Countrywide Address System

Snowball

Elder Lister
It about time Kenya comes up a proper and official address system that is logical and can be adopted as the official address every square meter of the entire country. This whole business of describing an address is primitive and time wasting. If we don’t have the capacity to come up with such a system, then we should not reinvent the wheel but adopt “WHAT THREE WORDS” it is simple and it works. Hii maneno ya “iko hapo nyuma ya Sarit Center kwa Karuna Road ama School Lane…hapo—hapo..tu!” would have been usefu 200 years ago, not today, not now.
 

upepo

Chief Lister
It about time Kenya comes up a proper and official address system that is logical and can be adopted as the official address every square meter of the entire country. This whole business of describing an address is primitive and time wasting. If we don’t have the capacity to come up with such a system, then we should not reinvent the wheel but adopt “WHAT THREE WORDS” it is simple and it works. Hii maneno ya “iko hapo nyuma ya Sarit Center kwa Karuna Road ama School Lane…hapo—hapo..tu!” would have been usefu 200 years ago, not today, not now.
Physical addresses may no longer apply in our case since new residences keep popping up every month. A digital addressing system, like WHAT THREE WORDS or something along those lines, is the way to go.
 

Snowball

Elder Lister
The bill is already in parliament... And it had already landed in "senate"

We are a society that thrives on joyride of meetings, workshops, seminars, team-building, planning commissions and committees with peri diems in hotels far, far away but nothing comes of it with a notable exception funeral committees that really accomplishes something. I doubt this accomplish anything other that a nicely bound shinny recommendation report and a long line of per diem and logoT-shirts.
 

Snowball

Elder Lister
Physical addresses may no longer apply in our case since new residences keep popping up every month. A digital addressing system, like WHAT THREE WORDS or something along those lines, is the way to go.
The system should be holistic in such a way that every space with or without a building there is a location address. e.g if an address is: 44KL-NW1977-A4 then it should give an idea like. 44 is coast province, KL is kilifi county, NW is the orientational division of Kilifi County 1977 is the plot no. or a subdivision of a plots, A4 is the apartment number or house number . Something to that effect.
 

upepo

Chief Lister
The system should be holistic in such a way that every space with or without a building there is a location address. e.g if an address is: 44KL-NW1977-A4 then it should give an idea like. 44 is coast province, KL is kilifi county, NW is the orientational division of Kilifi County 1977 is the plot no. or a subdivision of a plots, A4 is the apartment number or house number . Something to that effect.
We need a system that is human friendly, future proof, and readily convertible to GPS format, just like what3words.
 

bigDog

Chief Lister
We are a society that thrives on joyride of meetings, workshops, seminars, team-building, planning commissions and committees with peri diems in hotels far, far away but nothing comes of it with a notable exception funeral committees that really accomplishes something. I doubt this accomplish anything other that a nicely bound shinny recommendation report and a long line of per diem and logoT-shirts.
You may have good reasons to believe that. However, this issue of addressing/geocoding is an issue that CS Mucheru knew and cared about while he was still a Googler - area za meusium hill. I'm surprised he took this long to get that bill in parliament.

This is a technical issue and just like automation of land registers, it will move very fast once the law is in place.
 
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Berlin

Chief Lister
We are a society that thrives on joyride of meetings, workshops, seminars, team-building, planning commissions and committees with peri diems in hotels far, far away but nothing comes of it with a notable exception funeral committees that really accomplishes something. I doubt this accomplish anything other that a nicely bound shinny recommendation report and a long line of per diem and logoT-shirts.
I loathe meetings.

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