Someone is trying to reinvent the street address and I think it’s about time.
As a professional driver I can attest that street addresses are a less than perfect method to tell someone the location of your business. Sometimes the same address will give you different results depending on which GPS unit you are using.
I don’t know if this will ever catch on but Doug Rinkes in Google’s Zürich office has developed something called Open Location Codes or Plus Codes. These Codes represent regions rather than points, kind of like postal codes, except with a 10 digit code you locate any place on earth as long as it is at least 14 meters by 14 meters (46 feet by 46 feet) even if it’s in the middle of the ocean.
As I write this I am at at Plus Code 87G5PMJM+95.
The Washington Monument in D.C. is at 87C4VXQ7+PW.
Copy and paste these into Google Maps to see where they are.
It’s an interesting system.
To learn more about Plus Codes have a look at OpenLocationCode.com and https://plus.codes.