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
  2. Once you’ve signed up and verified your account, just send an email to 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.

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