11, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Can you be at more than one office at a time? -- relet 16:22, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
Is this a trick question? Physically, no.  :-) But I might have to go to more than one office during one day, and also make a few house calls on top of that. -- Benjw 16:29, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
You have to be working from that location on the day of the geohash, but you are allowed to arrange to work from there after the geohash is announced. If you just go there, but not for work, you get credit for a regular geohash. "Upgrading" of achievements is never supported, unless you do it before midnight on the day of the geohash. The geohash has coordinates in space and time. Both need to coincide with your workplace. -Robyn 16:55, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
Ok, that sounds fair enough. What about at weekends or other days I'm not working, though? Should I just 'revert' to my main office, the one in Cambridge? -- Benjw 17:03, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
I would say yes, revert to your normal place of work. If you left tools at another location on Friday, intending to return there on Monday, that would also count. And of course you have to GO THERE on the date. And on that subject, I was thinking about someone who works at a restricted location, to which they are not allowed access outside or working hours. It seems an unnecessary cruelty to deny them the cubicle geohash if it falls on a day they are not scheduled to work. I guess that's another use of the honourable mention. And a new consolation prize. -Robyn 17:12, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

I think i'm going to win!

It's in the car park of my office tomorrow, almost unbelievably! Party at Barton Farm, Winchester tomorrow at 4pm!! See 2009-08-30 51 -1 for more details! --sermoa 18:57, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Okay, so i have claimed it as a win, especially as i have photographic evidence of me working with the hash point in sight, taken by my boss 4 months prior to the geohash. The date and photo can be verified on an external site. Anyone feel free to disagree with me, but i am asserting that i am the reigning champion, at least until someone gets one landing directly on top of their cubicle! --sermoa 09:47, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Rules clarification

There seems to be a significant amount of ambiguity in the rules and their interpretation. I'd like to propose the following clarifications be added:

  • For the workplace to count it needs to be a place you physically attended for the purpose of work on the day of the geohash (day off - too bad), with standard GPS photo proof or equivalent
  • If you have multiple workplaces on the day, any can count
  • If your workplace is mobile (line marking vehicle, ship at sea, etc) it can still count
  • Travel between workplaces doesn't count.
  • For the (almost) honorable mentions you also must physically get to the actual hashpoint, or at least make a real attempt, with standard GPS photo proof or equivalent
  • For the (almost) honorable mentions the distance limits are strictly kilometers (km), not miles

Comments? votes? Alh 06:40, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

support all of the above - especially on the last two. :) -- relet 08:43, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Changes added to page Alh 15:18, 5 August 2010 (UTC)