GOST - Go implementation of OGC SensorThings API
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GOST (Go-SensorThings) is an IoT Platform written in Golang (Go). It implements the Sensing profile (part 1) of the [OGC SensorThings API] (http://ogc-iot.github.io/ogc-iot-api/api.html) standard including the MQTT extension.

Implementation of the Tasking profile (part 2) and Rules Engine profile (part 3) of the OGC SensorThings API is planned as a future work activity.

The GOST website and blog can be found at www.gostserver.xyz.


GOST is alpha software and is not (yet) considered appropriate for customer use. Feel free to help development :-)


Current release V0.5: 2017-07-17

Binaries are build for Windows, Ubuntu and OSX.


Date Version Features
2017-09-17 0.6 TBD

Docker support

See GOST and Docker


$ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gost/docker-compose/master/docker-compose.yml 

$ docker-compose up

or on Raspberry Pi (experimental):

$ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gost/docker-compose/master/docker-compose-rpi.yml

$ sudo docker-compose -f docker-compose-rpi.yml up

OGC Compliance testing status

GOST is being tested against the OGC SensorThings API Test Suite 1.0 https://github.com/opengeospatial/ets-sta10

Conformance Class Reference Implementation status Test Status
Sensing Core A.1 beta 6/6
Filtering Extension A.2 beta 8/8
Create-Update-Delete A.3 beta 9/9
Batch Request A.4 - Tests not implemented
Sensing MultiDatastream Extension A.5 - Tests not implemented
Sensing Data Array Extension A.6 - Tests not implemented
MQTT Extension for Create and Update A.7 alpha Tests not implemented
MQTT Extension for Receiving Updates A.8 alpha Tests not implemented

Status GOST on OGC site: http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/products/details/?pid=1419

Installation and configuration

GOST installation

GOST configuration


GOST security


HTTP Api: For sample requests (setting up sensors/datastreams/things and adding observations) see the tests in the playground. For a complete collection of working requests install Postman and import the Postman file

MQTT: For getting started with Gost and MQTT for publishing/receiving data see GOST and MQTT - Getting started


  • Complete implementation of the OGC SensorThings spec
  • Test coverage!
  • Frontend
  • Benchmarks
  • Authentication
  • Different storage providers such as MongoDB (Now using PostgreSQL)


Publish observation (MQTT)