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

Sensor Web & Smart Cities Workshop

January 29th, 2014 @ 08:58 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in Citizen Science, Communities, Sensor Web

Sensor Web & Smart Cities   –  Workshop for Building Smart Cities Applications with Sensor Web

Sensor data plays an important role in smart cities applications by adding a real time dimension to the overall city situation. Typical fields of application are air quality, weather, traffic conditions and their resulting influence on city life. Simultaneously, OGC Sensor Web Enablement technology provides fundamental building blocks to flexibly create diverse applications based on sensors and their data. (more…)

enviroCar crowd-funding initiative – spread the word!

May 16th, 2013 @ 10:34 by Arne Bröring
Posted in 52°North, Citizen Science, Communities, Sensor Web

enviroCar invites you to use your car’s sensor data for exploring the effect of your driving style on environmental aspects such as fuel consumption, CO2 production, or noise emission. All you need is an OBD2 adapter (available at Amazon starting from 18,-€) and our enviroCar App.

enviroCar enables you to share your car’s sensing data. With your data you can contribute to better urban planning and smarter cities and answer questions such as:

  • what are the actual spatial characteristics of fuel consumption in your city?
  • how to optimize traffic planning to reduce emissions effectively?
  • what to learn from average speed maps?

The figure below shows the concept of enviroCar:


The analysis of collected data can result in great analyses such as this one, noise emissions caused by cars within a city:


Now, you are asked to contribute to the success of this project!

If you are as enthusiastic as us about the possibilities of such a platform, please SUPPORT us through our crowd-funding initiative on Indiegogo.

Also, please spread the word and LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter!

Meet the AirQuality SenseBox at AirMonTech

March 4th, 2013 @ 09:13 by DustinDemuth
Posted in Citizen Science, Sensor Web

We will appear at AirMonTech Workshop / Conference in Duisburg [GER] from March 04 to March 06 and present our AirQuality SenseBox project. Check out our poster below…

AirQualitySenseBox AirMonTech Poster

Making Use of Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

February 25th, 2013 @ 09:17 by DustinDemuth
Posted in Citizen Science, Sensor Web

Last year the community started their AirQuality Monitoring and Sensing  project on kickstarter. In september the Institute for GeoInformatics (IfGI) and 52°North held a workshop together with the designers of the platform to discuss further use and evolution of this project (see post). We had the great luck to receive 20 beta devices of the AirQuality Egg.

In the last months, we tried to convert the existing approach of “balcony-mounted” devices to a more autonomous solution. Instead of the nanode-rf we connected an RFBee Wireless device (based upon an ATMEGA 168) to the SensorShield. Like the nanode, the RFBee has an Arduino bootloader and can be programmed to fit your needs. The solution we propose is equipped with a GPS receiver to provide a location;  a LiPo battery and a solarpanel provide power to the sensor-platform. By adding these components, the AirQuality Egg turns into a sophisticated Wireless Sensor Platform. Data are sent to gateways which forward it into a Sensor Observation Service (SOS).

AirQualitySenseBox Mesh Network


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