[OSM-talk] What3words

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 15:51:38 UTC 2016


2016-07-11 12:30 GMT-03:00 Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com>:
> 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

Your link is the first post on *this* thread.

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Nicolás



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