Here are some ideas and resources for making local events easier to find and your community safer for everyone.
How to use what3words in your community
Display what3words addresses
Help locals find the exact location of
community gatherings and seasonal events by adding what3words addresses to invitations,
digital maps and more.
Report the precise location of incidents
Encourage people to care for the local community by locating incidents using a what3words address.
Pinpoint defibrillator locations
More and more councils are helping to keep locals safe by adding what3words addresses to defibrillator locations and signs.
Spread the word
Create assets to share the ways you’re using what3words across social media, community newsletters and more.
what3words for deliveries
New builds, large complexes and inaccurate postcodes can lead to missed or failed deliveries. Send our flyer to your community to help them specify their exact delivery location.
Displaying a what3words address is completely free. The easiest way to do this is to create an embed code of the 3 word address here: https://what3words.com/products/embed-code-generator/ and then add that to your site.
Alternatively, you could use a simple hyperlink in the format of ///word.word.word which links to the correct URL on our mapsite.
There are a number of alternative ways of displaying a 3 word address here: https://what3words.com/how-to-display-a-3-word-address/
They’re easy to communicate
what3words addresses are easy to remember and to say over the phone or radio. They’re also quicker and easier to type than a regular street address. They’re designed for speech recognition technology, making them easy to input correctly into voice-enabled devices or vehicles.
You get the correct location every time
Every 3m square in the world has been given a what3words address. The system is fixed and will never change, so what3words can be used reliably offline, without a data connection. Every what3words address is unique, and built-in error prevention helps users to spot and correct any input mistakes.
They’re in your language
what3words addresses have the same simple format worldwide and can be used in over 40 languages to date. This means you can explore Tokyo using addresses in English, for example. A what3words address can be switched instantly into any supported language and even looked up in one language then shared in another.
They’re easy to integrate into existing technology
what3words addresses convert to GPS coordinates, providing a human-friendly way to give accurate location information to systems and platforms, from e-commerce checkouts and navigation apps to emergency command and control systems.
Many couriers and businesses around the world are delivering more efficiently with what3words. See a list of what3words-enabled logistics providers here. If your chosen carrier doesn’t use what3words addresses yet, we still encourage you to include them in the delivery information.