What3words translator

What3words translator

This is an easy interface that communicates with https://what3words.com/ and allows the user to convert from the traditional latitude and longitude coordinate system to the 3 word address system.

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What is What3words translator?

What3words Translator is an easy-to-use Firefox add-on that allows users to convert between latitude and longitude coordinates and the 3 word address system. It features a popup interface, automatic replacement of coordinates with 3 word addresses, and caching of translation results.

Stats date:
Users: 81 ▲ 1
Rating: 4.00 (1)
Version: 1.1 (Last updated: 2020-03-21)
Creation date: 2020-02-16
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • tabs
  • <all_urls>
Size: 22.22K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Popup features:

  • Takes 3 word address input and converts to latitude, longitude
  • Takes latitude and longitude input and converts to 3 word address
  • Automatically opens tab showing location on maps when translating
  • Configure add-on behaviour
Additional features:
  • Automatic replacement of latitude, longitude to 3 word address in tabs - tested with google maps, and bing
  • Caches translation results, making it is faster since there is no need to ask API again
How to use the popup UI When converting from a 3 word address to coordinates, write the words separately in the 3 textboxes at the top, or the address (e.g "///beeline.scandalous.bruisers") in the orange textbox underneath. Tab or space bar can be used to select the next textbox. Press the enter key to translate. By default, a new tab on maps will open showing the location.

Translation from coordinates to a 3 word address is performed similarly. Write the latitude and longitude in the bottom textbox (e.g "37.743413, 15.031307") and press enter.

The add-on settings can be accessed by clicking the arrow at the very bottom of the popup. Uncheck the first two check boxes if you do not want a new tab to open with the location on a map when you use the popup to make a translation.

Leave the last checkbox checked if you would like the add-on to automatically replace most instances of latitude, longitude in your tabs with a 3 word address. For example on google maps you will see "///beeline.scandalous.bruisers" instead of "37.743413, 15.031307"

User reviews
It works well - type in the 3 words, and it brings the location up on google maps. A darn sight better than other w3w extensions that don't work at all with firefox 93
by Tim S, 2021-10-28
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Risk impact

What3words translator is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install What3words translator if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

What3words translator has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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