We use WGS:84 as our geospatial datum, with 3 word addresses being conversions of coordinates in latitude and longitude. These coordinates refer to a point on the Earth’s surface and are static in relation to the movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates, with a movement averaging 2.5 cm per year. Therefore over time 3 word addresses that occupy the same location for a specific landmark will change, but at a very slow rate – apart from in the case of significant geographic events, at which point the change may come sooner. However, this is a universal issue with all mapping systems and as the standard bodies implement changes to the ways in which geographic datums function we will automatically follow these.
Articles in this section
- Can I open a link to a 3 word address in satellite view?
- How can I see a 3 word address as latitude,longitude coordinates?
- How do I find my 3 words?
- Can I save what3words addresses?
- Why don't the map and satellite locations match?
- How does what3words work at the North and South pole?
- Is what3words more accurate than GPS?
- When I search for a place or street address why does it sometimes show the wrong location?
- Why do I see different words every time I press the location button?
- Which app is best for me to use what3words offline?