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Post: #1   PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:25 pm Reply with quote
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An app that can be used to find your location anywhere in the world. We read of people being lost and with this app they can give the police or rescue services their exact location to facilitate rescue.
It was reported in a UK newspaper today so look it up and make sure all your family have it on their mobile. It worked for my address here in Cyprus.
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:37 pm Reply with quote
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Does that mean Mrs T would know whereabouts I was? Shocked
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Bandbox wrote:
An app that can be used to find your location anywhere in the world. We read of people being lost and with this app they can give the police or rescue services their exact location to facilitate rescue.
It was reported in a UK newspaper today so look it up and make sure all your family have it on their mobile. It worked for my address here in Cyprus.
What3words, phone app.


Yes, it works for anywhere in the world, and gives a location down to about 3 metres.

You can also use it in a web browser, e.g. https://what3words.com/carnival.hidden.weepy

In the UK the emergency services are already using it as it can give the location for someone in the middle of the rough country, woods, whatever as long as you can get an internet connection.

The only downside is it's closed source so you don't get to know what's happening when you use it.

Mr Tibbs wrote:
Does that mean Mrs T would know whereabouts I was? Shocked


Just don't let her know the 3 words, or give tell her https://what3words.com/bereit.m%C3%A4use.sense - or even tell her you're going to https://what3words.com/drills.dandelions.bounds

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