When we talk about fighting poverty, it’s usually a discussion about access – to education, healthcare, clean water, micro-finance, even mobile phones and the internet. These hurdles however difficult we know what needs to be done , at least in principle. One issue however which often gets over looked not just by the governments but even by the NGOs and people often struggle for the lack of it - an address
While developed world has proper addressing system , with street names and clear sign boards , around 4 billion people in this world suffer from inadequate addressing system.
Lack of address creates havoc to these poor who already face many problems on a daily basics, people struggle to stake a property claim, take out low-interest credit or run a successful business.
Without an address you are effectively living out the civilized world as you have no property rights or even the ability to receive a simple letter from bank.
The fundamental problem with the current government sanctioned addressing is that, it doesn’t come at low cost like the many modern internet applications. Unfortunately there are billions of people in the world who are stuck in situations where their governments simply don’t have the political and economic will to give their citizens a proper address
Once people have an addresses it has an instant impact: suddenly, people can own land, make contracts, trade beyond their neighborhood, and become a bank customer.
In developing countries, introducing an address system is seen as an important foundation and booster for economic growth.
While using GPS co-ordinates is easy, its not easy to remember a 10-digit number at all for anyone, Maptags however provides a refreshing alternative to this.
Maptags is an address shortening revolution, where in your long, complicated address will be turned into short url or keyword, with precise latitude and longitude details attached to it, which can act as a your address forever!
So your big bad confusing address can be turned to something like: mapta.gs/xy and ‘xy’ will be a unique tag like your email, nickname, brand or anything you like.
With Maptags anyone can simply locate where their house is, best of all address it to their ‘favorite word’ , hence providing a sense of ownership right away.
Maptags is an effective solution not just for the poor but also for the rich and can form a single global addressing standard and has over 11 different uses in everyday life
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