StreetDots to revolutionise street trade with what3words
The digital marketplace that connects independent food and beverage and retail businesses to flexible trading locations, has integrated what3words into its mobile booking app.
What3words provides a more precise way to talk about location, by dividing the world into a grid of 3m by 3m squares and assigning each one a unique three-word address.
It differs from most other geocoding systems by displaying the three words rather than long strings of numbers or letters.
As StreetDots plans to expand globally, accurate three-word addresses, in multiple languages, will make it easier for traders to tell customers exactly where to find them, anywhere in the world.
Places such as ‘the area by the entrance to the office’ has a three-word address and can be used by street vendors.
StreetDots’ network currently includes over 250 pitches, or ‘dots’, found in open spaces outside stadiums, office complexes, business parks, high streets and university campuses in the UK.
Atholl Milton, co-founder of StreetDots, said by using What3words the firm can “trust that vendors are setting up in the correct locations” and “helps to direct our users to dots hassle-free.”