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A Critical Analysis of the What3Words Geocoding Algorithm
For more on this, and why I think we shouldn't advocate for W3W, see: https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2019/03/why-bother-with-what-three-... for theoretical reasons and https://w3w.me.ss/ for some practical examples.
That's pretty sad in my opinion, is the whole concept of using words to encode a location now owned by w3w? The implementation seems trivial
Pluscode is a trademark. The actual standard is called "open location code" and is unrestricted - https://github.com/google/open-location-code/
> sadly it uses random characters instead of words
It was explicitly designed in that way . It does make harder to remember, but I think the memorizability constrains other goals too much.
Evaluation of Location Encoding Systems
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Mar 2023
Yeah, that seems like a bad design choice. If you look at the spec , you can see that they only use "23456789CFGHJMPQRVWX" in the codes. They apparently scored the letters based on how well they can spell 10000 words in 30 languages, without thinking about character similarity. If they had involved actual humans instead of counting letter frequency, they might have noticed that the letter W looks similar to VV, and that its English name is "double U". And tried a letter like N or Y, which would be much harder to confuse.5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Mar 2023
Why doesn't Costa Rica use real addresses?
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Mar 2023
It's licensed Apache 2.0 https://github.com/google/open-location-code
I made a Starlink Availability map
2 projects | /r/Starlink | 4 Dec 2021
Try https://github.com/google/open-location-code I was able to use it in python:
No option to start in offline mode?
2 projects | /r/Steam | 3 Aug 2021
First of all, they support plus codes, so you don't need a street address.
Missing Hiker Found After Man Using Computer at Home Pinpoints His Location
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Apr 2021
Setting Up Starlink, SpaceX's Satellite Internet
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Apr 2021
"Plus codes" are also known as "open location codes", and they are open source, not proprietary, nor do they rely on a central service.
You appear to be conflating other proprietary systems with this open one.
What are some alternatives?
starlink-grpc-tools - Random scripts and other bits for interacting with the SpaceX Starlink user terminal hardware
Steamless - Steamless is a DRM remover of the SteamStub variants. The goal of Steamless is to make a single solution for unpacking all Steam DRM-packed files. Steamless aims to support as many games as possible.
gpstest - The #1 open-source Android GNSS/GPS test program
internet-pi - Raspberry Pi config for all things Internet.
ParaDrone - AutoPilot for Parachutes
gnirehtet - Gnirehtet provides reverse tethering for Android
internet-monitoring - Monitor your network and internet speed with Docker & Prometheus
Mosh - Mobile Shell
starlink-coverage - Calculating some statistics about Starlink satellites
lsp-mode - Emacs client/library for the Language Server Protocol
Nayuki-web-published-code - Complete collection of code files (*.java/js/py/cpp/etc.) published on Project Nayuki website.
QuickShell - QuickShell is an Eclipse plugin to use Java JShell inside the Eclipse IDE.