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

SmartSensorEditor – editor for standardized sensor metadata

October 30th, 2015 @ 08:46 by JanaKlemp
Posted in 52°North, Communities, Sensor Web

I completed my external semester at 52°North on October 2, 2015. During this internship, my task was to gain experience in software development by developing a metadata editor for standarized sensor metadata. Please see my initial blog post for more information. I fulfilled this task by implementing an editor based on the smartEditor project and built a prototype which enables the editing of the metadata language SensorML. This prototype is called SmartSensorEditor. Currently, this editor supports several elements of the SensorML description language. (more…)

Which Format?

October 29th, 2015 @ 08:58 by Martin Schouwenburg
Posted in Communities, ILWIS

In ILWIS 3 we had a lot of hassle with imports and exports. ILWIS 3 had its own format and everything had to be converted to this format or exported from ILWIS 3 to be usable in another package. Though there was a ‘use-as’ method (for raster), which basically used the data in its orignal format, it had its limitations. Furthermore, there was always lots of work involved (for the programmers) in getting a format ‘correct’. The documentation of formats is often mediocre, so a lot of guessing about how to interpret a certain format took place. The usage of the GDAL library helped a lot, but the implementation of a new format was still a hassle. And then there were the service/remote data sources, which play an increasingly important role these days. ILWIS 3 wasn’t built for those and supporting them was like trying to teach a turtle to fly. (more…)

Displaying maps

October 14th, 2015 @ 07:57 by Martin Schouwenburg
Posted in Communities, ILWIS

The map panel in Ilwis4 is in some way different from the map window in ILWIS 3 and in other ways very similar. It is still under development, so things will change, but I think it might be interesting to show the direction it is taking. (more…)