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Discover all of the key terms and their definitions used throughout the Gayther service. The key terms and definitions are displayed in alphabetical order and may contain links to external third-party websites

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Area Code
The area code from a telecommunications perspective is a numeric code that usually goes before a business or personal telephone number. The area code is used to divide and identify regions and districts within a country. Many telephone exchanges connect telecom networks, and area codes help in both the routing and directing of inbound and outbound telephone calls
where it is used
  • International Currencies
  • Country profile pages
  • Regional/state pages
Denomination / Division
Currency denominations or divisions is the term used to describe the lower units or decimals of a currency. For example, one hundred cents (¢) make one dollar ($), and one hundred pence (p) make one pound (£). Lower denominations and divisions are typically coins rather than notes and are usually made of non-precious metals (bronze, copper plate, nickel and alloys or a mixture of different metals)
where it is used
  • International Currencies
  • Country profile pages
  • Regional/state pages

DRIVING ON THE LEFT OR RIGHT

When driving overseas, it is important to establish whether a country drives on the left or right. From the direction and flow of traffic to any licence requirements, the Gayther driving information guide provides driving relating guides for every country around the world. Discover more about international driving with the Gayther Driving guide today
Geo Location
When we typically access the internet, we connect via a telecommunications company/provider (through our mobile device, broadband, Wi-Fi, etc.). Our provider will usually assign both a local and external IP (Internet Protocol) address upon connecting. The address is used to help identify both the network (telecommunications provider) and the physical location of the connection (typically the closest telephone exchange, satellite etc.).

The IP address and GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates, if using a smartphone device, are shared with websites and applications (if you provide approval). The information provided details your physical location, enabling the website or app to provide you with tailored services based on where you are located. An example is providing you with more information about businesses or services around you by proximity/distance.
where it is used
  • Search pages
QR Codes
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Quick Response Code or QR code is a type of two-dimensional barcode. Traditional barcodes will only contain a limited amount of information used by machines (such a product codes). QR codes can be used to share the same information as traditional barcodes, as well as phrases, website links, licence information, and so much more.

The recipient of the QR code only needs a QR reader, which is typically free to use and download and is available on both android and IOS devices. Also, the recipient needs a camera capable of capturing a reasonable image quality to scan the code and for the information contained within the QR code to be displayed. Most smartphone cameras will automatically detect the information within QR Codes without needing to download any additional software.
where it is used
  • Country profile pages
  • Region/State profile pages
  • QR Codes
  • Footer of every page

WHAT TIME IS IT IN…

With 24 time zones observed around the world, it can be 5 am in one country and 5 pm at the same time in another part of the world. The Gayther time zone guides provide four fun and interactive ways to find out any time zones and whether daylight savings time is observed for every country around the world. Discover all things time-related today
what3words

what3words is an innovative way of talking about and sharing location information. Every place on earth can be identified using longitude (the angle/position east to west) and latitude (the angle/position north to south). These measurements are numeric, and the more decimal places that are used, the more concise and accurate the location. what3words has created an innovative system. Instead of using numeric geo positions, they use a grid system where each area can be described and located by merely using three words.

The three words make it easy to share accurate location information. It also provides logistical and transportation technology opportunities to deliver to and locate an individual’s exact location accurately. To learn more about what3words, visit https://what3words.com/about-us

where it is used
  • Transport Pages
  • Directory Listings
  • Showcase

WORLDWIDE PLUG TYPES AND ELECTRICITY INFORMATION

Whenever planning a trip overseas, knowing what types of plugs are used and other electricity information is crucial for making sure you protect your equipment and devices as well as ensuring that you have the right adapters with you. The Gayther Worldwide electricity guides provide three interactive and fun ways to quickly and easily find electricity-related information

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