Geographic Information Systems

GIS enables the visualisation, analysis and interpretation of a wide range of mapping data. However, human unfriendly and complex reference systems make GIS platforms difficult to understand and prone to user error. what3words provides a simple and universal language for location that anyone can use, to unlock the potential of GIS for a wide range of applications.

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The what3words locator allows ArcGIS platform users to display the 3 word address for any location or search for a 3 word address, either individually or via batch conversion to and from coordinates. It makes full use of the Esri Geoinformation Model and is accessible online or offline, anywhere in the world.

Esri ArcGIS is available for Web

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The what3words plugin for QGIS (the free and open source geographic information system) allows users to display the 3 word address for any location or search for a 3 word address, either individually or via batch conversion to and from coordinates.

QGIS is available for Web

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FME is the world’s leading spatial data transformation technology. It’s the “go-to” software for anyone working with multiple data formats. By using what3words, users will be able to encode and decode what3words addresses to and from latitude,longitude coordinates, without writing any code.

Safe Software (FME) is available for Web & Desktop

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