Easy destination input
what3words addresses are quick and simple for users to enter directly in your software.
Accurate and reliable
Every 3 metre square in the world has been given a unique what3words address that will never change.
Built for voice
AutoSuggest technology enables a smooth and reliable voice navigation experience that works offline.
Trusted by leading mapping and navigation businesses
Add what3words to your map and navigation products
“This will allow drivers to navigate easily in dense, urban environments with non-standard addressing schemes or seamlessly get to any location, be it a local pub or a trailhead.”
Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at HERE Technologies
“Our vision for Avenza Maps has always been to make everything about using maps easier, and integrating what3words does just that.”
CEO of Avenza Systems
“Now if a Navmii user wants to meet friends at the south side of a stadium, all they need is to enter three words into the search bar and Navmii will take care of the rest.”
CEO of Navmii
“A simple way to communicate location is key. what3words has solved a major aspect of that, particularly in regions that lack street addressing.”
President of Esri
Millions of people around the world have the free what3words app that they can use, along with the online map at what3words.com, to find the what3words address of any destination. You can also enable what3words address discovery in your app so customers can select anywhere on a map to display its what3words address.
what3words addresses can also be found anywhere that a customer would find a street address. what3words addresses for venues, public parks, events and building entrances can also be found on company websites, guide books and on signs.
Adding what3words gives your customers a better navigation experience, as it allows them to discover precise locations within your app, even for places without a street address. what3words addresses are designed to be easy to communicate with others and exist in over 50 languages. It’s already used by leading in-car navigation, GIS and consumer navigation maps and apps such as Mercedes-Benz, TomTom, KakaoMap, ArcGIS and more.
A growing number of mapping and navigation apps are using what3words around the globe. For in-car navigation the likes of HERE, Mapbox, TomTom, Sygic, Cerence and Harman have enabled drivers to type or say 3 words to navigate to precise locations. what3words is also integrated into several GIS softwares including ArcGIS, QGIS, MapInfo and Geocortex allowing infrastructure companies to track and locate assets effectively. Consumer mapping apps like Kakao Maps, Navitime and BusMap have adopted what3words so consumers can find locations easily.
Street addresses are not always accurate enough for people to arrive exactly where they need to be. With a what3words address people can find any precise location, even if it doesn’t have a street address like a meet-up spot in the park or a specific entrance to a large building. Street addresses are often duplicated, which can lead to confusion and wasted time navigating to the wrong place. what3words addresses are available in over 50 languages, making navigation easy anywhere in the world whereas street addresses often only exist in the local language. For the more adventurous out there, what3words can help people find scenic points off the beaten track which are hard to describe, difficult to locate and may not have a traditional address at all.
Enable customers to find what3words addresses without a data connection or wifi. The what3words address is obtained through communication with satellites and will work providing the product, platform or app can see the sky – watch this video for more information . what3words offline is available through our mobile SDK products – find out more here .
Voice is the easiest and most natural way to interact with technology, but when it comes to voice navigation, addresses are frustrating for people to use. The what3words voice API allows you to add what3words address voice search to your product, platform or app, enabling accurate locations to be added via voice simply and accurately. It works in a variety of languages and utilises the what3words AutoSuggest feature that helps users identify and correct input mistakes, providing unrivalled voice accuracy for location input. Learn how to add the what3words voice API to your tools here .