For a long time, a feature that has been overlooked by many users, or ignored completely hidden in Google’s map service Google Maps: the Plus Codes. In 2014, these Codes were conceived as a so-called Open Location Code in a Google office in Zurich – you should simplify the Navigation around the world and have the stuff to make addresses unnecessary.

Each Plus Code is made up of six or seven letters and numbers, as well as a place names. Alternatively, there is a way of writing the ten letters and numerals, which made the specification of a place superfluous. Four letters of a Plus to have a place first, a coarse Grid of 100 × 100 kilometers, the 14 × 14 meters, is created by the way the letter boundaries of the site closer to a – for each square area as their own Code.

Google Maps: Plus Codes, replace the address

Plus Codes are meaningful, wherever one works, there is no (sufficiently accurate) addresses. The strokes to a secluded country, but also Parks, forests, or large places. At all of these places make it easier for Plus Codes, to transmit an exact location accurately, without the need for bulky coordinates. Who wants to go out on a large open space with friends, you can specify the location with a Plus Code.

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