Where am I? – useful App

With more people out and about at the moment, a useful App to know about is called ‘what3words’. The world has been divided into 3 metre squares, and each square has a unique identifier, using 3 random words. For example, Hucknall Market Place is ‘acted.engage.lowest’.

The App can be downloaded onto your phone, and any location can then be found on the map grid, and also on satellite view. The phone GPS needs to be on, then this location can be given to the 999 service – it is much quicker than trying to read an Ordnance Survey map on top of Kinder Scout, and when not on a road or a known location.

Our walking groups take great care not to get lost, but this would be useful in an emergency, particularly in an area with no particular landmarks.

John Tedstone

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