Soar is a decentralised global super-map of the world built on blockchain technology. The super-map will include access to all mapping systems including daily satellite imagery feeds, high-resolution aerial sensors from planes and crowd-sourced drone content. All connected in a secure, trustless and distributed blockchain community.
The first stage of the implementation of Soar will be the creation of a marketplace for:
- Drone content including still images, video, aerial maps and other specialist drone content
- Aerial Imagery; and
- Satellite content
The Soar marketplace will allow drone operators and aerial imaging companies to directly upload and sell their mapping content to other Soar users anywhere in the world. The Soar marketplace has the potential to allow an exponential increase in the value of mapping data and drone content by realising the untapped financial potential of underutilised content. Furthermore, by securing the integrity of mapping content metadata via smart contracts, Soar automatically and transparently publishes the location, time and equipment used to capture content onto the blockchain. The use of blockchain technology validates the authenticity of the content to ensure the integrity of drone content and fight problems such as ‘fake news’.