Plus Codes by Google

Street addresses for places that don't have one 🗺️

#2 Product of the DayMarch 19, 2018

Plus Codes is a simple and consistent addressing system that works across India and globally. This system is based on dividing the geographical surface of the Earth into tiny ‘tiled areas’, attributing a unique code to each of them

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Seems quite similar to -- to be honest, I like the w3w format better, simple words, rather than codes.
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@zefareu the disadvantage of W3W is that its language dependent. This one just requires Latin alphabet.
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@zefareu I have to say that I prefer the What3words offer too. It's simply much nicer to share. And if you look at the use cases, one of them is to be able in some countries where they don't have addresses to call for emergencies quickly. I fell like giving 3 words for my home address is simpler than trying to spell letters, numbers and dashes and not getting it wrong. @y_molodtsov W3w works in many different languages, is that what you meant?
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@zefareu @mnmlstentreprnr Yes, and there's no way to translate the address from one to another without their platform.
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@zefareu @y_molodtsov Humm but anyway you have to use either Google platform or W3w platform to get the actual position, right? Am I missing something with Plus Codes? :)
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@zefareu @y_molodtsov @mnmlstentreprnr Plus codes are open source, and therefore available to use offline / build into your own apps. what3words is a commercial play where you are paying for licensing.
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How does Plus Codes deal with addresses in multiple floor buildings?
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@robertoestivill -- Same limitation with w3w, too. Nothing embedded in the system for floors/levels....
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The best part is Google Search recognises Plus Codes and display map in results.
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I guess the only good thing for me is, I can access google maps without using a VPN in China, at least till now. But anyway, it will be blocked sooner or later.
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