3 words to address the worldwhat3words is a global addressing system. They have divided the world into 57 trillion 3mx3m squares and have given each one a 3 word address. Using words means that everyone and everywhere has a simple address that can be communicated quickly, easily and with no ambiguity. An address is an essential tool for economic and social development (UN - Universal Postal Union) Around 75% of the world suffers from inadequate or no addressing systems. An address means that the 4 billion unaddresse...
what3words is a global grid of 3mx3m 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.