Microsoft to Build ‘World Graph’ IoT Index With TomTom and HERE

Microsoft wants to build a new “world graph,” an index of devices and objects, their locations, and how they are interconnected. Using the graph, the company envisions that internet of things (IoT), smart city and connected car technology providers will incorporate location-based data into their platforms, enabling a new generation of intelligent services with a sense of place.
To move the process along, it has partnered with leading mapping technology companies, namely TomTom, HERE and Esri the software giant announced.