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    What 3 Words Can Tell Your Location Anywhere On Earth...

    ...to within a 3m x 3m square.

    The App is called "what3words", and here's a location from it.

    So, if somebody asks, "Where on earth are you?" then instead of the rather literary reply:
    "I'm at the north-west corner of Market and Castlereagh Streets Sydney", you could instead say:
    "dining.mugs.flat"...

    It rather puts paid to the direction "Ah, you can get lost!", though it might engender some
    other choice response from the uninitiated

    It works off-line as well.
    CC, Image editing OK.

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    Interesting, however I could have done better using the Military Grid Referencing System (MGRS}, with a fourteen character code would take you down to a 1 meter square.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liney View Post
    Interesting, however I could have done better using the Military Grid Referencing System (MGRS}, with a fourteen character code would take you down to a 1 meter square.
    The good thing about What3Words is that it is easy for people to just say the three words via comms (mobile phones, or text). Whereas random strings are harder to ensure they are gotten right.
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