Internet of Things (IoT): Sensors, Maps & GIS

Internet of Things (IoT): Sensors, Maps & GIS

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Prof. Arup Dasgupta Managing Editor Geospatial Media & CommunicationsThe idea behind the Internet of
Things is to make things intelligent,
programmable, and more capable of
interaction with humans

Prof. Arup Dasgupta
Managing Editor
Geospatial Media & Communications

According to Cisco, the number of devices connected to the Internet exceeded the total population of the world in 2008. Twenty quintillion (1018) bytes of data are being generated every day. According to various projections, by 2020 we will have 50 billion machines, each with their unique IP address, talking to each other. Humans will be downloading about a gigabyte of data every day. At the same time, the number of applications (apps, for the initiated) has become prolific but not persistent because the rapid progress of technology renders many of them obsolete. In short, not only people but things as well have become interconnected. Welcome to the world of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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