About Map Project Addressing solution
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Project 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.
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.