What is the Woosmap for what3words API

Add what3words capabilities to your address search.

  1. What is what3words?
  2. How to find your what3words address
  3. How can customers find their what3words address?
  4. What is Woosmap for what3words API?
  5. Use Cases
  6. Getting Started
  7. How-To
  8. API Reference

The Woosmap for what3words API allows you to benefit from the combined power of what3words and the Woosmap Localities service.

What is what3words?

what3words is a free technology that allows you to communicate location easily. The world has been divided into 3 x 3 m squares, and each one has been given a combination of 3 random words, a what3words address. For example, ///filled.count.soap is the entrance to the what3words head office in London.

How to find your what3words address

Open the what3words app. Tap the arrow icon above the satellite mode, to find your current location. The what3words address will display at the top of your screen Please wait for the blue dot to stabilise to ensure you have the most accurate what3words address. The location accuracy is dependent on your device’s GPS signal, which can be imprecise and constantly updating. It will be more accurate when you are outside with a clear view of the sky.

How can customers find their what3words address?

Many people already know the what3words address of their front door, so are ready to enter it, just like a street address. Anyone can find a what3words address via the online map at what3words.com or the free what3words app. They should first search their street address, then select the exact 3m square of their delivery location – often a specific entrance, or safe place like a garden shed.

What is Woosmap for what3words API?

This API is a drop in replacement of what3words API but hosted on Woosmap Platform, with the addition of an endpoint leveraging the power of Localities API to convert a what3words address into a street address, bringing address level accuracy to what3words.

Use Cases

Easily get postal addresses for 3 word addresses, convert coordinates to 3 word addresses. In addition, it features a powerful AutoSuggest function, which can validate and autocorrect user input and limit it to certain geographic areas.

Getting Started

We have some examples to help you make your first requests here


We have created a detailed guide on how to take a what3words address (with autocomplete) and get a list of possible street addresses.
Available here.

API Reference

The complete OpenAPI Reference doc for the API.

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