British Museum addresses UK archaeological finds with 3 wordsFinders keepers, losers weepers. For the past thousand years, if you happened to stumble across the worldly possessions of someone long since departed you could just keep them. In 1996 this changed under the UK’s Treasure Act. Before you got to cash your cache of Roman coins you needed to take them the local coroner along with where you found them. But to date communicating the precise location of finds has been problematic Sutton Hoo was found in the middle of a field a kilometre from the n...
FME now supports 3 word addressesLONDON, UK, September 15, 2015 - what3words today announced that FME, the leading spatial data transformation technology created by Safe Software, now supports the innovative location referencing system what3words. We are pleased to collaborate with what3words, providing a way for people to integrate this new solution into their existing data, and giving FME users a new option for identifying location information. (Don Murray, President of Safe Software) FME is the "go-to" software for anyon...
what3words to be Honoured as Tech Awards Laureate 2015The Tech Awards has announced their 10 international laureates for 2015 including innovative addressing company what3words. The signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley recognises innovators from around the world that apply technology to benefit humanity. Many of our award winners are addressing some important issues around the world ( Janette Ciborowski, The Tech Awards) Each laureate is awarded $50,000 and join the prestigious list of 277 others who have been h...
what3words shortlisted for 4 Meffies at the mobile ecosystem awards10 September 2015: Global mobile trade body, Mobile Ecosystem Forum, has revealed the finalists for the 12th annual Meffys – the international awards for recognising commercial success and rewarding innovation across the mobile ecosystem. Now in their 12th year, the Meffys are the mobile ecosystem’s established barometer for recognising success and innovation globally. This year’s record number of entries from diverse market sectors and 30 countries demonstrates the continued acceleration o...
United Nations Disaster App Now Includes 3 word addressesUN-ASIGN is a free crowd-sourced report app used during a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. Developed for the United Nations by AnsuR Technologies, it allows individuals to collect and disseminate crowd-sourced photos and reports. Data such as points of flooding, damaged buildings and hazardous electric lines are automatically mapped and help towards overall situational awareness and repsonse during a crisis. The data is collected by UNOSAT who then shares the relevant data with UN O...
what3words is a global grid of 3m x 3m squares where each square has been pre-allocated a fixed and unique 3 word address.
75% of the world suffers from inconsistent, complicated or inadequate addressing systems.
This means that around 4 billion people are invisible; unable to report crime; unable to get deliveries or receive aid; and unable to exercise many of their rights as citizens because they simply have no way to communicate where they live.
It means that in remote locations water facilities can’t be found, monitored and fixed; and schools, refugee camps and informal settlements remain unaddressed. Even in countries with advanced systems, people get lost, packages aren’t delivered and businesses aren’t found.
Poor addressing is costly & annoying in developed countries, but limits growth and threatens lives in developing ones.
Our API is being integrated into businesses, apps & services. It works across all platforms and devices, in multiple languages, offline and with voice recognition.
what3words means everyone and everywhere now has an address.