Tuesday, December 8, 2009
OGC Hosts Indoor Location and Floor Plan Standards Forum
On December 8 in Mountain View, California, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) held a special session of the OGC 3DIM (3D Information Management) Domain Working Group to bring together professionals representing standards development organizations and activities working on encoding standards for indoor location and routing, floor plans, and other built environment information. Such standards are needed for applications such as emergency management (EM), outdoor/indoor navigation, and augmented reality. Among the groups represented were the OGC, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) GeoPRIV Working Group, the Open Floor Plan initiative, the OASIS EM Technical Committee, buildingSMART allianceTM, the Korean Spatial Awareness initiative, and the ISO TC 211 Dynamic Position Identification Scheme for Ubiquitous Space (u-Position) activity.