Plus Code, A digital addressing solution
Plus Code is a digital address given to every house in the slum. It uses latitude and longitude to produce a short, easy-to-share alpha-numeric digital address that can represent any location on earth. This location code can be used on Google Maps and will allow slum residents to access services such as postal, emergency services, gas cylinders & other online services. It can also direct individuals or service providers to the nearest amenities such as water standposts, electrical posts, community Toilets, manholes, etc. within the slum. Additionally, City Municipal Corporations will be able to provide basic facilities like water, sanitation, electricity, etc. to every household accurately, and people of the settlement can connect with the Municipal Corporation for the repair of public facilities in the settlement.
Shelter Associates has partnered with Google to bring this unique and powerful solution to the urban poor residing at the informal settlements of the city.
Below are some pdfs of our projects that you can download :Plus Codes, A digital Address to Slums Comprehensive Report on Project Plus Code with Google & UNICEF Plus Code Generation Flow Chart Plus Code Chitrakatha Article:Addressing India's slums