Sensor Web, Geoprocessing, Security & GeoRM, Geostatistics, Semantics, 3D, Ilwis, Earth Observation

52°North SOS 4.2 available

March 20th, 2015 @ 13:01 by Carsten Hollmann
Posted in 52°North, Communities, Sensor Web

A year after the release of 4.0, the Sensor Web community is pleased to announce the

52°North SOS 4.2 Release!

A downloadable zip archive of the release contains the sources, as well as the binaries. Release requirements, installation and configuration information are documented in the 52°North wiki.

Due to some adjustments in the database model, we recommend reading the database update information in the 52°North wiki.


52°North SOS and WPS on OSGeo Live DVD 8.5

March 20th, 2015 @ 11:25 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in 52°North, Communities, Geoprocessing, Sensor Web


OSGeo-Live 8.5
has been released! For this release, geospatial applications have been updated to their latest stable release.  OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual Machine based upon Ubuntu Linux (version 12.04 LTS). OSGeo-Live is pre-configured with a wide variety of robust open source geospatial software. All applications can be trialled without installing anything on your computer, simply by booting the computer from a DVD or USB drive, or running in a Virtual Machine environment. Each featured package is accompanied by both a publication quality one page descriptive summary and a short tutorial on how to get started using it. (more…)

52°North seeks students for GSoC 2015

March 3rd, 2015 @ 13:26 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in 52°North, Communities, GSoC


Once again, 52°North has been chosen to be a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2015 (GSoC)!  The Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Stipend recipients receive $ 5.500,- for 3 months of  successful software development for 52°North. A mentor from a 52°North partner organization supervises the student during this period.

As such, we now look for students who are interested in writing code for various 52°North projects. If you are interested in writing code for software developed by the 52°North communities, we have a number of interesing project ideas. Please have a look at

Student Application opens on March 16, 2015 at 19:00 UTC – but the discussion can start right now!

This summer, flip bits not burgers with 52°North!

Any questions? Please contact Jan Schulte ( or join us at ** *#52north*.

External Semester at 52°North

January 9th, 2015 @ 10:30 by JanaKlemp
Posted in Communities, Metadata Management, Sensor Web

I am a student in the Master’s Program Geoinformatics at the University of Münster. The  Master’s program requires an external semester to gain practical experience. It is possible to either work in a research project at the university or have an internship in a governmental or industry institution. I chose 52°North because I like the idea of creating open source software. Open Source software is more accessible than closed software, in that it is possible to further develop and extend the software, so more people can contribute to it and benefit from it.

During this semester, I will work on two different projects. One project deals with the implementation of an extension for a metadata editor to simplify the search for sensors. In the second part of the semester, I will work on the enviroCar project. The enviroCar project provides a platform to visualize and analyze car data and discover more about driving behavior. (more…)

exploring culinary horizons

December 31st, 2014 @ 11:51 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in 52°North, Communities


This year’s Christmas party at the LandGenussWerkstatt required 52Ners to push their culinary talents and tastes to the limit. Divided into 4 groups, we cooked and baked ourselved a delicious four course meal. The exquisite intermediate course won the favor of all! (more…)

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