Address Maker is a free Android app that lets governments and NGOs easily create addresses using Plus Codes. Previously, creating addresses for a town, village or country could take years - but with Address Maker, organizations can address an entire area in as little as a few weeks or months. Google originally developed Address Maker working together with an NGO (Addressing the Unaddressed) to bring addresses to underserved communities in Kolkata, India. Since then the tool has been used by communities across the globe such as in The Gambia, South Africa, Kenya and the Navajo nation in the United States. Address Maker enables under-addressed communities to quickly and efficiently implement scaled addressing projects enabling better social and economic inclusion and opportunities for all.
With Address Maker it’s easy to:
- Create work areas to be addressed
- Assign work areas to your field team on the ground
- Add roads, streets, alleys and paths
- Generate & validate Plus Code addresses for properties
- Ensure these addresses work well on Google Maps
Platforms: Android app for field operations, web console for project administration (English only)
The app is available through the Google Play app store to approved organizations. To apply, an organization should show that they have the authority and resources to successfully deliver scaled addressing programs in their areas, and that there is a clear addressing need that can benefit from Plus Codes.
Organizations can request access through this form. Applications will be reviewed based on the information provided and our capacity to take on additional partners into this program.