what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. what3words is a free software application that provides a three-word location of where you are based on a GPS connection. It has divided the earth into 10 ft. squares and assigned each one a unique set of three words. It means any location in the world can be communicated with just three words. For example, the what3words address for Goat Island on Lake Gaston is: ///stream.hayrides.providers
If you are meeting friends, have engine problems with your boat, or lost your paddle while kayaking, what3words app is an easy way to share your exact spot on the lake. And it’s fun! If you arrive before others, snap a photo and use the app to add the exact three-word location onto the pic! Download it today!
what3words has provided their software to 911 emergency call centers to aid dispatchers in identifying your precise location so help services can be dispatched.
Lake Gaston Water Safety Council
The LKG 911 Community Task Force has partnered with the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council in an effort to help each other disperse information. The LGWSC will be including our LKG 911 Task Force Help packet with their packet of water safety information that is provided to Lake area realtors which are given to all renters on the lake as well as all new homeowners.
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 93, LKG NC/VA
Flotilla 93 serves the Lake Gaston area of North Carolina and Virginia. This all-civilian organization serves the boating public through public education, vessel safety checks, and water patrols. The USCG conducts Boater Safety Classes and participates in search and rescue operations to aid distressed boaters. The LKG 911 Community Task Force is pleased to partner with this organization in supporting the Lake Gaston boating community.