OGC Standards for the Internet of Things - a Workshop

A public workshop on the Internet of Things (IoT) was held on 30 November 2011, in conjunction with OGC meetings. The goal of the workshop was to explore the role of OGC in the broader development of the Internet of Things. Relevant OGC topics include location, sensor webs, spatial models and location-enabled services.

Presenters and presentations

 Workshop Overview
George Percivall, OGC
 FI-Ware Architecture for IoT
Dénes Bisztray, Nokia Siemens Networks
 Indoor localisation and tracking
Thomas Kolbe, TU-Berlin
 Requirements for IoT from the Environmental and Geospatial domain
Denis Havlik, AIT, Austria, Technical coordinator of the ENVIROFI project
 Open GeoSMS to IoT
Kuo-Yu Slayer Chuang


Recommendations for OGC

Promote the use of existing OGC standards in IoT activities of other organizations.

  • OGC standards for Location and SWE are already being used in IoT. This is occurring with little direct involvement by OGC members.
  • Increase participation in industry events relevant to IoT to increase awareness of OGC, e.g., Mobile World Congress, M2M/ETSI, IoT Meet-ups.
  • OGC standards beyond SWE and location are relevant to IOT e.g., WFS, GML, CityGML, GeoSMS, GeoXACML, PUCK. For a comprehensive list see “OGC input to ITU IoT Standards Roadmap”, OGC Doc 11-170.

Initiate new OGC standards development directly tuned to IoT and Web of Things.

  • Initiate an OGC Web of Things standardization activity suitable for consumer IoT devices, e.g., REST interface. Involve existing IoT companies to get broad adoption.
  • Apply OGC information models to IoT “thing-level” abstraction, e.g., SWE.
  • Develop an eMobility GML schema based on the Ballade data model.

Increase OGC implementation activities that advance standards in IoT

  • Coordinate with other standard developing organizations, e.g., ITU, W3C, OMA.
  • Participate with projects implementing IoT, e.g., FI-Ware, SenseBox
  • Investigate requirements to implement IoT in OGC Testbeds.