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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Peter J] #559107
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The reason the eircode is slow to be taken up is primarily due to the government wanting delivery companies to pay for using it!!! Needless to say they baulk at this and use other codes which are free!!

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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: David_E] #559129
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I tried entering ///factories.shock.dozed in Google Maps and it didn't recognise it at all.


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Peter J] #559133
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Originally Posted By Peter J


In the new A35 I understand I can tell the sat nav, using "Mercedes Me" to take me to ///hushed.pizzeria.estate (the entrance to MMC reception) and it will do so!



Wow, I knew Moto Build had been making racing cars out of them. But I had know idea that they had taken it to this level.


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Rovert] #559161
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Originally Posted By Rovert
Originally Posted By Peter J


In the new A35 I understand I can tell the sat nav, using "Mercedes Me" to take me to ///hushed.pizzeria.estate (the entrance to MMC reception) and it will do so!



Wow, I knew Moto Build had been making racing cars out of them. But I had know idea that they had taken it to this level.



rofl rofl rofl


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: David_E] #559212
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Originally Posted By David_E
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I dont get it. It says " The what3words algorithm takes complex GPS coordinates and converts them into unique 3 word addresses. It means anyone can talk about anywhere with 3 simple words." But what is simpler than 51 26.65N 3 10.55W . Likely it will also be shorter


You'll need another decimal place to get down to the same 3m accuracy. The three words are faster and easier to read out and are less error prone, if you spell a word wrongly the system will offer plausible options.

///factories.shock.dozed

However, a big potential downside is that to find a location you have to do a database lookup.


Will all the words be english ones? If so what about the chinese? Or the Greeks? Or arabs?. And then there is the choice of words - essentially random so there is no judging where a place is from the words. And how do you estimate distances in between places as you can do with lat and long. For that matter how do you estimate time differences as you can with lat and long? How is your GPS going to work - presumably it will have to have a database of the names for every 3m square, so that it can convert the lat and long it uses into the three words.

And what does the system do about unfortunate three word combinations - there might well be a place named "morgan wooden chassis" which would of course be outrageous.

Its a daft solution looking for a problem.

Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Robbie] #559249
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Originally Posted By Robbie
The reason the eircode is slow to be taken up is primarily due to the government wanting delivery companies to pay for using it!!! Needless to say they baulk at this and use other codes which are free!!


Delivery compaines already pay for geocoding and address matching data for other countries so I doubt cost is the issue. The cost of driving around hunting for a house or, even worse failing a delivery and having to redeliver far outweigh the small cost of the address data.


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Peter J] #559258
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I tried it, in Germany they use German wordings.

Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Heinz] #559298
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Originally Posted By Heinz
I tried it, in Germany they use German wordings.

See my earlier post. It depends on the language of your device and/or browser. Peter's original 3 words location is in Italian if I reset exactly the same spot.

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
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By the way it is different depending on language. In Italian your Mog is at ///stucco.conduciamo.includete


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Gambalunga] #559301
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Originally Posted By Gambalunga
Originally Posted By Heinz
I tried it, in Germany they use German wordings.

See my earlier post. It depends on the language of your device and/or browser. Peter's original 3 words location is in Italian if I reset exactly the same spot.

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
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By the way it is different depending on language. In Italian your Mog is at ///stucco.conduciamo.includete


Sorry if I haven't got fully into this thread as yet, but does this mean that for this system to work there are as many code variations for the same location as there are languages in the world? If so, doesn't a universal numeric grid reference still make sense for most purposes?


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Peter J] #559305
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