What3words - how we can locate you in an emergency

This is a phone application that is gaining popularity as a means of easily describing an exact location using 3 words. It can locate you to within 3 metres (depending on the GPS capability of your phone).  This means that you will be able to send us your exact location if you are lost or have an emergency.

As the system relies on a fixed algorithm rather than a large database of every location on earth, it works on devices with limited storage and no Internet connection.

As an example, “ambushed.qualified.trickle” is the entrance to the Misbourne control centre for Endurance80.

Emergency services recommend you have the app on your phone and know how to use it before there is an emergency. The app can be downloaded free from:

Apple app store https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/what3words/id657878530

Google play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.what3words.android&hl=en_GB

For more details on how to use what3words, click here.