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

Simple Features for protobuf and others

June 1st, 2017 @ 13:14 by Malith Withanage Don
Posted in 52°North, Communities, Geoprocessing, GSoC, Sensor Web

The Simple Feature Access Specification is a common standard that is widely used in geoinformatics for exchanging spatial features. It defines a common storage and access model for spatial vector geometries used by geographic information systems. Efficient serialization of this spatial data is a vital requirement in Spatial Data Infrastructures and Geoprocessing applications. (more…)

Caching for Sensor Web REST-API

May 31st, 2017 @ 10:13 by Anton Egorov
Posted in 52°North, GSoC, Sensor Web

There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.

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Caching is a common technique to improve the response time of a data source. A cache is a temporary storage for a most often acquired data. Caching is widely used in a proxying software such as Squid. The caching of network responses can provide a huge improvement to the response time. The latency of a network resource is much more greater than of a memory or a disk resource [Fig.1]. That’s why the caching is a “must-have” feature of network proxies.

Fig.1 Comparison of a memory and network latency

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52°North @ Firmenlauf 2017

March 24th, 2017 @ 11:09 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in 52°North

In spite of the dampness and cool temperatures, it was actually great running weather for this year’s Firmenlauf this past Saturday. 52°North showed up with 2 teams for the 5k race. Once again we had some great results! Team 1 came in eighth among the Mixed Teams and Team 2 finished with an honorable 85th place among the Men’s Teams (see results below)!

Congrats to all!!! (more…)

Handbook of best practices for open ocean fixed observatories

March 7th, 2017 @ 16:11 by Christoph Stasch
Posted in 52°North, Communities, Sensor Web

The FixO3 project has recently published the “Handbook of best practices for open ocean fixed observatories”. It describes optimal ways for users to implement fixed stations in an open ocean region. Download the handbook for free.

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Final WaterInnEU project meeting and upcoming E-Pitching event

January 26th, 2017 @ 12:33 by Christoph Stasch
Posted in Communities

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Exploiting EU Water Research Project Results

52°North attended the final WaterInnEU project meeting on January 24th/25th in Barcelona, Spain.

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