what3words allows users to pinpoint any location on the globe using a unique 3-word combination. This allows users to relay exact (to 2 meters) locations to others in a format that is easier to remember than GPS coordinates. Users can access this functionality from their own applications using the free what3words API. All coordinates are latitude, longitude pairs in standard WGS-84 (as commonly used worldwide in GPS systems). The words used to label locations can be in 27 languages including English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Swahili, Norwegian, and Russian. what3words supports end-to-end speech recognition and post-processing. This allows users to say three words into an application connected to what3words in order to get the corresponding GPS coordinates.
what3words has announced its new Voice API, powered by Speechmatics. what3words has divided the world into three meter squares, with each square represented by a unique set of three individual words. By using a three word identifier, duplicative and mispronounced street addresses are eliminated.
We have added six APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in such categories as Translation, Recognition, Email and File Sharing. Also recently added were several SDKs for DreamFactory API platform and what3words location pinpoint service. Here's a rundown of the new additions.
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