Welcome to LocaPoint Official Site!
What is LocaPoint ?
LocaPoint is the state-of-the-art location pointer code that can express any
location of the world, only with 12 letters.
Statue of Liberty
You can say prompt answer, "10:35" or "16:45" to the question, "What time is
it". But, can you say a prompt answer to the question, "Where is it" ?
You may use Address, Landmark, Direction, or Map. But there is no prompt way to
answer - before LocaPoint came.
LocaPoint can be used in anything that need to show a location.
- Directory/Travel Guide/Restaurant Guide
- Blog/Travel Diary
- Real Estate information
- and More....
Advantages of using LocaPoint
LocaPoint has a unique format - ”Letter, Letter, Number” , that leads a three
First, you can easily recognize that this is a information regarding a
location by this format, as you do for "***@***.com" as email address, or
"http://****" as URLs.
Second, the pattern of "Letter, Letter, Number" helps you to cognize, read,
tell, listen, input, or remember. If a code has no pattern, or is totally
random, you may have a difficult time to use it.
Third, LocaPoint unique format is also "Detectable" for a computer. Computer
can detect LocaPoint as a "location information" and can automatically start a
GIS application, such as Map or Navigator.
Here is a simple program to do it.
By clicking this, every LocaPoint that is
written in plain text will be "Linkify" to GoogleMaps with specified location.
Samples of LocaPoint:
Statue of Liberty, New York, U.S.A
- Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Japan
London Eye, London, U.K.(UL4.MZ7.GB4.TN7)
St. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Colosseo, Rome, Italy
Is LocaPoint valuable even in Non-Digital Media ?
Yes, LocaPoint is designed to be easily used in non-digital
media. If you have a Map with LocaPoint-Grid, you can easily locate a place by
LocaPoint. See following example.
Example LocaPoint: SW8.HQ9.CS2.PQ9 (Statue of Liberty,
The first and second part, "SW8.HQ9", is called "Area Code" and shows rough
location on earth. See following Map.
Figure: Area Code SW8.HQ9 Shows rough location
The third and fourth part, "CS2.PQ9", is called "Local Code" and shows
pinpoint location in Area. The precision of Locapoint is less than 1 meter (3
feet). See Following Map.
Figure: Local Code "CS2.PQ9" shows pinpoint location in Area "SW8.HQ9"
Can it convert to Latitude and Longitude?
Yes, LocaPoint is a converted latitude and longitude. It needs simple
calculation to Encode and Decode, so it is very easy to implement LocaPoint in
existing GIS (Geographic Information System). See Specification in detail.