What3words - help when lost
South Yorkshire Police recently announced that their call handlers will be using What3words technology to help find people who need help, but don't know where they are.
What3words divides the world into 3m x 3m squares, each of which has 3 unique words (address) associated with the location. Police call handlers will now be able to send a text message with a link to the What3words site, meaning that the caller can see their location and let the call handler know the three unique words. Police assistance can then be dispatched to the location.
Check out the video to see how Avon & Somerset Police guided a caller through using the What3words technology.
Visit the What3words website or download the app for more info and to discover your location.
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