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Subject: What3words
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 23:39:00 +0000
It gave me my location using my iPad and my computer, neither of which has a 
GPS. Maybe they use magic.

Carl Clifford

> On 25 Sep 2015, at 8:21 AM, <> 
> <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm unconvinced as yet, but open-minded. Until I can see a compelling 
> argument for it I think I'll stick to using another system I know called 
> "what2numbers". It's output looks something like this: 141.52673; -13.75116 
> (what3words location:, next grid square across is 
> The good thing about it is if you have a handle on lat/long 
> you can get a rough idea in the world where it might be. Even better, if you 
> use UTMs and longitude zones, you can get an idea how many metres you are 
> from something just by doing the maths from where you currently are. If you 
> can see the sun and have an analogue watch or a compass, you can even start 
> walking in the right direction.
> To me it's a slightly more romantic way of knowing a location than using 
> latitude and longitude. However, I have yet to see any way of using 
> what3words without a GPS, whether that GPS is in a smartphone or computer or 
> if GPS companies start sticking what3words in their interfaces. Both 
> what3words and what2numbers require a degree of literacy and a machine. I've 
> always understood literacy about what a number is, is generally higher than 
> for letters and words, but I could be wrong. If it is, then this poses 
> further obvious problems.
> Hooroo,
> Eric
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