What3words offers precise locations using word combinations
Instead of GPS coordinates, which can be difficult to remember, what3words software assigns a three-word combination to 3-meter by 3-meter squares around the world
By EMS1 Staff
LONDON — A United Kingdom-based company has created a new way for the world to think about location.
The website and software program what3words has divided the world into 3-meter by 3-meter squares and assigned each one a unique three-word address, which they claim provides a location as accurate as GPS coordinates, but in a much easier format.
For example, the entrance of the what3words headquarters in London can be found using this three-word formula: filled.count.soap.