Just saw an ad saying I should use what3words to identify my location when calling the emergency services.
l always got the impression that w3w was proprietary, and required an internet connection. Surely that means there are better options for remote emergencies?
Open Location Code, geohash, or anything else computed on the device seem like better ways of shortening locations (both Google Maps and OsmAnd give you OLC without internet). Many of these systems can even be printed on a map.
@InsertUser was the ad from w3w? I had assumed they died. I'd heard nothing of them since it launched. I agree with you btw.
@matthewsheffield I think the ad was the same (or maybe a re-edit) of the video on this page: https://what3words.com/news/emergency/uk-emergency-services-rollout-what3words-in-control-rooms-to-save-resources-time-and-lives/
So by w3w, but in collaboration?
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