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GIS extensions

Communicate exact locations easily in just three words by adding what3words to your GIS software. It’s easy to set up without writing any code.

GIS Extension FAQs

Adding the what3words ArcGIS Locator to ArcGIS Online is straightforward. Watch the following tutorial for step-by-step instructions: https://developer.what3words.com/tutorial/how-to-setup-the-what3words-locator-for-arcgis-online/

You can add the locator as Content in ArcGIS Online and then make it available to your whole organisation as a Utility Service from within the Organization settings. Watch the following tutorial for a step-by-step guide: https://developer.what3words.com/tutorial/how-to-setup-the-what3words-locator-for-arcgis-online/

The what3words ArcGIS Locator works within apps that connect to ArcGIS Online and accept a custom locator. The locator works with Survey123 and can be used to search and discover 3 word addresses, and add them as a survey question. Watch a step-by-step tutorial here: https://developer.what3words.com/tutorial/how-to-setup-the-what3words-locator-for-arcgis-online-and-survey123/

There are other third party plugins available for many GIS tools, for example, FME and Cadcorp. Our python wrapper makes it straightforward to build a new plugin or build a bespoke workflow. Get started by watching our tutorial for the Python wrapper: https://developer.what3words.com/tutorial/python/

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