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

Statistics for OGC Web services – Final report

August 21st, 2015 @ 11:19 by Csaba Lestar
Posted in 52°North, GSoC, Sensor Web


The project goal is to collect statistics about how the clients use their SOS (Sensor Observation Service) deployments. The data is collected in an Elasticsearch database. If you would like to read more about this proposition, please read the project’s first blog post. You can read about the performance and a couple of design decisions in the second blog post.

Demo video

OGC Statistics Demo

Live demo server

SOS instance and the Kibana interface (more…)

3D Connection Maps

August 20th, 2015 @ 07:40 by Adhitya Kamakshidasan
Posted in 3D, 52°North, GSoC


The Google Summer of Code for the year 2015, is over! And that was fast!

With the help of my August mentors, Benno Schmidt and Christian Danowski, I’ve been able to make some good progress towards building the WorldViz connection map module. This blog post is a continuation of my previous blog post which can be found here.


Social Driving Stats – Final Blog

August 19th, 2015 @ 09:20 by Heshitha Hettihewa
Posted in 52°North, Communities, enviroCar, GSoC

After 13 interesting weeks, the GSoC program has now come to an end. I am very happy that I spent these weeks with 52°North.

My project is “Social Driving Stats”, which is part of the enviroCar project. Since the enviroCar website (enviroCar-WWW project on GitHub) didn’t include social media sharing functionalities, it was not possible to share enviroCar tracks in social networks. The project’s main task was to use social media APIs to allow users to share their tracks on these social media sites. This goal has been reached and it is now possible. I managed to integrate track visualizations and statistics into the shared posts. This makes them more catchy and informative than plain text messages.

You can find my development work on my


Ilwis-objects; The changes

August 17th, 2015 @ 09:05 by Martin Schouwenburg
Posted in Communities, ILWIS

Last week I wrote about all the things we wanted to achieve for the next version of ILWIS. The question is of course, how realistic is this? I mean, the current ILWIS is collaberative effort over many years. There is a huge amount of knowledge, experience and work involved that is not easily reproducable. The original group that produced ILWIS doesn’t exist anymore (I was part of it) and the resources have been severely reduced. On the other hand, in the landscape of software development, there have been fundamental changes that are very beneficial to this undertaking. The rise of open source software is a very big boon and the frameworks for building UI’s have become much more convenient to use. And, to my (sort of at least) surprise, the core design of the ILWIS 2&3 data structures was, with some adaptations, still very usuable in the modern context; a tribute to the original designers (no, not me, before my time).

It is this organization of data and its changes that I want to talk about in this blog, not the nitty, gritty C++ that is the core of Ilwis, but more on the level that users will encounter. After all, this is the basis on which the rest of ILWIS is built. (more…)

Adding the GEO to informatics!

August 12th, 2015 @ 11:19 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in 52°North, Communities
Gerard Casas @ 52°North

Ann Hitchcock and Albert Remke of 52°North welcome Gerard Casas to Münster

Gerard Casas, winner of the 52°North Innovation Incentive Award 2012, visits 52°North. He currently completes an internship at con terra GmbH.


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