GPS technology has come a long way since it was first introduced to the public. Today, it's almost impossible to imagine life without the convenience of being able to navigate to any location with just the touch of a button. However, despite its widespread use, GPS accuracy is still limited to within a few meters. This may be sufficient for everyday navigation, but what if you need more precise location data? Enter GEODNET.
GEODNET is a company that is using token incentives to roll out wireless networks that improve GPS accuracy to the centimeter level. By setting up a MobileCM Space Weather Station, users can participate in the network and earn GEOD tokens for their contributions. But how does it all work?
The GEODNET network combines the idea of a blockchain with a CORS network, or Continuously Operating Reference Station network. A CORS network is made up of a network of fixed GPS reference stations that are used to calculate and provide high-precision GPS positions. By incorporating blockchain technology, allows for a decentralized network of users to contribute to the CORS network, increasing the number of reference stations and improving GPS accuracy.
Participating in the GEODNET network is easy and straightforward. To start, you'll need a few things: access to a roof with a clear view of the sky all around, stable WiFi (no Ethernet option yet), and a place to put the MobileCM Space Weather Station indoors. It's important to note that a clear view is defined as an angle of 10º and above in a circle around where you plan to deploy the antenna. Anything solid in that path above 10º, such as buildings, trees, or hills will block the view and cause issues and performance issues.
However, a few interfering factors like space weather, atmospheric disturbances, and “multi-path” reflection of the satellite signal off buildings or other obstructions can introduce errors to accuracy by changing the signal path from satellite to your receiver. This means that even with a clear view, there may still be some errors in the GPS signal.
It's worth noting that GEODNET is not the only company exploring the use of token incentives in wireless networks. The Helium Network, for example, has paved the way to demonstrated the potential of tokenized radio coverage. You can check out other projects in the Token Incentivized Physical Infrastructure Networks ecosystem.
In conclusion, GEODNET is leading the way in the development of wireless networks that use token incentives to improve GPS accuracy. By setting up a MobileCM Space Weather Station and participating in the network, users can earn GEOD tokens while helping to increase the precision of GPS technology. As the demand for more accurate location data continues to grow, GEODNET's innovative approach is sure to be a game changer.