Map Aggregation Platform (MAP) is a conceptual decentralized protocol that enables the gathering and sharing of geospatial data through the blockchain. To create this map, the community contributes mapping information that is used to build a digital representation of the world. To enrich the map, the community embeds location-specific information on the world’s digital representation. With this digital representation of the world, anyone can build high-quality and accurate location-based applications and services on top of the MAP blockchain. The MAP blockchain would ultimately allow for an interoperable “write once, use everywhere” model.
Map Key Information
|ICO start||25th Sep 2017|
|ICO end||10th Oct 2017|
|Distributed in ICO||60%|
|Average price||0.35 USD|
|Price in ICO||0.3700 USD|
|Whitepaper||Click Here For View Whitepaper|
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The Game Change Team Behind Map
Who is building MAP?
Map Aggregation Platform, LTD., a Cayman Islands exempted company, is building the MAP protocol, which will receive contributing information from the community to build the MAP. Providing a consensus based, always up-to-date map of the world requires nuance that crosses an array of fields and disciplines. To meet this challenge, the MAP team is comprised of computer vision doctorates, blockchain experts, augmented reality pioneers, mapping professionals, and large scale mobile application developers.
Why decentralize mapping data?
As Map know, an accurate 3D map of the world has purpose beyond safe autonomous vehicle navigation, and cross-platform persistent augmented reality content; it can facilitate innovation, democratize the development of location-based applications and services, and establish a transparent reading and writing of your Earth’s information. Mapping on the blockchain is a way for restore agency and ownership in the creation and usage of your maps, without third party control or censorship.
In addition, when mapping data is gathered and stored in a decentralized fashion, it allows for data generation that reflects the world’s changes. This is great for companies or products that must keep up with a world that is constantly changing. Mapping data is also sizable, which becomes resource intensive to process at a global scale. Adopting a decentralized, open source protocol lifts this burden by changing the distribution of mapped and stored data.
Community mapping is impractical
Community cartography can be unreliable and impractical, but with Map, community cartography would be a simple and intuitive process. Anyone can be part of creating the open map of the future. Current consumer grade mobile devices can now gather 3D information about the world around them. If a user engages an augmented reality (AR) app with the MAP SDK installed, they can gather and submit 3D mapping data as they go about their session, without ever disrupting their experience.
The Map protocol would consolidate the individual perspectives of millions of devices to create a 3D map that enables every device to understand exactly where they are in the physical world. Once a device is positioned and oriented in the world, as an example, users could then engaged with persistent AR experiences.
What do I get for contributing to MAP?
To generate a tangible incentive for community cartography, the Map network proposes fixed rewards for submitting mapping data from any place to the MAP Blockchain. However, it should be noted that it is in everyone’s best interest to contribute to a genuinely open sourced 3D map of the world. By having everyone contribute mapping data to a genuinely open map, not only can use what they contribute, they can use the contributions of millions of others, which is a larger and more helpful data set than what anyone alone can map of your ever changing world.