Saturday, March 17, 2018



Google Maps adds “plus codes”, a simple digital addressing system, to help with navigating to places without clear addresses in countries like India 




Introducing Plus CodesWe have developed an open sourced solution -- Plus Codes -- which represents a simple and consistent addressing system that works across India and globally. This system is based on dividing the geographical surface of the Earth into tiny ‘tiled areas’, attributing a unique code to each of them. This code simply comprises a ‘6-character + City’ format that can be generated, shared and searched by anyone -- all that’s needed is Google Maps on a smartphone. The open source nature of Plus Codes means that applications that uses location services can easily incorporate it on their platforms for free.

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