Bringing geocaching and location check-ins to the Geo Web
“Proof of location” claim systems (like FOAM has been working on) aren’t here yet and GPS is easily spoofed, so to create Geo Web geocaching and check-in experiences that aren’t arbitrarily subverted we need to get a little creative.
The newly proposed Physical Backed Token (PBT) standard might provide a good tool to combine with native Geo Web functionality for such use cases.
The PBT standard proposes using an embedded chip to enable “scan-to-own” integration between the digital (NFT) and physical (physical objects).
Geo Web landholders could embed chips like those offered by KONG into “immovable” objects within their parcel to serve as a verifiable location claim (these chips are NFC and require immediate physical proximity). The chip could be tied to an NFT where ownership corresponds to the current “King of the Hill” or a cache.
The Geo Web spatial audio and/or visual content could create context and immersive experiences around the check-in/claim location including providing hints to find each chip.