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I applaude the effort - but there are plenty of places where this falls apart. The most glaring I can think of is Nicaragua - where addresses are described based on landmarks:

Eg "From the Calvario Church, 1 block south, half a block east"

http://vianica.com/nicaragua/practical-info/14-addresses.htm...




To be fair, a lot of things fall apart in Nicaragua.

I remember visiting some distant relatives in Sweden and the directions we got were all "take the 3rd light down, and then you'll pass the park, swing a right..." There were road names, my great-aunt just didn't know them. It worked, but it was not a great system.




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