A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2022 Aug 2, 01:20 -0700
Whatever professionally trained navigators might think of it, Lincolnshire County Council, North Kesteven District Council, and East Midlands Ambulance Service have enthusiastically climbed on board using What Three Words for sending services to within 10 meters of reported problems. Have you noticed how often at least one of the nine 10m squares surrounding an address contains a seemingly appropriate message. Last night at dusk while getting my 10,000 footsteps in, I almost walked into a fallen tree lying across the Viking Way near me. It was probably a horticultural whitebeam variant, or possibly American Hornbeam, the leaf underside being not white enough for the one and too white for the other. Anyway, its W3W position was https://w3w.co/struggle.poorly.blossom . You can see it reported here: https://fixmystreet.lincolnshire.gov.uk/report/3723680 . We'll see if anyone actually does anything about it.
The parking space for visitors outside my house is ///aviators.accent.agreeable , which is slightly appropriate, but W3W positions don’t always ring any bells. E’g’, ///scratch.itchy.bottom is in the middle of nowhere in North West Territories, Canada whilst ///scratches.itchy.bottom is in the middle of nowhere in Queensland, Australia. The spacing apparently removes the possibility of confusion. DaveP