Why do I need what3words when I have Google Maps?


Google Maps is a great tool for navigation, public transport and for looking up points of interest. what3words has a very different function: it’s an easy way to communicate exact locations.

When you enter a street address into Google Maps, it drops a pin into the centre of the building – it can’t help you find a precise location, like a specific entrance. what3words addresses help you do just that, and you can use them like you would street addresses. Simple!

Additionally, many places in the world don’t have street addresses, from informal settlements, to places like parks or beaches. what3words makes it easy to find, share and talk about precise locations in these places.