Every 3m x 3m square on the planet …

I’ve re-discovered the scheme that identifies every 3m x 3m square location on the planet by 3 memorable words. So, for example, “blunt.going.transit” will identify a 3m x 3m location on the Pitt Street Mall in Sydney. The company “What 3 Words Ltd.” wants to offer “a global standard for communicating location”.

An example from their web site:


The challenge as I see it, though, is in getting individuals to become aware of their home address, for example, as just three words. Emergency services may be keen to see this simple scheme being used to be able to more quickly travel to locations where they’re required, but until people become aware the what3words exists it’s not going to move ahead quickly.

See their web site for more: what3words.com