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Questions tagged [what3words]

what3words is a unique combination of just 3 words that identifies a 3mx3m square, anywhere on the planet.

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Using What3Words without tight-coupling to “computer tech”?

This question is a result of seeing a headline about Mercedes Benz adding What2Words to its in-dash navigation system. I think I understand what What3Words is about but I can't help but feel I'm ...
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Using What3Words addresses for 911 addressing in US?

In the US 911 districts spend a lot of money creating rural addresses for their emergency dispatch systems. Over the past few years I've worked with several districts implementing tools that assign ...
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How does what3words build a grid of squares on the surface of the Earth?

What3words built a grid of squares of 3m2 on the earth. Does anyone know what is the algorithm ? I started with this method: the range of longitude is [-180, 180] and the range of latitude is [-90,90]...
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Python Geocoder w3w

I am trying to use w3w API with this python geocoder correctly. http://geocoder.readthedocs.io/index.html It works fine when I use it with google and bing maps import geocoder g=geocoder.google('...
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ArcGIS Geocoding: Error trying to process this table

I'm using the new what3words geocoding service for ArcGIS Desktop (10.0 SP 5) and keep getting the following error message: "there was an error trying to process this table" Checked through the ...
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Does QGIS have any plugin to work with WhatThreeWords?

Does QGIS have any plugin to work with the WhatThreeWords mapping project? If not now, are there any plugins in process?
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What is the name of the 3 word address system?

I remember this system(website) from a couple of years ago, but I don't remember the name. But the general idea is that you could identify any location on the earth with 3 words. IIRC, there was no ...