Making a Fair Launch Claim

Instructions for making Geo Web parcel claims during the fair launch period.
The Geo Web was initiated with a 30-day fair launch auction on December 15, 2022, at 17:00 UTC.
This auction format requires the user to make a one-time ETHx payment to the Geo Web treasury (based on the current auction price) in addition to the ongoing partial common ownership licensing requirements.
Let's take a look at this transaction flow for making a fair launch claim:
1. Navigate to the Geo Web Cadastre ( or Connect your web3 wallet.
View of the Earth on the Geo Web Cadastre
The whole world is at your fingertips on the Cadastre. The current fair launch auction price is shown in the header.
2. Search for, zoom, and/or pan to the location where you want to make a parcel claim. Click once on the map to establish a corner of your desired parcel shape (Please be patient as the grid renders. We'll make performance improvements over time
View of the start of a parcel claim on the Geo Web near the Eiffel tower.
Starting a parcel claim at the Eiffel Tower. Pending parcel claims show as yellow rectangles in the Geo Web Coordinate grid.
3. Move your mouse and pan the map (click and hold) as needed to expand your parcel to the desired size and shape. Parcels are currently limited to rectangles with 3,000 or fewer Coordinates. Parcels also cannot exceed 200 coordinates North-to-South or East-to-West. Click a second time to lock in your shape:
A view of a user-defined parcel shape for a claim at the Eiffel tower.
Geo Web parcels are user-defined, but with practical restrictions for market and technical reasons.
4. Once your parcel shape is locked in, you can enter a name and URI link for your prospective parcel in the Transaction Panel:
A view of a fair launch claim on the Geo Web at the Eiffel Tower with user entry of a name & URI link to the parcel.
Giving your parcel a name and URI link are two extremely simple content-linking use cases for Geo Web parcels.
5. Next, enter your For Sale Price (in ETHx) for the parcel. This value should represent the value that you would be willing to sell this parcel for (it can be adjusted later). This price must be greater than or equal to the Current Required Bid shown in the Dutch Auction Details section and in the header:
Entering the For Sale Price during a fair launch claim on the Geo Web--the value entered must be greater than the current auction bid.
During the Dutch auction, your For Sale Price must be greater than or equal to the current required auction bid.
6. The ongoing Network Fee you are required to pay is proportional to the For Sale Price that you enter. This is a key requirement of partial common ownership. You'll pay these Network Fees by opening and maintaining a per-second ETHx stream to the Geo Web treasury. The Transaction Summary shows the details of the three payment components required to make your claim: the fair launch claim payment, an ongoing payment stream, & a stream buffer.
Network Fees are proportional to entered For Sale Price and are paid via an ETHx steam. They collected in addition to the one-time payment required by the fair launch auction.
7. All payments and streams in the Geo Web land market are made in ETHx—a super token-wrapped version of ETH. If you don't have enough ETHx to complete the claim transaction AND maintain a non-zero balance for a reasonable period of time (streams deduct from your balance every second!), then you can Wrap ETH to ETHx by clicking the corresponding purple button in the Transaction Panel and then submitting a transaction with the desired value in the modal:
The Wrap ETH to ETHX modal allows you to prepare your ETH for use in the Geo Web's streaming payment land market. Make sure to maintain a non-zero ETHx balance so your streams & parcels aren't foreclosed!
8. ETHx is an ERC-20 extension token. Token spend allowances and streams must be explicitly authorized to complete your claim. Click the dynamic teal Allow... button to authorize the required one-time token transfers (fair launch claim payment, stream buffer) and/or stream (Network Fees). The triggered transaction(s) in your web3 wallet must be accepted and confirmed on-chain before proceeding. For security purposes, we default to only authorizing the exact amounts needed to complete the claim:
The teal "Allow" button will show the authorization transactions required for the claim and their progress as you complete them in your web3 wallet.
9. After all required authorization transactions are confirmed, the Claim button will be enabled. Click the green Claim button in the Transaction Panel then review and confirm the transaction in your web3 wallet. Note that the auction claim payment is constantly decreasing. You'll only transfer the amount of ETHx corresponding to the auction value at the time your claim transaction is confirmed on-chain.
This parcel is ready to be claimed!
10. Success! You are a Geo Web landholder. Once your claim transaction is confirmed on-chain, the Cadastre will fetch these updates from the Geo Web subgraph and content layer and display the new state (again, patience is appreciated with the web3 stack). You can now begin linking content to your parcel via the Media Gallery. You may also return to the parcel to edit your For Sale Price and Network Fee streams as needed:
This user now controls the space on the Geo Web at the Eiffel Tower!