Utilising what3words in an emergency
At Locate Global we are technology agnostic and our open architecture enables integration with third-party data and systems through rich APIs.
At Locate Global we are technology agnostic and our open architecture enables integration with third-party data and systems through rich APIs. This gives our solution the flexibility to deliver to different business needs. One such integration is the use of what3words.
In essence, what3words divided the world into 3-metre squares, with each square being given a unique combination of three words. This ensures exact locations for emergency and crisis response. Often street addresses aren’t accurate enough for areas that include building entrances, parks and or many rural locations. This makes it hard to locate incidents in rural or isolated areas and prevents individuals from describing exactly where help is needed in an emergency.
Utilising what3words we create a safer, more precise location system, allowing organisations to react to incidents faster than ever. Using the Locate Global platform, app users can raise alerts in the event of an emergency, letting response teams know they are in a potentially dangerous situation. Monitoring teams are able to view the addressed location and what3words address of each individual incident – passing on those details to emergency services or response teams on the ground. This information is also sent simultaneously to other key stakeholders and emergency contacts via SMS and email.
Key benefits of utilising what3words:
Locate incidents faster
When callers struggle to describe their location, what3words helps them say exactly where they are, saving precious time.
Coordinate locations accurately
what3words addresses can be shared easily over text, radio or digitally. This minimises the room for error when incident locations are passed between teams on the ground and different agencies.
Improve response efforts
what3words accessibility allows response teams to search for and input what3words addresses directly into existing systems, saving time and improving communication between key stakeholders.
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