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what3words Uses 3 Words as Coordinates to Identify Location

March 5, 2015  - By
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg2Wv1niNPg

what3words explains its coordinates system based on words while at the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. what3words splits Earth’s surface into 57 trillion 3-meter by 3-meter squares, and gives each square a unique combination of three words — replicated in eight languages — that identifies the area.

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