Quick Start Requirements

Start publishing, building, and experimenting on the Geo Web today.

The Geo Web network is under beta development. That doesn't mean that you can't start using the Geo Web today to anchor digital content to the physical world though.

The testnet version of the Geo Web is live on the Ethereum Kovan network. Testnet publishing and browsing function just like our mainnet will, but without the economic incentives (freely available test tokens are used to transact in the land market). There are two interfaces that you can start experimenting with on the Geo Web today:

Below are the requirements to begin buying land and publishing on the Geo Web today:

If you encounter any issues, join our Discord server and send a message to the Geo Web team. We can help troubleshoot your setup, send you test tokens, etc. There are no bad questions!

  • Install and setup a wallet in the latest version of MetaMask browser extension

  • Navigate to the Geo Web Cadastre

  • Switch to the Kovan Test Network in your MetaMask extension

Changing the Ethereum network connection in MetaMask
  • Click Connect Wallet button on the Cadastre and follow the prompts in MetaMask

    • The ETH wallet address that you connect via MetaMask will serve as your "Geo Web account" for transacting in the land market

Connecting your wallet to the Cadastre for the first time
  • Follow the pop-up prompts to link an IDX/3ID DID to your ETH address

    • This DID will be used to manage the documents linked to your Geo Web land parcels

Creating and linking a IDX/3ID DID to your ETH address
  • Single-click on an existing parcel or unclaimed coordinate on the map to begin your first transaction

    • For existing parcels, click the Initiate Transfer button in the left panel

    • For new parcels, define your desired parcel shape and single-click again to lock it in

An end-to-end land claim action on the Cadastre
  • If you don't have any Kovan ETH, scroll to the bottom of the transaction panel and claim free kETH from the Kovan Faucet with your Github ID.

  • Complete and submit the required land parcel fields in the transaction panel

  • Sign the triggered MetaMask transaction

  • After your transaction is confirmed on the network, the Cadastre will refresh to display your new Geo Web land parcel

*Recommended, but not required - Install an IPFS node (Desktop or Command Line version) and the IPFS Browser Companion. Running an IPFS node on your machine means that Geo Web content publishing and resolution can be completed peer-to-peer rather than through a centralized gateway.