Apple's indoor mapping data format (imdf) was adopted by the open geospatial Consortium (OGC) this week as the community standard for indoor positioning services.Apple announced in a press release on TuesdayImdf has been adopted as a community standard by OGC, which paves the way for accurate indoor positioning data on various platforms.
OGC chief Standards Officer Scott Simmons said in another press release: "OGC is very pleased to see the explosive growth of imdf usage as a simple way to describe the content of indoor space. As imdf is now part of the OGC standard baseline, we look forward to deeper integration with other geospatial standards to address local location requirements. ".
Currently, OGC members apple, Autodesk, ESRI, Google, doitt, Ordnance Survey limited and safe software all propose imdf as a community standard.