Now supporting 50 what3words languages
5 Nov 2021
the team over at navigation service what3words have been busy little linguistic bees, and have been continually rolling out support for additional languages within their service. For those unfamiliar with the service, they divide the world into 3 meter by 3 meter squares, and then assign each square a three word address (3wa). This makes it easy for humans to refer to that area since humans are good at remembering words, and typically very bad at remembering long strings of numbers like longitude and latitude. The big benefit of the service is that then any location can be refered to, including places without traditional addresses.
We’ve upgraded our what3words annotation to support all the new languages, now 50 in total. The new additions include languages like Gujarati, Welsh, Hindi, and Arabic. You can see the full list over in the the what3words annotation documentation.
Learn more about our annotations in general over in the API docs.