About map project Address system

When will Addresses by Map Project be available in my country?

Updates will be available in our news section, and you can follow our work on LinkedIn and Facebook. If you want to be among the first who use the system, please email hello@mapproject.se to sign up for the beta version. We will send you a notification when it is available for download.

Can I get an address right now, if not when?

You will soon be able to create an address. If you would like to be one of the first to sign up and test our system in your area, please email hello@mapproject.se to get notified as soon as the beta version is available.

If you are representing a company, organization or authority and would like to partner around the utilisation of addressing, please email hello@mapproject.se.

What can I use the Map Project addresses for?

Like any address attempts to do, map project addresses allow you to indicate exactly where you live or where you are, where you come from and where you are going to. We want to make it easy to share and talk about your position.

You will be able to create a complete, precise and easy to use address. You can save, keep and share it whenever you want. It will be useful in order to get access to new goods and services and in contact with companies, organisations, and authorities.

What is the map address like?

A Map Project address consist of available address data and user corroborated content. It helps bridging the traditional landmark navigation with modern addressing system, as well as a verification layer that ensures the address accuracy.

What is more, the Map Project address is easy to save, keep, share and use.

What about you, what is your address? Can I visit you?

We are often out and about; talking to partners, potential customers, testing our product etc. However, we are part of KTH Innovation incubator and have a homebase at KTH main campus at Östra Station, in Stockholm, Sweden. Contact us to meet up.

About map project

Who is behind Map Project?

We are a team passionate about improving basic fundamental addressing infrastructure. We are based in Stockholm and have a connection to KTH – The Royal Institute of Technology, where we work/have worked and/or study/studied. We are currently supported by KTH Innovation through participation in the pre-incubator.

Check out who is part of our team, supporters and advisors.

Are you a company or not-for-profit organisation?

We are incorporated as Map Project Sweden AB, – a company with a social purpose. To us, being a company is a means to an end, and the best vehicle for growth of our global initiative. Our lie on transformational change and providing opportunities for the 4 billion people who currently do not have an adequate address. We do however believe that our company will provide a good investment opportunity in the near future.

You are so few, can you really make it on your own?

We are not alone! We are lucky to be part of KTH Innovation pre-incubator, based in the middle of one of the most developed tech ecosystems – Stockholm, Sweden. To our help we also have well-connected and experienced advisors and a large support network.

As any startup, we are dependent on support of others. We have the ideas, the drive and soon the application, but we need financial support for further development of product and business model.

We are always looking for talented team members. Do not hesitate to get in touch at jobs@mapproject.se!

Why are you doing this?

We have ourselves experienced how difficult it is to find your way and arrange practical matters when there is no common way to talk about a specific place. These challenges exist to a varying degree in most countries. Locals often know, but if you are visiting a village or town far away from your neighbourhood it is difficult to find your way efficiently. We believe that new technology enables us to fast track development in the field of address infrastructure, and have decided to try and do something about it!

About addresses

Do people really need addresses in the 21st century?

There is so much more to having a complete, precise and easy to use address that provides your exact location. Registration and identification is largely dependent on having an address. An address is instrumental when applying for an ID card, a bank account or getting access to public services. Without an exact address an individual cannot be located fast and efficiently in case of an emergency.

How come 4 billion people are still affected by inadequate addressing?

Creating address infrastructure, signposting streets and processing new labelling needs are costly processes. It takes time, money and political will and coherence. Despite the many initiatives undertaken to support the development of such infrastructure, it often stops at city level and often does not reach every corner of a country.

But this must only be a problem in really poor countries?

Complete absence of street names, numbers and postcodes are more concentrated to low and middle-income countries. There is also a big difference between urban and rural areas, and of course informal settlements close to the cities. In addition, in some countries buildings are labelled according to the time and order in which they were built, and not in a logical sequence following the streets. This makes navigation difficult, especially for people not living in the area.

In Sweden,  properties on islands in the archipelago often lack proper addressing with street names and numbers, instead each property has a given name, which may not be all that easy to use for navigation.

Donation, support and job opportunities

You are a company, why should I donate?

Everybody needs someone to believe in them in the beginning. We have passion, drive and the ideas. We have worked thousands of hours without getting paid! We need financial support to further develop our product and business model. If you want to be part of our story, you can help us out! No matter how big or small. Get in contact to donate.

How can I support you?

If you want to help out, please get in contact. We are always looking out for talent and engagement. Please contact us!

I am looking for an internship?

We are happy to take on interns with the right attitude and drive. Just send us the following information:

  • CV
  • What you are looking for
  • Why you would like to do the Internship at Map Project.

Please upload your CV and cover letter here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Do you have any vacancies?

We are always looking for talented people! Send us your CV and cover letter using this link. We look forward to hearing from you!

What will you pay?

We are a startup, so we cannot pay real grown up salaries yet! However, for the right person we will be willing to discuss stock options.

Investment opportunities

Can I invest in Map Project now?

We are looking for seed money at the moment. So if you are a philanthropist or impact investor do not hesitate drop us a line.

How can you convince me that this is a good investment opportunity?

We believe that there is great potential for our product to make a big difference and spread globally. However, we also believe that like ourselves – as an investor – you know that this is a high risk, hard to do task. We have all been willing to give up having full-time jobs, work for free and make this happen. Our investors are likely to be willing to take a higher risk than usually, have a long-time focus and may also identify themselves with philanthropy!