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52°North seeks student applications for the Google Summer of Code 2014

February 25th, 2014 @ 08:58 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in Communities, GSoC


52°North is thrilled to be chosen once again to be a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2014 (GSoC)!  The Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. In honor of the Google Summer of Code’s 10th anniversary, Google has upped the student stipend 10 %. Thus, the stipend recipient receives $ 5.500,- for 3 months of  successful software development for 52°North. A mentor from a 52°North partner organization supervises the student during this period.

As such, we now look for students who are interested in writing code for various 52°North projects. If you are interested in writing code for software developed by the 52°North communities, please have a look at

Student Application opens on March 10, 2012 at 19:00 UTC – but the discussion can start right now!

This summer, flip bits not burgers with 52°North!

Any questions? Please contact Jan Schulte ( or join us at ** *#52north*.


February 21st, 2014 @ 17:33 by PaulBreen
Posted in Sensor Web

Javascript is a very popular programming language. Once started to make web sites more dynamic, it has grown into a powerful and fast language, with several runtime environments (client- and server-side!), and support for procedural, functional, object-oriented, and modular programming  paradigms. How cool is that?  Moreover it is easy to learn and the basics are very simple. But most importantly, it can be executed by any web browser today! Therefore it naturally is used widely also in 52°North communities, and the Sensor Web community is no exception. However, for many good reasons, the existing Sensor Web browser client utilizes Google Web Toolkit (GWT), which compiles Java to browser-specific Javascript, and utilizes server side rendering.

But wait, today you will find an alternative to explore time series data from the standardized Sensor Observation Service (SOS): SOS.js. (more…)