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Tag: maps

Google Maps’ Moat

This is incredible stuff. But I’m not the only one given pause by the scale of detail here, am I? #link



Pick a map, style it up, get a print. Simple. #link


what3words is a universal addressing system based on a 3mx3m global grid

The result is precision location represented by a simple string of three words, kind of like a Diceware passphrase. I tried it for my own home address and got a surprisingly memorable string, easier than Eircode; your own mileage may vary. Probably most practicable for predominantly rural locations without signposted roads or postcodes — like Djibouti, which recently adopted the system as its national addressing standard. #link