Land Rover works with British technology company to address location issues
One of the difficulties with living on an island is knowing how to get to the more remote properties, especially in a hurry. Sat navs are fine, but they may not recognise the more remote places – and that could prove life-threatening in an emergency.
What3words gets around that by giving every 3m x 3m square on Earth a unique 'address' made up of three words. We mentioned it in our August 2016 issue, praising the idea and now Land Rover has teamed up with Dr Brian Prendergast on the Isle of Mull to give all 2000 residences a plaque with their unique address.
The three-word addresses will help Dr Prendergast and his colleagues to respond to emergency call-outs more quickly and accurately, as well as improving everyday healthcare on Mull. Without detailed local knowledge of the island, it can be difficult for new members of his team to find individual homes where postcodes cover large areas and there may be no formal street names.
Find your own what3words address using the map on the company's website.