We love latitude and longitude and have based what3words on it. We take those long strings of numbers and letters and convert them to 3 simple words.
If you want to specify a location to an accuracy of 3 metres using GPS coordinates, then you need 16 digits, 2 characters (+/-/N/S/E/W), 2 decimal points, and a space/comma/new line. That’s fine for computers and devices when people don’t get involved, but when people actually do need to get involved, what3words is a much more human-friendly interface for latitude and longitude.
Developers can use our API to convert between a 3 word address and latitude, longitude coordinates.