what3words is the easiest way to find and share exact locations. We have divided the world into 3m squares and given each square a unique combination of three words. Millions of people use what3words and the company is backed by the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Intel Capital.
Street addresses weren’t designed for 2020. They aren’t accurate enough to specify building entrances, and don’t exist for precise locations in parks, rural areas and a lot of the developing world. This makes it hard to find places and prevents people from describing exactly where help is needed in an emergency.
That’s why we created what3words. We divided the world into 3m squares and gave each square a unique combination of three words. It’s the easiest way to find and share exact locations.
Our mission is to become a global standard for communicating location.
Used by millions
Millions of people and thousands of businesses worldwide are using what3words – from e-commerce and logistics companies to airbnbs and navigation apps. We’re providing the location precision and simplicity needed by drones, voice-controlled devices and driverless cars. At the same time, NGOs and emergency services are using what3words to save lives.
Our business model
We license our tech to businesses and charge for volume conversions of what3words addresses into GPS coordinates.