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How to map the globe using 3-word combinations and a bit of math

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How to map the globe using 3-word combinations and a bit of math

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What3words is an app and web-based service that provides a geographic reference for every 3-meter-by-3-meter square on Earth using three random words.

The secret behind this power is just a little bit of math.

The next step is figuring out how many words there are in a language, and whether there are enough ordered triples to map the globe.


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