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Partner: Accessible drone delivery with what3words and Hylio

US-based drone manufacturer Hylio has integrated what3words into their drones, allowing delivery companies to offer their customers delivery to a simple 3 word address.
23/02/2017/by Dom

Partner: Exploring the great outdoors with what3words and Locus Map

Locus Map is the perfect app for anyone who loves exploring, whether they’re on foot, on a bike, or on a boat. 3 word addresses are now searchable in the app, and it will also recognise a 3 word address stored on the user’s clipboard.
22/02/2017/by Dom

Partner: Hassle-free adventures with what3words and The Wayward Post

3 word addresses are now displayed alongside each place mentioned in Wayward Post’s online travel guides.
21/02/2017/by Dom

Press: Financial Times | The internet is not a failed state — here’s why

The web has lived up to its early promise, despite trolling and fake news.
21/02/2017/by Dom

Partner: Finding the fish with what3words and Finnemarka.com

Finnemarka.com has partnered with what3words to give fishing enthusiasts an easy way to find over 170 lakes, many of which are found way off the beaten track and can be hard to locate.
17/02/2017/by Dom

Press: African Herald Express | Djibouti adopts what3words as national postal addressing system

Using 3 word addresses for Djibouti’s postal service is both practical and user friendly for residents, as well as time and cost efficient for the company.
17/02/2017/by Dom

Press: ABC News | Tonga’s got mail: New technology provides postal service to remote communities

The Kingdom of Tonga is getting a formal postal system for the first time. The Pacific island nation has joined several other developing countries in adopting what3words' addressing system.
16/02/2017/by Dom

Partner: Exploring Central Asia & Mongolia with what3words and Indy Guide

Indy Guide is the largest community marketplace for local guides in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. With what3words integration, travelling abroad is easier than ever before.
16/02/2017/by Dom

Partner: Smarter location scouting with what3words and Location Works

UK-based scout, Location Works, has sourced locations for Oscar-winning films such as ‘The Theory of Everything’ as well as numerous popular BBC and ITV series. Integrating what3words has made their process more user-friendly, both for themselves and their clients.
15/02/2017/by Dom

Press: Post & Parcel | Djibouti opts for what3words

La Poste Djibouti have taken the lead and now have a solution that leapfrogs traditional, expensive, and inaccurate street systems.
15/02/2017/by Dom

Press: Bdaily | Another developing nation has adopted what3words for its postal service

what3words has another convert in the form of the national postal system in the Djibouti. Now the country, which becomes the first East African country to adopt the addressing standard, will be able to deliver direct to people’s doors
15/02/2017/by Dom

Partner: 3 words to the doorstep with Zoobashop

By integrating what3words, Ghana's largest online retailer can deliver goods more efficiently, keeping logistics costs in check.
15/02/2017/by Dom

Partner: Finding hidden gems with what3words and Pearlshare

Whether a holidaymaker, a travel host or a tourism business, Pearlshare lets individuals create bespoke travel guides. To help improve this user experience, Pearlshare has teamed up with what3words.
15/02/2017/by Dom

Partner: Djibouti is the 5th country to adopt what3words as national postal addressing system

East African nation is first in the region to adopt what3words as an addressing standard for their postal service.
14/02/2017/by Dom

5 ways that what3words is helping logistics companies improve efficiencies

Without a precise addressing infrastructure, delivery and logistics become both challenging and costly. The last mile of a parcel’s journey reaches or exceeds 50% of the total delivery cost.
14/02/2017/by Dom

Press: Radio New Zealand | Tonga will have a new postal system

Like much of the Pacific, Tonga doesn't really have a formal address system, which can make things difficult for the country's mail deliverers.
13/02/2017/by Dom

Press: The New York Times | Morning Briefing

Mail delivery has always been a headache in the archipelago kingdom of Tonga, where some addresses are no more than a village and island name.
12/02/2017/by Dom

The Loop | A revolutionary way of addressing the world

Street names and numbers might be what we’re used to when it comes to locating landmarks across the world, but one company plans to revolutionize the way humans map out locations in an ambitious addressing system.
11/02/2017/by Dom

Partner: On-demand deliveries in Costa Rica with what3words and GoPato

Costa Rican on-demand courier GoPato have integrated what3words into their Facebook app so that customers can place orders using simple 3 word addresses to specify precise pick-up and delivery locations, accurate to 3m x 3m
09/02/2017/by Dom

Press: CNET | what3words digital addresses spread to island nations

what3words illustrates how digital technology can help people leapfrog developments that are slow and expensive to establish.
06/02/2017/by Dom
Tonga Post & what3words

Partner: Tonga adopts what3words as national postal addressing system

Tonga Post, serving 36 islands in the South Pacific, has adopted 3 word addresses to improve national infrastructure.
05/02/2017/by giles

Award: Best Use of Innovation | The Delivery Conference

We’re delighted to have been awarded ‘Best Use of Innovation’ at The Delivery Conference in London.
01/02/2017/by Dom

Partner: Land Rover partners with what3words to take off-road driving in a new direction with the ARDHI app

Land Rover has partnered with what3words to bring precise 3 word addresses to their off-road driving smartphone app, ARDHI.
01/02/2017/by Dom

Partner: Relaxing at luxury serviced residences with what3words and The Ascott Limited

The world’s largest serviced residence group, The Ascott Limited, offers luxury living throughout the globe.
31/01/2017/by Dom

Partner: Rapid response with what3words and Infinitum Humanitarian Systems

In a disaster-struck area, rapid response becomes a crucial factor, particularly in preventing a disease outbreak.
30/01/2017/by Dom

Partner: Driving the future with what3words and Next Future Transportation

what3words has partnered with Next, to provide the precise 3 word addresses required for accurate collection and delivery points on their smart, autonomous modules.
30/01/2017/by Dom

Partner: User-friendly drone services with what3words and Overscout

The addition of what3words to Overscout's online platform means communicating waypoints and areas of operation for drone missions is more efficient and user-friendly.
30/01/2017/by Dom

Partner: Putting Mongolia on the map with what3words and Minu Map

Minu Map provides a detailed online map of Mongolia, making up for the poor quality of data supplied by services such as Google or OpenStreetMap.
30/01/2017/by Dom

Partner: 3 words on your wrist with what3words and BLOCKS

BLOCKS smartwatch wearers can now display their precise 3 word address location on the watch and share that information with near 100% accuracy.
27/01/2017/by Dom

User story: 3 words to coordinate runs in the Himalayas

Neil Horning explains how 3 word addresses are helping the The Himalayan Hash House Harriers plan their runs
26/01/2017/by Dom

Partner: Smarter route planning with what3words and Speedy Route

Speedy Route optimises route planning for trips with multiple destinations. Users can now plot routes using what3words, improving location accuracy to any destination in the world.
25/01/2017/by Dom

User story: A 3 word address paper hunt around Tokyo

Inspired by their recent trip, what3words user Alex Even has created a ‘Paper Hunt’ guide to Tokyo, featuring the 3 word addresses of the bookshops, stationers and art supply stores that won her heart.
25/01/2017/by Dom

Partner: Drone deliveries to everyone with what3words and Copter Express

Copter Express has developed a range of delivery drones to help make UAV delivery available to everyone. By integrating what3words into their software, they now has a human-friendly way of sharing locations.
24/01/2017/by Dom

Humanitarian webinar | Delivering aid where it’s needed

3 word addresses are helping humanitarian organisations improve supply chain efficiency and reach those who live in densely populated or remote regions where addresses often aren’t fit for purpose.
20/01/2017/by Dom

Press: Today | St. Maarten third country in the world to adopt what3words

Postal Services St. Maarten have revolutionized their capability of pinpointing addresses on the island through a deal with what3words
19/01/2017/by Dom

Partner: An island addressed with what3words and Postal Services Sint Maarten

The what3words tide continues to gather strength, as the island nation of Sint Maarten adopts 3 word addresses for its mail and delivery services, and to improve its national infrastructure.
18/01/2017/by Dom

what3words – A perfect partner for the Travel & Tourism Industry

Despite all the tools and services at our fingertips, we still struggle to define and communicate a precise location.
17/01/2017/by Dom

Press: Today | Three words

The system the British company what3words has devised is stunningly accurate.
12/01/2017/by Dom

Press: DataIQ | New Year’s resolution – more data, use it better

Global address systems such as what3words offer a real opportunity to bring millions of people into the political process, financial services and the wider digital economy.
10/01/2017/by Dom

Press: CNN | Ivory Coast street addresses are now made of three words

Delivering parcels and letters isn't always straightforward in Ivory Coast, where street addresses are few and far between, and large settlements often have no address system at all.
10/01/2017/by Dom

Partner: Validating identities with what3words and Bluenumber

BlueView searches have been enhanced through what3words integration, allowing users to associate their unique Bluenumber to an equally unique 3 word address.
04/01/2017/by Dom

what3words: 2016 adventures

Our Global Partnerships Director, Clare Jones, reflects on a busy year for us here at what3words
31/12/2016/by Dom

Partner: Identifying disaster zones with what3words and the Philippine Red Cross

Millions of people affected by natural disaster receive better emergency response and aid deliveries after the Philippine Red Cross begins to use 3 word addresses.
29/12/2016/by giles

Partner: Precision piloting with what3words and UAVenture

Delivering anything by drone needs addressing that’s precise enough to specify as a landing point, and simple enough for a customer to use and share.
20/12/2016/by Dom

Grab an early Christmas gift with what3words and giffgaff

Christmas comes early for a few lucky prize winners, thanks to a festive treasure hunt from giffgaff and a sprinkling of 3 word address magic, courtesy of what3words.
19/12/2016/by Dom

Webinar: Optimise the delivery of goods, services and essential humanitarian aid to those who need it most with what3words.

what3words is being used globally in humanitarian aid, disaster response and development work.
16/12/2016/by Dom

Partner: Hexagon Geospatial integrates what3words into its Hexagon Smart M.App platform

In the Hexagon Smart M.App platform, 3 word addresses can be easily displayed for any coordinate in any dataset, or entered in the search bar to locate a specific point on a map.
16/12/2016/by Dom

Press: The Hindu Business Line | British company seeks India address to help e-commerce firms in delivery

what3words is hoping to tap into India's burgeoning e-commerce industry by providing a service that makes addresses - and thereby delivery systems - much smarter.
15/12/2016/by Dom

Press: Washington Post | Three-word addressing scheme adopted in Mongolia and Ivory Coast

A neat, out-of-the-box kind of idea, that could make a real difference in the many places in the world where peoples’ lives are really burdened by the absence of an effective street-addressing system.
15/12/2016/by Dom

Press: CNET | Ivory Coast adopts unconventional digital address system

what3words offers an easy-to-remember system for identifying any 3m x 3m square in the world, good for commerce and navigation in the African nation.
14/12/2016/by Dom
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