Better maps for emergency services and police with what3words and Mapyx
Mapyx provides offline mapping tools to emergency services and police forces in the UK, including search and rescue teams, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and counter-terrorism police. In emergencies, the ability to reference locations quickly and accurately is crucial, but most people aren’t trained in using numeric and alphanumeric references like Ordnance Survey grid references and GPS coordinates.
To make its maps accessible and useful to everyone, Mapyx has integrated what3words into its system. 3 word addresses are simpler, easier to communicate, and reduce the risk of error. With what3words, Mapyx can offer its users an additional location communication tool that is both precise and extremely simple to use.