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52North @ AGILE

April 26th, 2011 @ 10:24 by Simon Jirka
Posted in 52°North, Communities, Geoprocessing, Geostatistics, Sensor Web

Last week the AGILE 2011 conference took place in Utrecht (The Netherlands). Several members of the 52°North communities were actively involved in the conference by giving presentations or organizing workshops.

Monday was the workshop day of the conference. ESRI organized together with 52°North a workshop on GI Research and instruction mixing commercial and Open Source Tools. In this workshop Bastian Schäffer gave a presentation on coupling the 52N WPS with ArcGIS and the ESRI REST API; Arne Bröring/Simon Jirka talked about Sensor Web projects that make use of commercial as well as Open Source software. The Integration of Sensor-Web and Web-based Geoprocessing was the focus of a workshop of the SWSL group from IfGI. The Testbed research/PTB workshop was also co-organized by the 52°North Geoprocessing Community.

In addition, there were several innovative presentations held by members of the 52°North Communities:

  • Connecting R to the Sensor Web. Daniel Nüst, Christoph Stasch, Edzer J. Pebesma
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as Mobile Multi-Sensor Platforms. Matthes Rieke, Theodor Foerster, Arne Bröring
  • The SID Creator: A Visual Approach for Integrating Sensors with the Sensor Web. Arne Bröring, Felix Bache, Thomas Bartoschek, Corné P.J.M. van Elzakker [manuscript] [final] [slides]
  • RESTful WPS; Thedor Foerster, André Brühl, Bastian Schäffer

52North @ EGU 2011

April 5th, 2011 @ 17:23 by Bastian Schäffer,
Posted in Communities

A presentation about the future directions of web-based processing was given at the EGU 2011 in Vienna. Several aspects on the horizon such as streaming workflows, metadata enrichment with uncertainty, seamless integration of (hybrid) Cloud Computing resources as computational backbone for novel Geoprocessing Services such as WPS are outlined.

Besides processing of geospatial data, a big topic at this year’s EGU ESSI session were WMS Time Viewers.

See an KNMI example here and an EUMETSAT one here.

TU Dresden has also developed a nice WMS time enabled viewer.