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A Grid-Based Mapping App Is Preparing Us for a Future With No Roads

Where what3words is going, you don’t need addresses

Instead of using traditional addresses, what3words overlays a three-meter by three-meter grid on a map, assigning each square a unique three-word address. Image: what3words

WWhen Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, potent winds reached speeds of 175 miles per hour, ripping houses to shreds, uprooting trees, and downing power lines. A storm surge and flash flooding turned city streets into raging torrents of water running…

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