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Emergency Plus and what3words

Updated: Oct 9, 2023

There's a stack of ways you can determine your location, from your GPS, a mapping app, Google etc.

However, if you're not familiar with lat/long coordinates, or just want a fast and simple way to communicate your precise location, especially in case of an emergency, these apps are great.

Two apps that you should add to your phone.

During a recent incident, our crew used w3w and gave the location to Emergency Services, it was easy, fast and more accurate than reading out lengthy coordinates.

You can use w3w as a standalone app or if using Emergency Plus, it will bring up your location using w3w, displaying a map of your position, the address, Lat/Long coordinates, the what3words of your location and links to call Emergency 000, SES or the Police Assistance Line.

The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia’s emergency services and their Government and industry partners.

The app uses GPS functionality built into smart phones to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services

Learn more about these apps here



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