[OSM-talk] What3words

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 15:30:14 UTC 2016


On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 5:23 PM, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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"
>
> http://openlocationcode.com/
>
>
> https://maps.googleblog.com/2015/08/plus-codes-new-way-to-help-pinpoint.html
>
> https://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.


The mailing lists have talked about what3words before, too:

https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2015-November/075051.html
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