OGC, InLocation Alliance and i-locate Project seek input on use cases and benefits of indoor positioning


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Release Date: 
Thursday, 21 January 2016 UTC

21 January 2016 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), the Inlocation Alliance (ILA) and the i-locate Project invite you to contribute to a survey on use cases and benefits of indoor positioning.

Kirk Burroughs, Board Chair of InLocation Alliance stated that "the indoor positioning market is currently translating the successful use cases of "outdoor" GPS based positioning indoors, and has the potential to deliver significant benefits to both application users and application providers. ILA is reaching out to the various industries, from retail to transportation, from healthcare to emergency services, etc., where indoor LBS can be a transforming technology."

The survey is intended to provide the three organizations with a current snapshot of the requirements of different stakeholders (within and beyond OGC and ILA members), so that the organizations will have an up-to-date overview of the market for indoor positioning. The survey results will be published in a joint ILA and OGC white paper that will be available to the public.

The survey is available online at this address: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X6Im1nlzph6mNc9vPiuymmROLoM8U4w6kgvuiyErdvc/viewform?usp=send_form

All responses will be treated as anonymous and the resulting analytics will be checked to ensure that no company can be identified based on the published analysis. Multiple answers from affiliates of the same company are allowed and encouraged.

The deadline for filling out the survey is February 11, 2016.

The InLocation Alliance, a Federation Member program of IEEE-ISTO was formally established August 2012. The InLocation Alliance is an industry collaboration dedicated to promoting indoor positioning solutions that directly benefit the industry and users of indoor location services and solutions on mobile devices. Visit the ILA website at http://www.inlocationalliance.org.

Coordinated by Trilogis Srl based in Rovereto, Italy, the i-locate Project helps extend current open standards to support indoor/outdoor Location Based Services based on sound privacy and security policies. The i-locate public geoportal collects, makes discoverable and makes accessible as Open Data indoor spatial information about publicly accessible buildings. i-locate provides the first reference implementation of the OGC IndoorGML Encoding Standard. The i-locate project is co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the ICT-PSP (Information and Communication Technology Program).

The OGC® is an international geospatial standards consortium of more than 515 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/.