What 3 words, eh? You are alone and need aid urgently. Luckily you have your mobile phone and ring Triple O (Australia). Now, using only three words, could you describe exactly where you are – within a couple of metres?
Read how injured Tasmanian hiker, Cornelia Gratzer, did just that: “Rescuers pinpoint injured walker”
///murky.founding.spoonfuls were the three words Cornelia gave rescuers. We’ll bet you’re thinking: “Oh come on – how could that possibly work?” Well, you see, Ambulance Tasmania is the first rescue service in Australia to use an incredible app called ‘What3Words’.
Overseas, there are tens of millions using ‘What3Words’ in 42 languages or dialects. So, to better understand how ‘What3Words’ works, please spend some time reviewing these instructions. If like us, you prefer to read from hard copy, there is a download button beside each page. Or you can print the 13 pages together after using the one download button at the end. The first page looks like this:
Quote: “Now you need only three words to find or share any exact location in the world. Use it to find an apartment entrance, station exit, picnic spot, or parking space. ‘What3Words’ is a really simple way to talk about locations.”
“We have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3-word address that will never change. For example /// filled.count.soap marks the exact entrance to ‘What3Words’ London headquarters. Three-word addresses are easier to say, remember, and share, and are as accurate as GPS coordinates. For example, 51.520847, -0.19552100 is exactly the same as /// filled.count.soap. Which would you rather be typing?”
Blog Editor Gordon Campbell’s comment:
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