What 3 Words


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There is an astonishing new way of giving a location on the earth that is as accurate as GPS to 5 decimal places, perhaps moreso, as it describes the earth in boxes 3x3 metres. Our house block has 70 such addresses. I tried changing the order of the words in one box and it took me to the middle of Russia.
I hope the Chinese are happy using English words! Wuhan is ///windows.magma.slicer
Have a look at what3words

It's actually unbelievable. Who thinks up these things (and spends the time allocating all those words)? There is plenty of background info at the website. And, of course, there is an app. :)


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It can be a bit tricky with someone speaking English as a second language attempting to pronounce some words to the emergency operator.
Just above the 3 words on the ‘emergency app’ (Australia), the latitude and longitude is also listed and often easier to articulate than some of the words :)

Any tool that assists locating someone is certainly a bonus.
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