Any idea what this is?

Here’s a resampled photo of a page from a website:

Dashpoints tried since 2001

Each of those V and A is a visit or attempt to visit a “dashpoint” (a completely random longitude and latitude) since the geodashing game began over 10 years ago. A handful of people have actually gone to each of those locations – that’s a lot of driving.

And here’s my neck of the woods:

All-time dashpoints in northcentral US

Five people (Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Omaha, and Denver) are responsible for most of those spots. Given there are less roads in this part of the country the points are bit more concentrated than in the northeast.

If you think all this craziness has just been in the U.S., take a look at this part of the world (for extra credit, where is this?)

Mystery location

So this particular piece of craziness is world-wide, although only one dashpoint ever reached in China (by guess who?)

Join the fun, geodashing.



About dmill96

old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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3 Responses to Any idea what this is?

  1. “What is Australia & Tasmania?” The audience cheers when Alex Trebek says, “That’s correct for two thousand dollars!” Just a little early morning “Jeopardy” humor going on here…GREAT POST, my friend!

  2. dmill96 says:

    Ding-ding, quite correct. There is a couple there, who go by the team name, GeoTerriers, that between them have more score points than any other person so they’ covered most of that part of Australia. Only southern California has a greater concentration of visited dashpoints.

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