If you’re reading this, chances are you’re well acquainted with Google Maps.
For many, Google Maps – with its wealth of way-finding features – will rank highly among their most prized apps. But what if you want to be able to describe a very precise location to someone, without having to rely on ZIP codes, postcodes, GPS coordinates, pub names or anything else that may be difficult to verbalize or remember? It’s not really a problem I’d considered fully until I encountered What3words.
Tapping the Google Maps API, What3words serves up a Web, Android and iOS app, each letting you search for and identify locations based around, well, three words. It’s touted as a new universal address system, designed to make it easier, and more accurate, to describe exact locations anywhere on Earth.
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