GEODNET: Global Earth Observation Decentralized Network

Mike Horton, David Chen, Yudan Yi, Xiaohua Wen, and James Doebbler

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: This paper explains some design and architecture decisions around the GEODNET network and the GeoDAO decentralized autonomous organization, which aims to create and operate a truly decentralized public GNSS reference sensing network. This paper covers the motivation of the network, the capabilities of current and future reference stations, the blockchain and GEOD token mechanics, and how the network powers applications ranging from climate change monitoring to real-time centimeter-accurate positioning.
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