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Sygic adopts what3words address system for fleets

March 19, 2018By

Sygic is partnering with innovative addressing system what3words. Sygic business solutions and consumer apps are used by more than 200 million drivers and 2,000 fleets worldwide including Amazon. Sygic is also the first GPS app to partner with Ford. The partnership will initially focus on Sygic’s business solutions for taxi, public transport, delivery and construction clients with the aim of... read more

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Djibouti adopts what3words addressing standard

February 17, 2017By
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Djibouti, a country located in the Horn of Africa with a population of about 850,000 citizens, adopted what3words as the addressing standard for its postal service. what3words is a global addressing system that provides a fixed address for every 3-by-3 meter square in the world. According to what3words, Djibouti is the fifth country in the world to accept its addresses.... read more

Third country adopts what3words as addressing system

January 21, 2017By

Caribbean Island Sint Maarten has become the third country in the world, and the first in the region, to adopt what3words for its national postal system. With a population of more than 40,000 people, Sint Maarten is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. As with many of the Caribbean islands, much of Sint Maarten has no official... read more

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What3words gets competition in Xaddress

December 1, 2016By
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We need reliable universal addressing for locations not adequately served by conventional street addresses. Yes, there's what3words. But xAddress offers some new wrinkles. read more

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What3words adopted by 6 national mapping agencies

November 28, 2016By

Six national mapping agencies have adopted what3words, a location reference system that uses three-word addresses. Used to input and share locations within national online geoportals, what3words is making it simpler for businesses, governments, and citizens to find, share and remember addresses, the company said. Based on a global grid of 57 trillion squares, what3words gives a unique three-word address to... read more

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what3words addresses Rio ahead of Summer Olympics

August 3, 2016By
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what3word’s three-word addressing system has been integrated into numerous mapping and navigation services ahead of the Summer Olympics, being held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Aug. 5-21. what3words is used in the RioGo app (which won the Rio Olympics Transport Challenge) and Navmii, an offline satnav app. what3words makes it easy to find and get to any location in the world, the company explains.... read more

Mongolia adopts what3words as national addressing system

June 1, 2016By
Vast stretches of uninhabited land characterize much of Mongolia. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Mongol Post, Mongolia’s national postal delivery service, has adopted the addressing platform what3words for postal deliveries to customers across the country. Mongolia covers an area nearly the size of the European Union, but has no consistent addressing system. what3words has developed a accurate address for every 3 x 3-meter square in the world, and Mongol Post is now making this address... read more

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Latest developments from what3words at Esri FedGIS

April 15, 2016By

Clare Jones of what3words describes the latest developments in the new global addressing system. She was interviewed by GeoIntelligence Insider columnist Art Kalinski for geospatial-solutions.com at the Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 24-25 in Washington, D.C. read more

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Esri adds what3words address system to ArcGIS Marketplace

March 7, 2016By
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what3words will be providing its three-word address and location reference system to ArcGIS Marketplace. ArcGIS Marketplace is a destination that enables ArcGIS users to search, discover, and get apps and content from qualified providers. what3words is an addressing and location reference system based on a global grid of 57 trillion squares of 3 x 3 meters. Each square has a unique... read more

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what3words: The geospatial advancement of the year?

December 3, 2015By
The location of the helo deck on the battleship Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, is identified as "chew.sketch.hardly".

Early this year, I wrote a short column about what3words, one of the exhibitors at the Esri Federal GIS Conference. Since then, I’ve run into a fair number of geospatial professionals who hadn’t heard about what3words. This month,  I’m doing a deeper dive on it because I believe it will become part of our daily lives in just a few short years. What is what3words?... read more