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

52°North @ Firmenlauf 2015

March 27th, 2015 @ 09:35 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in 52°North

Temperatures dropped, the sun disappeared and it started to rain – just in time for this year’s Firmenlauf ! Nevertheless, 52°North showed up with 2 teams for the 5k race. Due to illness and injuries, we had to import help. Thanks to all who helped out! (more…)

52°North SOS 4.2 available

March 20th, 2015 @ 13:01 by Carsten Hollmann
Posted in 52°North, Communities, Sensor Web

A year after the release of 4.0, the Sensor Web community is pleased to announce the

52°North SOS 4.2 Release!

A downloadable zip archive of the release contains the sources, as well as the binaries. Release requirements, installation and configuration information are documented in the 52°North wiki.

Due to some adjustments in the database model, we recommend reading the database update information in the 52°North wiki.


52°North SOS and WPS on OSGeo Live DVD 8.5

March 20th, 2015 @ 11:25 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in 52°North, Communities, Geoprocessing, Sensor Web


OSGeo-Live 8.5
has been released! For this release, geospatial applications have been updated to their latest stable release.  OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual Machine based upon Ubuntu Linux (version 12.04 LTS). OSGeo-Live is pre-configured with a wide variety of robust open source geospatial software. All applications can be trialled without installing anything on your computer, simply by booting the computer from a DVD or USB drive, or running in a Virtual Machine environment. Each featured package is accompanied by both a publication quality one page descriptive summary and a short tutorial on how to get started using it. (more…)

52°North seeks students for GSoC 2015

March 3rd, 2015 @ 13:26 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in 52°North, Communities, GSoC


Once again, 52°North has been chosen to be a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2015 (GSoC)!  The Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Stipend recipients receive $ 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, we have a number of interesing project ideas. Please have a look at

Student Application opens on March 16, 2015 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*.