Definition of What3words code
What3words is a system for identifying locations on the surface of the Earth.
The What3words system encodes geographic coordinates into three dictionary words, instead of numbers.
In terms of resolution, the Earth’s surface is divided into 3-meter squares. Each square is represented by a unique combination of 3 words.
What3words codes are often used for recreational activities, deliveries, and emergency response services.
To learn more, visit this external link: What3words - The simplest way to talk about location
Create the label
To learn how, visit this link: Create a label - (Label Tool)
Add the What3words code
- Select the Edit/Measure Tool in the top toolbar.
Or you can press the "Q" button on your keyboard.
- In the Map View, click the label.
The label editor window will appear.
- Above the "Description" field, click the 3 Slash Icon.
The icon displays the tooltip: "Add What 3 Words code".
- You will see the code added to the "Description" field.
- Click the "SAVE" button.
In Map View, you will see the code has been added to the label.