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Mapcodes are simple,

short and reliable

What are mapcodes?

Mapcodes are a free, open way to make every house or location on Earth addressable by a short code.


With nothing else except your mapcode, for instance, a navigation system will bring someone to within a few feet or meters of your front door.

Mapcodes are short, easy to use and easy to recognise. And they are free. Always.

I want a mapcode...

You can get your mapcodes easily on the map below. Or, if you want to run a business with mapcodes, you can use our open-source software libraries to do so. Free forever.

Try it out! Fill in your address, your zipcode or your latitude/longitude coordinates in the entry box in the map view below. The mapcode is shown below the map.

Mapcode Finder for iOS and Android!

You can download the free Mapcode Finder app for your mobile phone or tablet on the Apple AppStore or Google PlayStore.

entry box

Mapcode stories

Free forever

Mapcodes are free forever. You can use them in any application you want and you'll never need to worry about paying a licence or commercial license terms.


And you'll get full access, always, to our algorithms, source code and documentation. We simply want everyone to be able to use mapcodes. 


The Mapcode Foundation is a non-profit foundation, established in The Netherlands.


The objective of the Mapcode Foundation is to foster mapcodes as a standard of public location encoding, and to provide, support, distribute and stimulate the use of mapcodes, free of charge, as widely as possible.

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