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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 AnnHitchcock
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…)

Google Summer of Code 2014 Wrap up

December 9th, 2014 @ 11:26 by AnnHitchcock
Posted in Communities

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.

Read more in Google Summer of Code Wrap up…

GSoC Reunion 2014

November 17th, 2014 @ 10:23 by Carson Farmer
Posted in 52°North, GSoC

GSoC 2014

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.

T-Shirt wall with 10 years of mentor T-Shirst (courtesy of Chandan Singh -

T-Shirt wall with 10 years of mentor T-Shirts (courtesy of Chandan Singh –


OSGeo Live DVD 8.0 available

September 10th, 2014 @ 07:46 by AnnHitchcock
Posted in Communities, Geoprocessing, Sensor Web



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…)

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