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Welcome Google Summer of Code 2014 Students!

April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:01 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in Communities, Geoprocessing, GSoC, ILWIS, Sensor Web

52°North is pleased to welcome the following students to work with us closely this summer on five Google Summer of Code projects!

  1. Sensor Data Access for Rasdaman, Simona Badoiu (Romania)
  2. Using the ILWIS framework for geo-data capture with a mobile application, Bouke Pieter Ottow (Netherlands)
  3. Proposal for Access Control User Interface for SOS Servers, Dushyant Sabharwal (India)
  4. enviroCar App UX Design, Rahul Raja (India)


Digital Earth: What the hack? CfP

April 3rd, 2014 @ 08:40 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in 52°North, Communities

This AGILE 2014 Workshop on advancing co-creation in smart cities takes place on June 3 in Castellón, Spain.

For more than five years, hackathons, hack days, hackfests and the like have been revolutionising software development all across our planet. However, hackathons only succeed if they are well prepared. They need a well-defined focus – including available data sets, programming language and operating system to be used, challenges to be addressed, etc. (more…)


April 2nd, 2014 @ 10:45 by Benjamin Pross
Posted in Communities, Geoprocessing

Two weeks ago at this year’s FOSSGIS conference, I presented some news regarding the 52°North WPS project and also about the OGC WPS standard.

News from the WPS project

I talked about the move to GitHub and the new project procedures that accompany this move.

I also presented the lightweight JavaScript WPS client that was developed in the GeoViQua project.
You can find more information about it here: wps-js.

I showed the new admin application that was developed during last year’s Google Summer of Code.
This was presented in several blog posts before and will hopefully be included in a future WPS release.

The next topic was the current developments in OGC Testbed (OWS) 10, namely the RDF (Resource Description Framework) provenance encoding that was developed within the project. To learn about the basics of provenance in our context, you can have a look in this OGC Public Engineering Report(ER). The ER sums up the developments of the previous testbed, where we implemented XML-based provenance information as addidtional WPS output.