Searching with GPS coordinates

You can enter latitude and longitude into the free what3words app or online map at what3words.com in the following formats:

-30.606775, 29.907674

30° 36' 24.39" S 29° 54' 27.626" E

S30.606775, E29.907674

Viewing GPS coordinates for a what3words address using the App

Open the menu and select Settings. Tap display settings and then select the format you’d like Latitude and Longitude to be shown in. The preview box will then show you how this appears.

You can also open the menu and tap ‘Settings’, then ‘Share Settings’. Select Latitude & Longitude, and the format you need (decimals, degrees, mins & secs etc.). Now, whenever you share a what3words address, the Latitude and Longitude will be included.

Using the online map

Select the square you need, then click ‘Share’ and ‘Customise Share Settings’. Toggle on Latitude & Longitude, then select the format you need (decimals, degrees, mins & secs etc.). Now, whenever you click ‘Share’ in the address box, you’ll see the location’s coordinates in the share preview.

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