Global location technology, what3words, has announced today its partnership with TMAP Mobility, South Korea's largest mobility platform, for accurate location services and technical support.

what3words and TMAP Mobility’s API/DATA team have collaborated to provide the innovative location technology in TMAP API. This partnership will allow services in various industries such as delivery, logistics, transportation, insurance and finance, and public institutions using TMAP API to use highly accurate what3words location information.

what3words has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and given each square a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. For example ///saves.reminder.silk will take you to the exact entrance for Seoul’s iconic Namsan Tower. what3words is available in 54 languages to date, including Korean, and is free to download for both iOS and Android , and via the online map at what3words.com.

The advantage of using the what3words feature in the TMAP API is that users can quickly find precise locations with three simple words. Even if a delivery order comes in from the vast Han River Park or a warehouse factory, drivers can find a location quickly without getting lost. what3words can be highly useful in disasters such as forest fires, emergency dispatch and relief activities. TMAP API business partners who want to use the what3words feature can request it via the TMAP developers site.

Launched in 2002, the TMAP service is Korea’s leading mobility platform with 20 million registered users and 14 million monthly active users. TMAP provides navigation services based on a wide range of traffic information and user big data, and works with industry leaders such as Uber and Grab. Through the TMAP API open platform, which provides TMAP’s various features in the form API, a total of 1,833 client projects are being carried out, regardless of whether they are free or paid.

Hyeonggyun Kim, API/Data Leader at TMAP Mobility , said: “ I am glad that TMAP can collaborate with what3words which provides an innovative address system. Although there are some areas where the ordinary address system cannot cover, I hope that the technology of what3words can be a clear alternative to resolve the vulnerabilities.

The high accuracy location information of what3words technology can help optimise operations and increase efficiency in the logistics, ride-hailing, food delivery, and automotive industries. Co-founder and CEO of what3words, Chris Sheldrick , says. “ We expect that it will be easier than ever to find and navigate to an accurate location in a variety of services which incorporate the TMAP API. ” he added.