what3words in the Marble project
will.johnston at what3words.com
Mon Feb 6 12:23:01 UTC 2017
Thanks for getting back. I think you're suggestion is a very good one and so
who should I speak to start getting this implemented?
All the best from index.home.raft ,
On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 7:06 PM, Dennis Nienhüser nienhueser at kde.org wrote:
the 3words => location conversion could be realized easily as a search runner
plugin. The hostip plugin  is pretty similar and could be used as a base.
Converting a GPS location to a 3words code could be done by extending our "copy
coordinates" action. Currently it copies directly to the clipboard, but we could
bring up a dialog instead which would offer different variants (e.g. DMS,
Decimal, geouri, what3words).
Looking forward to a patch, awesome.like.marble  ;-)
Am 30.01.2017 11:38, schrieb Will Johnston:
> Hi Marble developers,
> > I spoke briefly with Albert Vaca, the maintainer of KDE Connect, who
> referred me this email address.
> > I'm not sure if you have heard of what3words, but essentially we are a
> way of referring to any location in the world in an accurate and
> easily communicable way. We divided the world into 57 trillion 3m x
> 3m squares, and then assigned a unique 3 word address to every square.
> So while I am writing to you from our office at index.home.raft  ,
> the entrance to the Sydney Opera House is at spoon.belong.vote  .
> > Every single 3m x 3m square on the world's surface has a 3 word
> address in this way.
> > This is useful when trying to express your location or trying to
> navigate or deliver things to poorly addressed areas (most of the
> > We have an open API which simply converts 3 word addresses into GPS
> coordinates, and vice-versa. It would be great to talk about the
> possibility of integrating this into Marble.
> > Please feel free to get in touch if this sounds like something you
> would be interested in.
> > Best,
> > Will Johnston
> +44 7938 165288
> what3words.com 
> > "An ingenious new system of addresses that can locate any place in the
> country—and, indeed, in the world" The Economist 
> “A fiendishly clever solution” - The Times 
> “One of the cleverest technologies I have seen” - The FT 
> > 
> index.home.raft 
> > _ 
> Grand Prix for Innovation_
> Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
> > > > Links:
>  http://w3w.co/index.home.raft
>  http://w3w.co/spoon.belong.vote
>  http://what3words.com/
>  http://map.what3words.com/index.home.raft
+44 7938 165288
"An ingenious new system of addresses that can locate any place in the
country—and, indeed, in the world"The Economist
“A fiendishly clever solution” -The Times
“One of the cleverest technologies I have seen” -The FT
Grand Prix for Innovation
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
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