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lecture: Challenges of indoor mapping formats

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New data formats for mapping the indoor spaces of buildings have been appearing lately - the shift from Autocad files to BIM systems and the adoption of OGC IndoorGML should mean a better standardization of the data.


The reality from the trenches is somehow more grim - indoor mapping data is still in silos, hasn't seen any big breakthroughs in creating and editing, and most of the challenges remain.


Sometimes a format or specification covers a very specific and non-general use case, and sometimes the generality of a format incurs in a great overhead for every simple use case. Sometimes new concepts are really old concepts from a different industry but with a new name.


This talk will review what's good, what's bad and what's ugly with indoor mapping.