What3words is a new coordinate system for easily sharing locations. Instead of using a Latitude and Longitude coordinate like: 37.8651° N, 119.5383° W or and Military Grid Reference System point like: 50S QG 23281 93884 you can now share any location on earth with just a string of three words like: Simply.Demolished.Tuition
In the Paragraph above I just expressed the location for Yosemite National Park in three distinct ways:
- 37.8651° N, 119.5383° W
- 50S QG 23281 93884
Which one of the three above is easiest for you to share with a friend? I think the third way, which is how What3words works!
Essentially What3words divides the entire globe into 3m x 3m grid squares and has 3 words to describe each 3m x 3m square. For more information check out their promotional video below:
Now why do I bring up this interesting new way to look at the world on this blog? Well, its a great place to pinpoint locations that do not have an address. A lot of my blog posts are about backpacking trips, and outdoor adventures that I want to share with everyone. I not only want to share my adventures with you all but also allow you to use my website as a place to plan your own adventures.
I am going to experiment with What3words in my next few blog posts to try and share locations of trail heads, campsites, photo spots etc.
I hope What3words can help you plan your next adventure from my blog posts! Please let me know if you think they will be helpful!