Three words

Discussion in 'TomTom News & Announcements' started by jufes, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. jufes


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    On a post from "Three Words", the independent world wide location system, that they have teamed up with TomTom to integrate there systems for finding places which as it offer greater accuracy and off grid in remote areas will be a great help pinpointing locations.
    jufes, Jun 14, 2018
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    canderson Moderator

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    "What3Words", actually.

    It's a pretty strange system for location notation, assumes that people are actually capable of spelling the words that are told to them (big assumption these days!) and there's no apparent rhyme nor reason to the assignment of words. Adjacent 'cells' contain no common information. Had they gone with adjacent blocks of cells that started with the same word (rather like the beginning letters of a post code), it might have been easier for people to envision where their own nearby cells were located. Anyone from London knows that E1 is Whitechapel. Instead the entire thing seems to make every cell out of totally random words.
    canderson, Jun 18, 2018
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