Sherlock integrates with location technology, what3words

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with what3words today.

The new integration adds to Sherlock’s industry-leading suite of mapping technologies designed to pinpoint address search accuracy.

what3words is an easy way to identify precise locations. Every 3 metre square has been given a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. So, for example, if you were visiting Sherlock’s London office, you could simply type ///early.gasp.deflection to get directions to the exact entrance.

Use cases for what3words

If a customer gives lengthy or confusing directions to their pick-up or drop-off location then a what3words address could be useful. Scenarios to consider include:

-A hospital drop-off with multiple entrance points
-Construction sites such as HS2 in the UK which are yet to be properly addressed
-Sports or entertainment stadiums (many of which list what3words addresses for various entrance points already)
-Rural locations with larger postcode areas
-Countries with ‘patchy’ listed addresses / incomplete address databases

Using what3words, in conjunction with Sherlock’s suite of industry-leading mapping technologies means that your customers won’t be negatively impacted by driver routing issues and delays, leading to both better customer satisfaction and increased efficiency across your fleet.

Here’s what the team at Sherlock think:

Mike Tobin, Sherlock Business Director.
We are delighted to be partnering with what3words, a location technology that will improve the experience for both operators and customers, while helping the business drive efficiency. what3words will be another arm in Sherlock’s industry-leading technology that combines various mapping technologies to provide our customers with the greatest levels of accuracy.

Adam Ross, Technical Sales & Implementation Manager.
This integration is really exciting for Sherlock customers and going to really improve accuracy for drivers, allowing them to easily pinpoint exact pick-ups in rural locations.

Get in touch today for more information: Call +44 (0) 20 3214 5110 or email