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We’ve added what3words as we personally find it a really handy FREE tool for finding precise locations in a strange city where addresses are often difficult to spell.
Many addresses in Poland are double barrelled names and some gps or gis mapping systems are more fussy than others at locating the address, depending on which part of the name you use. No more being confused with spelling, and if you need to use: sw. pl. ul. etc
It comes into its own in large open spaces, with vague addressing, think parks – Park Jordana, Błonia, and out of the city, walking, on the beach, ski-ing or meeting friends for a picnic or BBQ (Kryspinow, Zakrzówek?). In villages where often the whole village uses a single street address. Perhaps the location has multiple entrances, or you are in a large car park.
Instead of trying to talk or text your friends to your location by describing, where you are, send three words and they will find you within 3 metres!
As I type this I am sitting in the mountains at Kalatówki admiring the view, where’s that you may ask?
Let me show you –
What is ‘what3words’?
A global addressing system which divides the world into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares and gives each square a three-word address. This means everyone and everywhere has a simple address that can be communicated quickly, easily and with no ambiguity.
Using ‘what3words’ for the meetings and events makes it simple for friends or clients to find you more accurately especially when abroad, in unfamiliar surroundings – which applies to many of us as expats, or when attending events where no streets, addresses or postcodes are available.
The three words can be written, printed, sent via email, text message or posted on social media networks easily, and are really easy to use, even for those who are not technically minded. Forget about grid references, longitude & latitude.
We will be including what3words locations to our Kraków Expats Directory Listings.