What to expect as a Map3 Node?

Hyperion Technology and Service Architecture
Hyperion decentralized map architecture is divided into three layers as a bottom up triangle structure–Atlas Chain Layer, features spatial consensus protocol and Elastic Spatial Sharding; Service Layer, including full-stack map services and products, such as map production service MapRush (dMapper), decentralized map service network Map3 (dMap) and Hyperion Marketplace, which publishes Location-Tradables for users to query using the native MapChain (Hyperion Blockchain)SmartContract; and Application Layer that generates consumer-facing map applications such as Titan - a user privacy protection map product.

Decentralized Map service network Map3(off-chain network)functions as similar to Bitcoin Lightning Network, which aims to solve the real-life application requests efficiently. Map3 aims to converge a multi-layer geospatial information and metadata into an open-source OneMap, that is built based on a decentralized map service protocol, to provide integrated and fast map data distribution.

Map3 network comprises core and edge network. Core network contains reliable source of map information, while edge network functions as a high-speed data distribution network. Edge network is currently available for users via Aliyun or AWS to join with one-click as edge nodes anytime at ease.

The increasing nodes will improve the service level of localization map data distribution with low-latency and high-availability at a global scale

Since Map3 nodes are randomly distributed throughout the decentralized P2P network, they share the network advantages such as native security and privacy-preserved features.With the capability of users’ privacy protection, Map3 also prevents centralized institutions to track enterprise users’ trajectory, behavior and profile. The Map3 system scalability also affords to deal with trillions of data requests per day.

Map3 nodes are categorized into Atlas Nodes and Map3 Nodes, as complied with Hyperion Architecture.

Map3 Edge Nodes (off-chain nodes)
An Edge Node functions to distribute map data in Map3 network. We have outlined four advantages for users to be an edge node as follows.

  1. It strengthens data distribution, to be capable of serving enormous data requests
  2. It enables fast data distribution, by allowing localized data services with increasing volume of edge nodes
  3. It improves better emergency response capacity with decentralized nodes
  4. It uses idle home computer resources, such as excessive bandwidth, to provide low-cost network services with increasing value of data.

In short, the low-latency, low-cost, high-availability and secure map services generated by pervasive nodes will attract global demands for map data requests by business users or App/dApps, who will bring value to Map3 network. Hyperion’s official guide for Chinese domestic users to deploy edge node at Aliyun can be found at . Your node deployment experience can be shared at Hyperion Forum (talk.hyn.space)

Map3 Core Nodes (off-chain)
A Core Node aims to build a highly reliable, feasible and trusted map network with datamaintenance function.It distributes specially-requested data either in private or public, adds value to the data requested, and gets rewards according to the frequency of data service it provided.

Atlas Nodes (on-chain)
Atlas is a Spatial Consensus Blockchain built based on spatial consensus and Elastic Space Sharding. Atlas nodes which contribute to the security and performance of Hyperion MapChain will receive sustainable rewards. The access to Atlas Nodes will be closely dependent upon edge nodes and core nodes deployment. The rewarding mechanism details of Atlas Nodes will be announced when built.

Hyperion Team dedicates to build up the very first idea of One Map for the World, to converge the scattered Geospatial Information and metadata to one spatial data infrastructure. We need your support to go further.

Hi ya.Thanks a million for the full coverage.Very informative we like it a lot.Really looking forward all the activities…Are there any timelines for the nodes/implementation…I am sure you guys are aware but lot of other players like FOAM,XYO,Platin are on the same space(not identical but they are)…and looks like Hyperion is falling back on schedule…I own a node and just trying to understand what timelines are you guys looking at…Thanks

Hi, great to hear the article helps. It is vital if users understand the whole picture behind Hyperion design before joining as a node. also I agree with what you said, the team is currently foucing on developing Map3 network for better real-life application experience in the future, we’ll soon launch a test dApp to prove our vision. I believe our products will show the difference XD