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ITU-T Y.4473 (08/2020)

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SensorThings API – Sensing
Recommendation ITU-T Y.4473 specifies the SensorThings application programming interface (API) which provides an open standard-based and geospatial-enabled framework to interconnect Internet of things (IoT) devices, data and applications over the Web.
The SensorThings API is an open standard, and that means it is non-proprietary, platform-independent. It builds on a rich set of proven-working and widely-adopted open standards, such as the web protocols and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) sensor web enablement (SWE) standards, including the ISO/OGC observation and measurement data model. The SensorThings API is extensible and can be applied to not only simple but also complex use cases.
This Recommendation provides a standard way to manage and retrieve observations and metadata from heterogeneous IoT sensor systems. The SensorThings API uses representational state transfer (REST) principles, an efficient JavaScript object notation (JSON) encoding, message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) protocol, flexible OASIS open data protocol (OData) and uniform resource locator (URL) conventions.
Series title: Y series: Global information infrastructure, Internet protocol aspects, next-generation networks, Internet of Things and smart cities
  Y.4000-Y.4999: Internet of things and smart cities and communities
  Y.4400-Y.4549: Frameworks, architectures and protocols
Approval date: 2020-08-29
Provisional name:Y.DPM-ST-API
Approval process:AAP
Status: In force
Maintenance responsibility: ITU-T Study Group 20
Further details: Patent statement(s)
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1 Y.4473 (08/2020) In force