Gary Gale, the British geocoding expert and former Director of Places at HERE, has joined the innovative global addressing company what3words as Chief Technology Officer. The boost to what3words’ management team comes as the company enters a new phase of global growth. Gale joins what3words from the Ordnance Survey, the UK’s national mapping agency, where he was Head of APIs.
Gary has worked in the mapping and location space for more than 20 years. Before joining what3words from the Ordnance Survey, he was the geo-technologist at Lokku (where he devised and launched the OpenCage Data geocoding service), and Director of Places and Director of Global Community Programs for HERE. Before joining HERE, Gary led the Geo-technologies group for Yahoo!.