Esri & what3words

With the what3words locator you can:

  • Add 3 word addresses to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS desktop
  • Search for 3 word addresses-Find a location’s 3 word address
  • Forward geocode a list of 3 word addresses to GPS coordinates
  • Reverse geocode a list of GPS coordinates to 3 word addresses

The locator is available in 26 languages, and will be continually updated as more languages become available.

Getting Started

  1. Sign up for a what3words account at developer.what3words.com
  2. Once you’ve signed up and verified your account, just send an email to arcgis@what3words.com to request that your API key is enabled for ArcGIS and we’ll enable your account.
  3. Once your API key is enabled, we’ll email you your what3words locator credentials; the username will be your API key and you’ll also be notified of your locator password.

For a setup guide and using our locator take a look at our videos here.

Contact support@what3words.com for assistance.

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