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what3words

The simplest way to talk about location

Just three-words to share your location

Making people aware of where you are and what you have to offer is vital for any business. If you are reliant on a physical presence to sell your products or services, such as a store, garage or office, helping your customers find you quickly can be challenging. Time spent explaining your location or customers trying to find you; all run the risk of your location not being found and customers ultimately giving up. Finding a quick and efficient way to communicate your location accurately is crucial…. introducing what3words
  About what3words
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Founded in 2013, what3words is an innovative way of communicating accurate location information quickly and efficiently. The concept and approach were born out of necessity and based on the experiences of one of their founders, Chris Sheldrick. Chris spent years arranging events only to find that communicating the location of a venue was a mammoth task. Physical addresses are not always practical as street names are often used again and again in the various cities and town as well as similar-sounding street names, all resulting in the room for error becoming high. Sharing geo-coordinates was also a challenge, often resulting in having to communicate large complex numbers to the attendees. These experiences laid the foundations of what has become what3words.

The way it works

To create a solution to the problem of communicating an address, what3words created 3-meter squares for every place on earth, assigning a three-word address to each square. These three unique words will never change, and with what3words now being available in 45 languages, the unique words attributed in each language are unique and benefit from not being literal translations. By using the what3words IOS or Android smartphone apps or via the website, the user can enter the three-word address to get an exact pinpoint location and then navigate to the precise location.
An exact location anywhere around the world only using just three words
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  How to use what3words
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There are three ways to access and use what3words: –

  1. Apple iPhone – you can download the free IOS app from the Apple App store
  2. Android – you can download the free android app from the Google Play store
  3. Website – you can visit the what3words website at https://what3words.com

Finding your location/address

  • Using the app on an IOS or Android smartphone, the moment you open the app, you will be shown your current physical location using the GPS of your phone. If you want to locate a different address, all you need to do is enter a new address in the search bar (the tool will begin autocompleting the rest of the address), or you can enter the geo-coordinates (if known). Once the three-words address is shown, you can save, share or navigate to the address using various apps such as Compass, Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze
  • Using the what3words website, upon opening https://what3words.com, the tool will try to approximate your location based on your current IP address. To get an accurate three-word address either enter your physical address or the geo-coordinates, if known
  • You can use the what3words app at home or abroad. If you are travelling and do not have access to your data plan, you can still use your phone’s GPS coordinates to find where you are and to navigate to your desired location using the compass feature
You are now able to share and use what3words addresses
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  what3words on Gayther
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When designing and developing Gayther, we wanted to provide visitors with interactive resources and services but at the same time also wanted to integrate and utilise the latest technologies that enhanced the experiences of both our customers and visitors. We at Gayther are firm believers in the what3words concept and approach and have used the unique three-word addresses in numerous places:

All six directories

All listings on Gayther feature a what3words address in three separate locations. When creating a listing on Gayther you will be required to enter your what3words address, once entered, your three-word address is automatically added in the following locations: –

  • Map Bubble – when searching for a business, service or event using the map, you can quickly find a what3words address by clicking on a specific listing. By clicking the address, you will automatically be taken to the what3words app or website
  • Overview – all listings include a what3words address found at the end of the description. The three-word address is a hyperlink and takes you directly to the what3words app or website to view the exact location
  • Contact – with each map listing you will find the what3words address, similar to the Overview, by selecting the address you are directly taken to the app or website to view the exact location

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  Interactive Example

To help illustrate how accurate what3words can be, we have created a floor plan of the US White House and placed actual coordinates and descriptions of each of the rooms

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