OGC SensorThings API is an open standard for the Internet of Things cloud

OGC SensorThings API provides an open and unified way to interconnect IoT devices, data, and applications over the Web. SensorUp SensorThings platform is world’s first and the most advanced OGC SensorThings API implementation.

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Data from all your different sensors, accessible in a single platform

SensorUp makes information from all different kinds of sensors accessible in a single platform, by using open standards to connect the sensors. Our IoT Platform is the world’s first, most complete, compliant implementation of the OGC SensorThings API.

SensorThings API was purpose-built for IoT, and manages low power, low bandwidth, and intermittent connectivity situations. The standard is REST-based and JSON encoded, so it’s developer friendly. Our easy-to-use APIs and SDKs can be understood and worked with in very little time.

Interoperability, Guaranteed!

Your connected application is better when multiple IoT devices work together. SensorUp breaks down barriers between IoT systems and lets information flow freely in your organization. Ultimate extensibility and flexibility!

ISO/OGC Standard Compliant

Worry about choosing an IoT platform that will be obsolete next year? Unlike existing proprietary IoT platforms, our platform is based on international, interoperable ISO and OGC IoT standards, and has much lower risks of becoming obsolete and no vendor lock-in.


Our Open Geospatial architecture let you integrate your IoT applications with existing GIS and GeoWeb infrastructure effortlessly. No matter your IoT application is for indoor or outdoor applications, we’ve got you covered.

Explore the Possibilities

See different applications based on SensorThings Cloud

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  • Choose the devices that work for you, combine their data in one place, and rest assured that the technology you depend on will not disappear: Open standards-based, using OGC SensorThings API, so you can exchange data more easily, avoid vendor lock-in, and enjoy longer product lifecycles
  • Get started right away, and easily: Ready-to-use platform and easy-to-use, developer-friendly experience with our APIs and SDKs
  • Get the most out of your location-based information: Best-in-class, expert geospatial capability, including indoor and outdoor, geographic and topological, current and historical locations, etc.

“77% of surveyed IoT experts claimed that Interoperability is the biggest challenge currently facing the Internet of Things”

IoT Nexus Report

Sense Your Smart City: Connect Environmental Sensors to OGC SensorThings API

This webinar will be a hands-on tutorial showing you the steps connecting environmental sensors for your smart city application using the OGC SensorThings API standard specifications.Read More

Comparison of SensorThings API and Sensor Observation Service

In this tutorial, we will discuss the interoperability between OGC SOS and SensorThings API. In summary, OGC SensorThings API can interoperate with SOS at both the data level and service interface level. Read More

Citizen Sensing With SensorThings

Explore this practical use case, and see how it maps elegantly to SensorThings entities.Case study: Arctic Citizen Sensors.Presented by Joseph Chang, Senior Developer at SensorUp.Read More

Getting Started

Steve Liang introduces the SensorThings API — the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) candidate standard for the Internet of Things (IoT). He describes the broad reach of IoT, and the power of connecting sensor data. He also introduces SensorUp’s Platform (sensorup.com) the first implementation of the SensorThings standard.Read More

Retrieve real-time readings from OGC SensorThings API

This is a short tutorial explaining how to retrieve the latest reading from a datastream. The static information can be retrieved with OGC SensorThings API via HTTP. The dynamic information can be retrieved with OGC SensorThings API MQTT.Read More

Visualize Your Smart City: Build a Real-Time Smart City Dashboard for SensorThings API

This webinar will be a hands-on tutorial demonstrating the steps to construct a real-time smart city dashboard. The dashboard will use OGC SensorThings API as the data source. Read More

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Our Solution

Connect your sensors

Use our Quickstart Guide to begin connecting your sensors using the GUI, and/or learn to use our API. Alternatively, contact us for a custom sensor and network discovery with personalized connection service.

Model your data

Data from your connected sensors is automatically modeled in OGC SensorThings API standard when you use SensorUp’s STA Platform. This gives you fast access, intelligent contextual information, and interoperability with as many different sensing systems as you need.

Get answers

Use our easy API and SDK to access your sensor data. It’s JSON encoded, easy to access, and designed to put critical information at your fingertips, faster. If coding isn’t your thing, you can contact us for custom application development.