I attended the Point Cloud City Funding Opportunity webinar delivered today by NIST – very impressive. It sounds like a tremendous opportunity for entities that are interested in indoor mapping and location based services. NIST is encouraging public/private partnerships to form and submit grant applications.
Here’s the notice of the funding opportunity.
As part of this effort NIST is requiring that those who receive grants become involved with the Global Cities Team Challenge. This is an organization focused on smart city technology.
The Public Safety Communications Research division of NIST has money to spend and they are serious about committing it. They have a newsletter that will provide information on their many activities.
I strongly urge you to have a look if are interested in mapping 3D interior spaces.