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OGC proposes Apple’s IMDF map format for smart city and IoT usage

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has announced that it is considering adopting Apple’s Indoor Mapping Data Format (IMDF) as a community standard, which would provide it with a way to map indoor environments, as part of the OGC’s work to create an ecosystem for rich location services. Maps often come across as fusty, really quite boring, but they are a crucial intermediary for people and things. To this end, if we want to move into a hyperconnected world, we need to be able to properly locate and then interact with the connected things out in the wild, whether that means moving swiftly through smart cities, controlling smart building applications, or simply having a more productive shopping trip. Maps are the…

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