What is what3words?


what3words is the easy way to describe any precise location. It has divided the world into a grid of 3 metre squares and given each square a unique address made from 3 random words.

what3words can be used via the free mobile app and the online map at what3words.com There’s also an API that developers can use to integrate what3words into their own apps and platforms.

Here are some of the ways people around the world like to use what3words:

  • telling friends exactly where to meet, especially in big or busy public places

  • entering a precise destination into a vehicle or ride-hailing app

  • telling couriers exactly where to drop off deliveries (such as a front door or side entrance)

  • telling emergency services exactly where help is needed

Businesses in logistics and e-commerce, automotive, navigation, mobility and travel, as well as some emergency response teams, use what3words to operate more efficiently and provide a better service.

Learn to use the what3words app here.