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Mapbox now supports what3words high precision addressing system in Dash, their turnkey application for carmakers

By Eric Van Rees - 25th August 2021 - 06:17

Mapbox, a mapping and location cloud platform for developers, now offers what3words support in Dash, their turnkey application that carmakers use to create custom in-car navigation.

Mapbox developers can benefit from the latest and most comprehensive mapping and geocoding tools alongside what3words, allowing drivers to navigate to any precise 10ft square.

what3words location technology is changing the way we approach addressing. It has organized the globe into 57 trillion 10ft squares and given each one a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. For example, if a driver needs to navigate to an exact 3 meter square for a view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, they can enter ///usual.trying.highs.

Mapbox developers can now easily enable the technology and use what3words from their Dash-powered application or follow a step-by-step guide for using what3words directly with the underlying Mapbox SDKs and APIs. End users can search and navigate to precise locations using a what3words address, eliminating many of the frustrations encountered by drivers when entering regular street addresses.

Traditional addresses are often long and complex, which makes them difficult to enter into navigation systems. They are also sometimes imprecise, covering a large area and introducing ambiguity when a precise location is needed.

Drivers can now use what3words inside Mapbox-powered apps to discover incredible places that don’t have an address, like hiking trails, beaches, specific parking spots or EV charging points. Just like traditional addresses, 3 word addresses are being used all over the world in guide books like Lonely Planet, restaurant listings, hotel booking confirmation and invitations.

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