Use Google Maps’ Plus Codes To Share Your Location Easily.
Finding and submitting addresses on Google Maps is already a simple process. You can share your address link or tell the address to anyone so they can easily find and find. However, there is one small problem: sharing the address in the traditional way is a little awkward, and in some cases even imprecise. An estimated two billion people in the world have no place to share easily. Now with plus codes, exchanging addresses is easier than ever. Let’s see how to create your own.
What are Plus codes?
Plus Codes are a new addition to maps that use latitude and longitude coordinates to create “digital” addresses, even in areas where there is no traditional address. In short, Plus Code is a 6-digit code next to a city, country or state, as well as the country name. Think of it as a unique address that the computer can interpret more easily.
For example, here’s the location of the Hollywood sign: 4MMH + J9, Los Angeles, California.
Taj Mahal: 52GR + 3V Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
This Plus code is accurate and you can even search for codes on Google or Google Maps like a normal address. Plus codes give addresses to everyone everywhere, allowing them to receive packages, contact emergency services, register to vote and can improve people’s lives. The technology behind this is open source and free of charge for any map service that can be used just like Google Maps.
How to find your Plus icon on Google
Finding and sharing your location’s Plus code is easy. Just open the Google Maps app and tap the blue dot representing your current location. You can find the Plus code at the top, just click on it, copy and share.
Look for Plus codes for others
To find the plus code for other locations, you can simply search for the address in the Google Maps app, or put a pin anywhere and look for the plus code in its details.
Anyway, not only Plus Codes, What3Words is another service that works the same way, instead of giving a 6-digit code, its digital address works with 3 words with dots in between. But unlike Plus codes, Google Maps doesn’t support What3words.
Because Plus codes are so accurate, you can now share your location anywhere and people can find it easily. What’s more, with a digital address, more people will be able to access things like banking and emergency services, receive personal mail and delivery, and help people find and maintain their business. And since they are also open source, we hope more applications and services can use this technology and make it more popular.
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