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.

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