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Earth 2

A new, virtual world with endless possibilities

Earth 2 is a futuristic gaming concept for a second earth with Mapbox maps at its core. The team at Earth 2 have created a geographically linked digital grid layer that spans the entire planet allowing people to claim ownership of virtual land in the form of tiles. Earth 2’s platform gamifies the whole thing and provides its users the possibility of buying, selling and/or bidding on virtual land. This segmented digital layer of land consisting of over 5.1 trillion uniquely identified virtual land tiles, approximately 10x10 meters each, spanning the entire surface of Earth. Earth 2’s virtual land increases in value over time based on demand, location and earning potential.


"Earth 2's core concept is all about location, maps and data. We carried out extensive due diligence before choosing to run with Mapbox as they ticked every box and more, and the 'more' is paying off as Mapbox is already helping us with new and amazing ways to compliment our services and deliver a better experience to our users. Working closely with the Mapbox team has been a first-class experience in itself and we look forward to using Mapbox for the long term because these guys know maps and business AND how to make it fun."

- Shane Isaac, CEO, Earth 2

The Earth 2 platform allows people to search, claim, purchase or bid on any piece of virtual land around the world. Users can name the land they purchase in anticipation of a future sale or hold it for future phases of Earth 2.

Mapbox’s maps and geocoding API powers a user’s search for a property to buy on E2. Users claim their properties by posting their home country flag on the tiles they have purchased.