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Partner: MapAble GIS & what3words

MapAble is a web based GIS application that allows non-GIS professionals access to the benefit of spatial analysis & map visualization. Though very sophisticated it does not require highly specialized skills levels to operate.

It is universally accessible through the web and allows users to work individually or collaborate in teams. It also comes packaged with about 300 South African national datasets including Infrastructure, Settlements, Facilities & Environmental.

In keeping with their philosophy of making GIS as accessible as possible they have now included 3 word addresses in the system.

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what3words is a global address system based on a grid of 3mx3m squares. It uses an algorithmic engine similar to that of a coordinate system and has given each of the 57 trillion squares a pre-assigned and fixed address of three words. Words can easily be remembered, written, said, printed or shared digitally. The use of words means non-technical people can find any location accurately and communicate it more quickly, more easily and with less ambiguity than any other system.

Get MapAble here.

Find out more about using 3 word addresses for GIS