Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Jul 30, 2015
As good as mapping apps are for getting us from point A to point B, they become a lot less useful when a physical address isn’t available.
For example, you can get to the park for a big festival, but once you’re there, using the mapping app to connect with your friends is pretty useless.
If you’re a hiker, trying to coordinate with others in the middle of nowhere can be a challenge, unless you know how to use longitude and latitude.
A company called What3Words is attempting to solve these location problems by converting geographic coordinates into 3 word addresses.
The What3Words app is a global grid of 57 million 3 by 3 meter squares with a unique 3 word address assigned to each square.
So instead of confusing numbers, directions or relying on visual landmarks, you can tell your friends to meet you at crush.green.hilltop.
It’s actually a pretty simple, but brilliant location addressing solution.
Learn all about it and download the free app at http://what3words.com.