[HOT] How to locate places without addresses? Open location code

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sat May 2 21:52:05 UTC 2015


what3words is nice but is commercial.  I was hoping for some sort of open
data prem code postcode idea.  UK prem code is the house number so a prem
code followed by the postcode is a unique address.  Example 10pr82az is 10
weld road southport pr8 2az.

Cheerio John

On 2 May 2015 at 17:42, Mark Iliffe <mark at markiliffe.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi Claire,
>
> Have you had a look at "what3words": http://what3words.com? It's three
> words and is multi lingual, quite a lot more usable than genetic codes.
>
> In Tanzania my team and I have been looking at using them (through pilots)
> for locating/identifying water points and will scale them across a few
> regions over the next year.
>
> Happy to chat more if you would like.
>
> Best,
>
> Mark
>
> On 2 May 2015, at 21:45, Claire Halleux <claire.halleux at hotosm.org> wrote:
>
> Ever heard of this?
> A G*solution for locating places accurately where addresses are not
> obvious:
>
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.be/2015/04/open-location-code-addresses-for.html
>
> Still, it doesn't seem to me more intuitive than coordinate systems.
> Ex: I am currently in 87C4VXW3+HG8.
> There are ways to shorten it, but I doubt that those would be applicable
> in places that would actually need this kind of tool.
>
> However, would you have any experience on this or other ways to share
> regarding using non standard geographic coordinates system for locating
> places?
>
> Claire
>
> Claire Halleux
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