what3words integration

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Ashley Cashion

16 Jun, 2021 05:58 PM

Hello, we are working with public safety partners in California who mentioned they use CALTOPO. It would be great to discuss integrating what3words to make it easy for people to search or discover what3words directly via your maps.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ben Lantow on 16 Jun, 2021 06:20 PM

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    Hello Ashley,
    Thanks for reaching out. What public safety organization initiated this inquiry? Any specifics of what sort of integration they were interested in?


  2. 2 Posted by Ashley Marie Ca... on 17 Jun, 2021 09:54 PM

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    Hi Ben,
    Today I was speaking with the Sonoma County Sheriff's office. I believe it
    has come up on other calls before too. Almost all 9-1-1 Emergency Comms
    Centers in California have access to use what3words via their current tools
    - what3words is integrated into RapidSOS, RapidDeploy, Sun Ridge Systems,
    Hexagon and Versaterm. Meaning when someone calls 911 the telecommunicator
    can either see their what3words address or get it via various tools and
    then share the 3 words with response teams.

    I was speaking with Sergeant Kidder, who runs the Sonoma County Search and
    Rescue team of volunteers. They plan to start using what3words, and can
    download the free what3words app, but he mentioned they use CalTopo. It
    would be ideal if they could search the 3 words directly in CalTopo, then
    navigate to locations.

    We have a simple api and GIS plugins. Happy to discuss further on a call.


    Ashley Marie Cashion | Director, US Partnerships

    +1 408 992 1483


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ben Lantow on 22 Jun, 2021 04:40 PM

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    We had previously explored and discussed this technology with one of your colleagues about a year ago, at that time we discussed pricing, implementation, and the overall software package. We spent a little time looking at your literature and media, to see the changes and updates since that last conversation. Based on that research at this time we're not interested in pursuing use of the w3w SDK/API on our platform.

    Thanks for reaching out!


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