The War of Standards: alternatives to post codes, lat/lon, "here"

system supplier details

1 Maydenhead Locator System / QTH

amateur radio / ham radio free, enigmatic

2 NAC

Toronto based , free, enigmatic

3 geocode.xyz / 3geonames.org ***)

Ottawa based free, enigmatic

4 what3words ***)

UK based

Comparison

proprietary, enigmatic

5 mapcode

TomTom, Nokia etc. free, enigmatic
6 geohash.org   free, enigmatic

7 OpenLocationCode / plus code

Google free, enigmatic

8 xaddress

Paraguay based free, enigmatic

9 eLoc/

mapMyIndia enigmatic

10 zip.pr / digital door number

Hyderabad based proprietary, enigmatic

11 mapta.gs

Bangalore based Bangalore based

12 OkHi

Nairobi based enigmatic

13 Nima

Senegal based enigmatic

14 snooCode

Ghana based enigmatic

15 edress

Lebanon based enigmatic

16 Addressing the unaddressed

Dublin / Kolkata migrated to Pluscode (7)

17 Q-codes

Belgium based proprietary, enigmatic

18 H3

UBER Engeneering hexagones, enigmatic
19 others ISO TC 211  

and many other reinventions of the (squared?) wheel

Just one wheel is round, metrical, local, imaginable, quantified.

Divides the horizon into 12 consumer friendly directions and has all characteristics to be a standard for orientation purposes.

Case-by-case licensing with symbolical fees.

Remark: If the system would be uncontrolled open, immediatly hundreds of "better" standards would arise