What is what3words and how do I use it?

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What3words is a really simple way of pinpointing an exact location. The entire planet has been split up into 3m x 3m squares and each one of these has been allocated a unique 3 word address. These will never change. Millions of people across the world are using what3word addresses to find, share and describe places faster and more easily. From festival-goers and travellers to delivery drivers, event organisers and postal services.

Many rural or newly built properties struggle with accurate postcodes . As what3words works anywhere on the planet it is an ideal way of telling us where your delivery address is and will even work if you have no address at all.

What3word addresses are unique, more precise than postcodes and to prevent mistakes, similar 3 word addresses are placed as far apart from each other as possible.

How to use what3words

Open www.what3words.com in your browser or download the app

Click the search bar, enter a street address, postcode or place name, then select the correct search result.

Zoom in, switch to satellite mode and then drag the map to find the exact location you want.

Tap the square you need to see its 3 word address displayed in the centre of the screen.

During step 2 or 3 of the checkout process on Turfonline enter the what3words address.

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