The what3words system works by assigning a unique three-word address to every three-meter by three-meter square of the planet. This allows users to find precise locations by using three words that are significantly easier to remember and input, either by voice or text, than a typical street address. The system, developed in 2013, takes the guesswork out of pinpoint navigation by allowing users to find the entrance to a building or locating a remote spot in the wilderness.
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