Posts tagged as addressing system

SA emergency service adopts three-word addressing

ER24 has adopted What3words to enable faster response times in emergecies. Using the three-word address in an emergency gives callers a simple way to describe precisely where they need help, and allows ER24 to get straight to the scene. The three-word addressing systems divides the world into 3 m squares and given each square a […]

Emergency services adopt three-word-addresses in control rooms

British Police Forces and Emergency Services around the UK have rolled out What3words into their operations, allowing callers to give a three-word address over the phone when they call 999. Identifying precisely where help is needed in an emergency is critical, but can be near impossible in places with no addresses or where addresses cover […]

Website offers free addressing service

A new South African website was recently launched with the goal to help people find their way, whether they are just travelling down the road or on a long journey. Overhere (www.overhere.co.za) provides a free service that enables people to share and interpret physical addresses in only six to seven characters, called Mapcodes. These are […]