Open Geospatial Information Network

The Geo Web is building credibly neutral infrastructure & public goods funding flywheels for the spatial computing era:

A high-level diagram of the Geo Web's network architecture

1.Digital Land Registry

Think of the Digital Land Registry as a domain name system for digital space in the physical world. It creates consensus for AR publishing by dividing the globe into unique digital land parcels. Publishers link digital content to land parcel NFTs—like a 3D website. Browsers resolve linked content by mapping user geolocation to a digital land parcel & its content.

2.Partial Common Ownership

Digital land is administered through a partial common ownership (PCO; aka Harberger tax) system. Land licensors pay an ongoing fee to the network based on their self-assessed value of the land. Any one can buy a digital land parcel by paying the self-assessed value to the current licensor. This system helps bootstrap productive use of land & creates a sustainable public goods funding model.


Cadastres are the core user interfaces for land licensors—enabling digital land claims, transfers, fee payments, & geospatial content publishing. Think of them like a domain name registrar site plus a CMS. The founding team has built one Cadastre, but development of others is permissionless & encouraged.

4.Spatial Browsers

Like a traditional web browser, spatial browsers offer a universal interface for digital experiences. They use GPS (and other geolocation systems/sensors) rather than URLs to navigate the network. Geo Web browsers can be canvas-based (smartphones & watches) or field-of-view (camera lens & glasses). Development is permissionless.

5.Content Layer

There are no explicit restrictions for how publishers link content to their land parcels from the registry—standards can emerge & evolve. Soon the default method supported by the core team will be an Autonomous Worlds approach that maximizes accessibility & composability. The global state of the AR world will be onchain while large media files can be stored on P2P storage/retrieval networks.

6.Public Goods

As a platform designed to enable the next era of the open internet, public goods are at the heart of the Geo Web. 100% of the revenue from the Geo Web's PCO land market is used to fund public goods & create a regenerative ecosystem of investment+building. We recently built & launched the world's first Streaming Quadratic Funding round. This is how public goods can outcompete the monopolists.

Calling All Builders

The Geo Web is an open source, public good project. All developers, designers, writers, creators, & contributors are welcome:

There's an Augment for that...

Augments are the "apps" of the Geo Web. Still easy for users to install (in 3D space!), but more freedom to innovate for developers.

Coming 2024 (Post-Dencun Ethereum Upgrade)

The base view of the Geo Web iOS browser - an AR view through the camera.
Selecting an augment to publish on the Geo Web iOS Browser
Searching for an augment to publish on the Geo Web iOS Spatial Browser
Details of an augment on the Geo Web iOS Spatial Browser
Importing a new augment to the Geo Web iOS Spatial Browser
Editing a Shape augment on the Geo Web iOS Spatial Browser
Half list view of nearby augments on the Geo Web iOS Spatial Browser
Full list view of nearby augments on the Geo Web iOS Spatial Browser
Half map view on the Geo Web iOS Spatial Browser
Full map view on the Geo Web iOS Spatial Browser

Public Goods are Good

This project has been bootstrapped entirely through grants. You can support our work by claiming Geo Web land or donating here: