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what3words scoops up founder of OpenStreetMap

By [email protected] - 20th April 2016 - 10:21

Steve Coast, the founder of OpenStreetMap, has joined what3words, the multi-award winning addressing platform, as Chief Evangelist. The appointment of Coast capitalizes on what3words’ expansion in the North American market. Coast, who is based in Denver, has long been a stalwart of the geospatial community, having founded the OpenStreetMap project in 2004 to encourage the growth, development and distribution of free geospatial data. Driven by his commitment to solve the global issue of poor addressing, Coast brings a wealth of industry experience to his new role at what3words. “Addresses are the final piece of the puzzle when it comes to realizing the promises of the advances made in mapping and navigation. what3words has huge momentum and offers the only real solution to this global challenge. It’s a really clever system to overcome the many communication, standardization and accuracy challenges that have stifled global addressing initiatives in the past,” explains Coast.