[OSM-talk] What3words

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 15:23:46 UTC 2016

On a slightly more serious note:

There are other solutions to the issue of lack of addresses in large
parts of the world.

Google has put forth a solution that tries to address most of the w3w
issues. It is open source, works off line, non-propriety, usable for
printed maps among other issues they try and solve, called Open
Location Codes aka "Plus Codes"




It is still a work in progress for them but they are seriously seeking
feedback from the OSM and humanitarian communities. I have no opinion
on it because it is a bit beyond my full understanding at the moment,
but as I said, thoughtful feedback on it would help I think.


On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 4:37 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> Il giorno 11 lug 2016, alle ore 16:29, Steve Doerr <doerr.stephen at gmail.com> ha scritto:
>> Just came across this story: http://qz.com/705273/mongolia-is-changing-all-its-addresses-to-three-word-phrases/
> maybe you're also interested in this Twitter account: https://mobile.twitter.com/what3rudewords
> cheers,
> Martin
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