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Tookey
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Postby Tookey » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:12 am

Just thought I would share this as it is new to me but suspect it will be massive in the very near future in identifying locations (uk emergency services have started using it with the 999 operator asking you to download the app and give them your 3 word location if you are lost). Basically the app designers have divided the entire planet into 3m2 grids, where you are parked up (local pub etc etc) will have a specific 3 word identification for that 3 square meter grid eg plant.cat.tea ....I guess it relies on a phone signal but still useful. Apologies but I don't know how to do links yet

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Re: what3words

Postby Mark Hadley » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:23 pm

I looked into it. It us being used and certainly seems to work in the UK. I have done reservations though. This is a single product with good pr. There is no open standard for these codes and they don't work across languages.

Worth knowing that android automatically sends your location when you call an emergency services number. Worldwide

Also text messaging can send your location, if you have the permission on.

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Re: what3words

Postby crinklystarfish » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:23 am

Good info, Mark.


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