California Parks Emergency Map Adopts what3words

Integrity has become the top priority for people who understand the intersection of safety and big data breaches. Here’s a good example of a global control measure, which creates the kind of trusted uniqueness (e.g. password hashing) essential to shared-time platforms:

what3words, integrated into RapidSOS dispatch, provides users with a simple way to communicate precise locations. It has divided the world into a grid of 10 ft x 10 ft squares, and given each square a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. This means that every park bench, parking space, pitch on a campsite, and remote spot on a hiking trail has its own what3words address. For example, ///tools.melted.studs takes you to the exact entrance to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park’s campground.

They call it RapidSOS but my eyes always see it as RapidOS.

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