[OSM-talk] sending location from a smart phone.

Rodrigo Rodríguez listas at mundonomada.info
Sun Aug 18 01:56:37 UTC 2019



On 17/8/19 19:22, John Whelan wrote:
> Apparently some Fire brigades ask people who are lost on moors etc to
> download What3words then tell them their location.
> 
> Isn't there a simpler way?  Perhaps to get a text message sent with the
> long and lat?

Geographic coordinates may be the logical way, not precisely the most
user-friendly, I think. For example, in an emergency response, it's easy
to tell a paramedic by radio three words than a series of numbers...

I was actually thinking if this kind of directions may be useful for
mapping to, or routing services with OSM, like places where there are no
street names or proper directions.

> ref
> https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-49319760
> 
> 
> Thanks John
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