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    The guy that invented this deserves to become a billionaire. This should revolutionise addressing and navigation across the globe. It has undoubtedly already saved lives, and property, not to mention the odd Amazon parcel if you live in the back and beyond where your post code appears to be in the middle of a swamp. Download the app now, everyone!

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    Also produces some mildly amusing 3 words for locations, including my downstairs loo, which whilst I don't want to advertise on the internet includes the words "tamed" and "windy"!
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    It's a great invention. The local large animal vet to me got all the farmers to put it on their phones. Now when they're up on a hill with a sick sheep they just call in with the WTW location. Genius!

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    I assume this must be GPS based. They didn't say as far as I can see.
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    Yes such a clever, simple idea. The mapping app I use for geocaching and hiking, Locus Map, has it integrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I assume this must be GPS based. They didn't say as far as I can see.
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    dont think car maps etc use it yet. i can see it being of use for folk who go off beaten track no doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    dont think car maps etc use it yet. i can see it being of use for folk who go off beaten track no doubt.
    Apparently it's in use in Mercedes cars.

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