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Old 16 August 2019, 10:33   #1
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what3words - rigid.inflatable.boat - Louisville

I'm not impressed by the app, think it's rather pointless.

However, rigid.inflatable.boat puts you near Louisville, USA.

Any members from that part of the World?
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Old 16 August 2019, 10:46   #2
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I'm not impressed by the app, think it's rather pointless.

However, rigid.inflatable.boat puts you near Louisville, USA.

Any members from that part of the World?
I downloaded it yesterday and cannot really understand how to use it?

There must be a teckie out there who can help?
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Old 16 August 2019, 13:07   #3
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The emergency services are going nuts for it, obviously no replacement for good navigation on land or sea, but its helping with the frustration of people having no idea where they are when they need help.

Concept is that the entire globe has been been divided into 3m squares, each one has a three word address. Its like Lat/Long but for people who watch Love Island.
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I downloaded it yesterday and cannot really understand how to use it?

There must be a teckie out there who can help?
What's the problem?
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What's the problem?
Clearly, he's not wearing a hoodie.

I read a thing yesterday about some people who were rescued from a council "forest" in the UK having deployed W3W. They were on paths and roads but were hopelessly lost and down to their last can of Lilt.....

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I'm not impressed by the app, think it's rather pointless.
From a marine point of view, especially with DSC it mostly is.

Kids use it when off biking - if they have a mechanical or a crash and need my help they can send me a position by text (as inevitably theyíve used all their data) really easily. They could just extract a position from google maps or some other app, paste it in and send to me then Iíd need to copy it into a suitable app at my end. All hoping we donít make any cut n paste errors - or have to retype something and jumble two digits, or miscommunication DMS.d gps cords into D.ddd.

Iíve actually used it to tell my wife where I was parked waiting for her. There are probably dozens of other tools I could have used - but would she have found it as easy to understand? That has nothing to do with the three words thing - itís just been designed nicely and works without having data.
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Iíve actually used it to tell my wife where I was parked waiting for her.
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What's the problem?
What do I do with it?
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What do I do with it?
Ok, youíve installed the app?

When you open it - it will show your location as three words. The PR this week is If you were on the phone to an emergency service who use the app you can just tell them those three words and they will know exactly where you are.

If you want to tell someone else where you are then tap ďshareĒ (this is on iPhone as far as I remember itís similar on Android). Youíll get options but in my opinion the most useful is sms (ie text message). It sends a link which will open in the app if the recipient has it installed or in a web browser if they donít and will show a map/direction.
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