Web mapping and geocode systems
A geocode is a code that represents a geographic location (or object). Address geocoding (or geocoding) is the process of taking a text-based description of a location, such as an address or the name of a place and returning geographic coordinates. Here are a selection of web mapping, and geocode systems.
Geocode | Wikipedia
Address geocoding | Wikipedia
Amongst other things, Google Maps offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360° interactive panoramic views of streets (street view) and route planning.
Google Maps | Wikipedia
OpenStreetMap is a free, editable map of the whole world that is being built by volunteers largely from scratch and released with an open-content license. Its License allows free (or almost free) access to our map images and all of our underlying map data.
OpenStreetMap | OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap | Wikipedia
Divided into a grid of 3m x 3m squares each with a unique address, What3words differs from most other location encoding systems in that it displays three words rather than strings of numbers or letters.
What3words | Wikipedia
Rescuers question what3words' use in emergencies | BBC News | 1 Jun 2021