OGC SensorThings API - Open IoT Made Easy
This presentation will introduce and demonstrate the OGC SensorThings API. The OGC SensorThings API is a new Open Geospatial Consortium standard that provides an open and unified way to interconnect the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, data, and applications over the Web. Unlike the traditional OGC standards, SensorThings API is very simple and efficient. At the same time, it is also comprehensive and designed to handle complex use cases. It builds on a rich set of proven-working and widely-adopted open standards, such as the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, including the ISO/OGC Observation and Measurement (O&M) and Sensor Observation Services (SOS). The main difference between the SensorThings API and the OGC SOS is that the SensorThings API is designed specifically for the resource-constrained IoT devices and the Web developer community. As a result, the SensorThings API follows the REST principles, the use of an efficient JSON encoding, and the use of the flexible OASIS OData protocol and URL conventions. We will also demonstrate several real-world applications of the OGC SensorThings API in emergency management and smart cities. In addition to introduce the specification, this talk will also demonstrate an end-to-end IoT application based on the open source libraries of the SensorUp SensorThings platform.