1.Digital Land Registry
The Digital Land Registry is conceptually similar to the World Wide Web's DNS. It creates an authoritative geographic namespace covering the globe that's divided into unique digital land parcels. Publishers link digital content to land parcels NFTs. Browsers resolve linked content by mapping user geolocation to a digital land parcel and its content.
2.Partial Common Ownership
Digital land is administered through a partial common ownership (PCO) system. Land licensors must contribute 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 encourages productive usage of land and creates a sustainable public goods funding model.
Cadastres are the core user interfaces for land licensors—enabling digital land claims, transfers, fee payments, and changes to linked content. Think of them like a domain name registrar site plus a CMS. The founding team has built one instance of a Cadastre, but development of others is permissionless and encouraged.
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.
Geo Web publishers can link content via client-server or peer-to-peer content networks. Utilizing P2P architectures is especially attractive on the Geo Web because browsers seeking the same content will be geographically clustered—increasing network resiliency, efficiency, and censorship resistance.
As a platform designed to enable the next era of the open internet, public goods are at the heart of the Geo Web's founding values and strategy. Idealism only goes so far. So, 100% of the revenue from the Geo Web's PCO land market will be used to fund public goods and create a regenerative ecosystem of investment+building.
We love concerts and sporting events because of the power of shared experience. With the Geo Web, stadiums and arenas can extend this into a new digital dimension.
Tourism & Museums
Augment your favorite attractions with additional educational information, media, and interactions.
Place digital art (non-fungible or otherwise) in your backyard or a public space for all Geo Web browsers to discover and enjoy together.
Create scavenger hunts and gamified check-ins that co-exist with the rest of the Geo Web network rather than in a siloed app.
Real Estate Marketing
Digital land is a valuable complement to any residential or commercial property. Real estate brokers can differentiate their service by ensuring clients claim their space on the Geo Web.
COVID-19 introduced the bane of QR code menus. Open a Geo Web browser at a restaurant and the menu can already be there along with functionality like contactless ordering and live seating wait times.