What3Words

Modified on Thu, 14 Apr 2022 at 09:46 PM

Find any location in the world with just three little words.


 


what3words is a system that has divided the globe onto 3x3m squares and made each square identifiable by a three word address. The practical upshot of this is anyone can provide details to a precise location without using long-winded GPS coordinates or latitude/longitude.


This system has proven particularly useful for the emergency services for the aforementioned reasons, and we here at BroadNet think it's so useful we've integrated what3words support into our own systems.


1.


To access what3words on a BroadNet handset, select terminal status on the home screen.


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2.


Scroll down the terminal status list and select "SHOW W3W".


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You will now be presented with a screen that displays the what3words address for your current location.


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Relaying this address to Dispatch or anyone with an internet connection will allow them to find your precise location and respond accordingly.


A GPS signal is never constant, nor 100% accurate. While we do our best to provide as accurate information as possible, there is always the possibility of errors and signal loss.

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