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Addressing the world – a coordinate system from humans

What3words divides the world into a 3 * 3-meter grid, each square is uniquely identified by three words which creates a global reference system that allows people to identify and navigate between these 3*3 meter squares using 3 words instead of longitude and latitude. Three words are easy to remember and provide an easy and effective way of communicating location to voice-enabled machines. Listen to this interview with one of the co-founders of what3words, Jack Waley-Cohen to learn more about the problems what3words is solving and the thought that goes into building a coordinate system for humans. 

This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper

A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced!

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I'm Daniel O'Donohue, the voice and creator behind The MapScaping Podcast ( A podcast for the geospatial community ). With a professional background as a geospatial specialist, I've spent years harnessing the power of spatial to unravel the complexities of our world, one layer at a time.

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