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General Discussion => Other Mapping things => Topic started by: PeterC on 1 January 2017, 15:30:50

Title: what3words
Post by: PeterC on 1 January 2017, 15:30:50
"what3words (http://what3words.com/) is a global grid of 57 trillion 3mx3m squares. Each square has a 3 word address that can be communicated quickly, easily and with no ambiguity. Our geocoder turns geographic coordinates into these 3 word addresses and vice-versa."

"Using words means non-technical people can accurately find any location and communicate it more quickly, more easily and with less ambiguity than any other system like street addresses, postcodes, latitude & longitude or mobile short-links."

There is a what3words plugin for QGIS (https://what3words.com/2016/03/qgis/).