The traditional way of geotagging your data is to attach the data with GPS coordinates. Now there is a new and innovative way
of recording and communicating your data location simply with 3 words.
what3words is a UK based company that have addressed the whole world. Their system divides the world into 57 trillion 3mx3m squares and allocates each one 3 word address. 3 words are simpler and easier to communicate than latitude, longitude GPS coordinates. It works in multiple languages and even without a data connection. The system allows field staff to generate a 3 word address at each point of interest and communicate it to either a colleague or the beneficiary.
Poimapper Plus has now integrated what3words into its Android app, you can find the option to use what3words under settings in the mobile app. The system allows field staff to generate a 3 word address at each point of interest and communicate it to either a colleague or the beneficiary. It will benefit especially Poimapper users in rural areas where address information is rarely available.
Better location information means a faster, better response.
This integration between Poimapper and what3words enhances coordination efforts between field staff, head office and members of the public by providing a simpler addressing solution.