lecture: Challenges of indoor mapping formats
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.