The Logistics of a Live Event

The Logistics of a Live Event

Putting on a festival or event is like creating a small town, with the associated infrastructure - food, housing, sanitation and entertainment. But festivals are often held where there are no streets, no addresses and no postcodes. That’s where One Plan’s integration with what3words fits in.


In the run up to an event, event producers can use 3 word addresses (see also picture above) within One Plan to discover and save the whereabouts of infrastructure, people resources or any other items associated with their event.


As the event takes shape, key assets - stages, vendors, service centres, storage tents, VIP areas - can be easily identified with just 3 words within One Plan.


Large venues and sites can also capture the unique 3 word address within One Plan for every entrance and exit gate.



Managing incidents safely

Events can pose a challenge for emergency services, who need to maintain order and deal with incidents quickly.


Medical tents and service centres can be accurately identified in One Plan, making it easy for festival goers to find them. In the event of an emergency, first responders can also easily communicate their 3 word address location within One Plan, so that support teams know where to find them.



Finding friends and facilities

Locating your friends, a food stall, a particular stage, or even your tent at a festival can be problematic. The job becomes trickier still when there is limited phone and data reception. Around 80% of calls or texts at festivals are along the lines of “Where are you” and “Where shall we meet?”


what3words resolves these issues instantly. The 3 word addresses within One Plan of stalls, stages and services can be printed on flyers or in event programmes. Friends can quickly share their whereabouts or agree a 3 word meeting point. And individuals can identify the 3 word address of their tent the moment it’s pitched, so they’ll always find it again.


One Plan makes for happier festival goers and better organised events. And because the service works offline, even remote locations, congested networks or poor phone signals pose no barrier.


The One Plan planning tool is fully integrated with what3words. what3words is a global addressing system. It has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. what3words provides a precise and incredibly simple way to talk about location. And it means everyone and everywhere now has an address.

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