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Sensor Web Workshop – a successful exchange of ideas

November 26th, 2013 @ 12:01 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in Sensor Web

Last week, Sensor Web enthusiasts met in Münster for a successful 2 day Sensor Web Workshop. Participants shared their versitile implementations of various 52°North’s components, such as SOS and Sensor Web Client. 52°North developers were impressed by the depth of knowhow and creativity! It’s great to see that the use of SWE has spread to a wide spectrum of domains: environmental modeling, air quality, water quality, oceans… In addition to an overall positive feedback concerning the software, the participants discussed their constraints, requirements and needs. Intense discussions focused on keywords such as Sensor Web Client REST API, new lightweight JavaScript client developments, interoperability, INSPIRE conformity, security, data quality, and raster data. Community Lead Simon Jirka now has the job of consolidating the results and tweaking the roadmap!

Stay tuned!

Sensor Web Workshop 2013

Constructive discussions about user requirements @ the Sensor Web Workshop

GSoC Mentor Summit 2013

November 6th, 2013 @ 09:53 by Jan Schulte
Posted in GSoC

52°North successfully completed its second participation in the Google Summer of Code. We are happy to announce that all four students did a really great job in their projects. Thanks to all participants – students and mentors alike! If you have been following the blogs over the course the summer/fall, you will have read about the particular projects previously. (more…)

SOS 4.0.0 RC1 released

October 18th, 2013 @ 10:33 by Carsten Hollmann
Posted in Communities, Sensor Web

The Sensor Web community has published a new beta release – “RC1″– of 52°North’s implementation of the OGC SOS 2.0 standard. The new SOS 4.0.0 contains improved components and new functionality. (more…)

Using NetCDF files as an SOS data source

October 16th, 2013 @ 12:12 by Christian Danowski
Posted in Communities, Sensor Web

Greetings Sensor Web Community,

My name is Christian Danowski and I plan to finish my Bachelor degree in geoinformatics at the University of Applied Sciences Bochum in February next year. Prior to the Bachelor thesis, I had the great opportunity to experience a twelve week internship at 52°North (52N).  I intend to share my experience with you in this blog article.

During the internship, my task was to develop a new data source component for the 52N Sensor Observation Service (SOS) within the context of the European Project GEOWOW. The idea was to use a file system of NetCDF files as a data source instead of a database. Hence the necessary information provided to the SOS is not stored inside a database like PostGIS anymore, but in the NetCDF files itself. In the following paragraphs I will try to briefly explain the background of NetCDF and the steps of the development process.

Graduate School for Geoinformatics – SS 2014

October 1st, 2013 @ 09:12 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in Communities

The Institute for Geoinformatics has just sent out the new call for applications for the Graduate School for Geoinformatics for summer semester 2014. The call is for

  • applications with “open topics”, not accompanying the scholarships and
  • applications for three specific topics funded by the DAAD. The DAAD also fund 2 full PhD scholarships  for non-Germans.


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