Mercury Project Solutions partners with what3words

By on 7 June, 2016


Location Information Management firm Mercury Project Solutions is proud to announce it has been appointed Authorised Solutions Consultant (ASC) for what3words projects in Australia and New Zealand.

what3words is a multi-award winning location reference system based on a global grid of 57 trillion 3mx3m squares. Each square has been pre-assigned a fixed and unique 3-word address. This means non-technical people can accurately find any location and communicate it more quickly, more easily and with less ambiguity than any other system.

Even in a developed country like Australia, 89% of its landmass is not addressed. Poor addressing means remote assets are difficult to manage, aid can’t get to the people who need it most, deliveries are missed and local businesses can’t be found. For roadside assistance for instance; 25% of RAC Western Australia call-outs are to unaddressed locations.

Maurits van der Vlugt, Mercury’s Director of Location Solutions says: “what3words is the biggest disruption in location technology since the arrival of Google Maps. We couldn’t be more excited to be supporting the solution in our region.”

“what3words is the biggest disruption in location technology since the arrival of Google Maps.”- Maurits van der Vlugt

With this partnership, customers in Australia and New Zealand can now use Mercury’s local, knowledgeable business consulting services when planning, designing and implementing location-based solutions where traditional addressing does not exist or is inadequate.

Giles Rhys Jones from what3words says Mercury’s capability in solving complex location business problems made them the best choice for the projects.

“Mercury Project Solutions have a wealth of location experience that, when combined with the ability to simple communicate precise locations offers a unique solution in the marketplace,” said Jones.

Mercury Project Solutions is a collective of Independent Spatial Information Consultants founded in 2010. They are operate principally in Sydney and Perth, but also internationally.

Visit for more information.

Meanwhile, w3w have also put the following call out to potential employees who want to help address the world more easily:

“We’ve addressed the world, and looking for phenomenal people to build our global partnerships, design our material, expand our code base, and communicate the power of what3words to the world. If you want to be a part of what we’re doing, please send us a note through – we’re looking for people who are bright, sharp, driven, curious, travelled, detailed and confident. And it’s ok if you come from something utterly different.”

You may also like to read:

, ,


Sign up now to stay up to date about all the news from Spatial Source. You will get a newsletter every week with the latest news.

Spatial data at heart of housing analytics lab
The new UNSW-based lab will provide evidence-driven solution...
Swiss scholarship available for surveying students
Leica Geosystems and C.R. Kennedy are offering an internship...
Geoscience Australia extends NPIC access agreements
The agreements with Queensland’s DTMR, RTKNetwest and Apte...
3D digital twin tech for the Great Barrier Reef
3D AI technology could be set to replace photogrammetry for ...