52°North completed its third year in a row as a Google Summer of Code mentoring organization. This year we experienced some growing pains. After being thrilled to receive a record number of students – thanks Google for allotting us six (!) spaces in 2014 – 52°North was disappointed that two of the students disqualified themselves within the first few weeks. Nevertheless, we were particularly pleased to work with new mentors from ITC (The Netherlands), Hunter College (USA) and the Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany) and four students this summer. 52°North’s overall goals for the projects were to extend software with strategically promising features and to improve usability of the software.
Once again, 52˚North had the excellent opportunity to participate in Google’s Summer of Code. We had four awesome projects, all of which were quite successful – so a big thanks to all our students and mentors! This was my first year with 52˚North and Google Summer of Code. I am pleased to report that it has been a positive and valuable experience for me and I hope the same can be said for the students and other mentors.
OSGeo-Live 8.0 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…)
Several months after publishing the SOS 4.x developments, the Sensor Web community is pleased to announce the
52°North SOS 4.1 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.
Many thanks to all 52°North SOS contributors for their enhancements and improvements, but also to all users for their feedback! (more…)