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Re: International Postcode system using Cubic Meters - CubicPostcode.com

From: Daniel Alexandre <bicomplex@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 04:24:13 +0100
Message-ID: <CALr=J3A7OEdfBXJfwobzRS2=VsqR+svqiPKptgBXCRLGO8ANyQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Cox, Simon (L&W, Clayton)" <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>, semantic-web@w3.org
Thanks. I know about what3words, sure, but it is a proprietary system.
Also, the words get clunky and there are many languages that don't use the
English alphabet making it much more clunky. Algorithms are much more
widely used and better for a universal, compact and unambiguous system.
Also, my proposed cubic postcode includes all places on Earth
volumetrically, not just the surface and creates an interesting aesthetical
appeal for monument architectonical creations.
Also if we used 22 algorisms strings for everything, including phone
numbers, we would not need international prefixes in our phone numbers. We
could use these 22 algarism strings for everything, including phone numbers
without prefix, etc. as described in the cubicpostcode website.

What3words is interesting but slightly flawed. Being proprietary makes it
more likely to be widely adopted as they can afford advertisement and
infrastructure development. But still, I think this system is much better.
Simple, compact, universal and elegant.

Thanks a lot for the Discrete Global Grid (DGG) hint. Never heard about it
before.

On Wed, 17 Jun 2020 at 03:52, Cox, Simon (L&W, Clayton) <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>
wrote:

> Suggest you look at what3words which is already doing similar on 3m*3m
> squares.
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> And DGGS – in particular the rHealPIX variety – has a more algorithmic
> approach to the identifiers – nested to whatever resolution you need,
> around level 11 would match your requirement.
>
>
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> *From:* Daniel Alexandre <bicomplex@gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:41
> *To:* semantic-web@w3.org
> *Subject:* International Postcode system using Cubic Meters -
> CubicPostcode.com
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> Hello, I have some ideas to share about an international postcode system using cubic meters. Each postcode location would be quite small, that is, the size of a cubic meter. Each postcode location would be a cubic in a grid of cubes with an edge of 21 million cubes. This would total 9,261,000,000,000,000,000,000 cubes. All cubes would be numbered, using 22 algarisms (21m^3= 22 digits).
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> The website is on github, you can visit going to: CubicPostcode.com
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> This would have many applications and particularly cool with augmented reality, semantic web and new ways of world mapping for propriety register and real estate.
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> 9,261,000,000,000,000,000,001 to 9,999,999,999,999,999,999 could be codes used for moving items, like
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> telephone numbers, ISBNs, RFIDs or IP addresses. Everyone would get used to this string codes of 22 algarisms.
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> Looking for someone that could collaborate with me in the algorytm design and code implementation.
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> Work in progress with a little script in Python that converts cube number into XYZ cartesian coordinates, In case you might be interested we have also HTML5 / JS code to convert GPS <-> XYZ cartesian coordinates in meters. Here: https://github.com/cubicpostcode/LLA_ECEF_Conversion
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> Daniel Alexandre, BEng(Hons)
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> London, UK
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> bicomplex@gmail.com <bicomplex@gmail.com?Subject=Re%3A%20International%20Postcode%20using%20Meter%20Cubes%20-%3E%20Earth%20Cubic%20%20Spacetimestamp%20(ECS)&In-Reply-To=%3CCALr%3DJ3CrBr4VvkuQ-YrL%2BYX0WMGBO03TSzOvicg1QzGY1dVUBw%40mail.gmail.com%3E&References=%3CCALr%3DJ3CrBr4VvkuQ-YrL%2BYX0WMGBO03TSzOvicg1QzGY1dVUBw%40mail.gmail.com%3E>
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> CubicPostcode.com
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