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52°North seeks student applications for the Google Summer of Code 2013

April 10th, 2013 @ 08:56 by Daniel Nuest
Posted in 52°North, Communities, Geoprocessing, Geostatistics, GSoC, Sensor Web

52°North is thrilled to announce that it has been chosen the second year in a row to be a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2013 (GSoC)!  The Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Google pays the stipend recipient $ 5.000,- for 3 months of 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, please have a look at https://wiki.52north.org/bin/view/Projects/GSoC2013.

Student Application opens on April 22, 2012 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 (j.schulte@52north.org) or join us at *irc.freenode.net* *#52north*.

Visualization Tool Assessment

January 9th, 2013 @ 09:23 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in 52°North, Geostatistics

The UncertWeb FP7 EU project has developed methods and open source tools for uncertainty propagation in web-enabled environmental modeling chains. One of these tools visualizes probabilistic spatial and spatio-temporal data in a browser. To assess the usability of this visualisation tool, the Institute for Geoinformatics prepared an online survey.
Please take the time and spend 20 minutes to get to know the tool and give your opinion about it! We will need this before Jan 15, 2013 23:59 UTC.

The questionnaire is available here.

For those of you who are curious, yes, this is the tool that will continue under the name GREENLAND!

Greenland for Visualisation of Geospatial Data

November 26th, 2012 @ 11:18 by Daniel Nuest
Posted in Geostatistics


The Geostatistics community is proud to present its newest software project: Greenland. Greenland is a client-side tool to render quality-aware geospatial data. It is implemented as a JavaScript web application using OpenLayers and ExtJS, leveraging HTML5 features, such as the canvas element. It is based on work originally started within the UncertWeb project – “the visualization client” – and is now also developed further within the GeoViQua project. Therefore we decided to join efforts, move the code up in the repository to the main level, and give the software a new name (and without acronyms this time!).

Whitening in Greenland

Some of the features of Greenland: (more…)

52°North seeks student applications for the Google Summer of Code

52°North is thrilled to announce that it has been chosen to be a mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code (GSoC)!  GSoC is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Google pays the stipend recipient $ 5.000,- for 3 months of software development for 52°North this summer. 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. The overall goals are to improve usability of products and to extend the user base to new domains.

If you are interested in writing code for software developed by the 52°North communities, please have a look at https://wiki.52north.org/bin/view/Main/GSoC2012. Student Application opens on March 26, 2012 at 19:00 UTC. The deadline is April 6, 2012 at 19:00 UTC.

This summer, flip bits not burgers with 52°North!

Any questions? Please contact Daniel Nüst (d.nuest@52north.org) or join us at *irc.freenode.net* *#52north*.

52North @ AGILE

April 26th, 2011 @ 10:24 by Simon Jirka
Posted in 52°North, Communities, Geoprocessing, Geostatistics, Sensor Web

Last week the AGILE 2011 conference took place in Utrecht (The Netherlands). Several members of the 52°North communities were actively involved in the conference by giving presentations or organizing workshops.

Monday was the workshop day of the conference. ESRI organized together with 52°North a workshop on GI Research and instruction mixing commercial and Open Source Tools. In this workshop Bastian Schäffer gave a presentation on coupling the 52N WPS with ArcGIS and the ESRI REST API; Arne Bröring/Simon Jirka talked about Sensor Web projects that make use of commercial as well as Open Source software. The Integration of Sensor-Web and Web-based Geoprocessing was the focus of a workshop of the SWSL group from IfGI. The Testbed research/PTB workshop was also co-organized by the 52°North Geoprocessing Community.

In addition, there were several innovative presentations held by members of the 52°North Communities:

  • Connecting R to the Sensor Web. Daniel Nüst, Christoph Stasch, Edzer J. Pebesma
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as Mobile Multi-Sensor Platforms. Matthes Rieke, Theodor Foerster, Arne Bröring
  • The SID Creator: A Visual Approach for Integrating Sensors with the Sensor Web. Arne Bröring, Felix Bache, Thomas Bartoschek, Corné P.J.M. van Elzakker [manuscript] [final] [slides]
  • RESTful WPS; Thedor Foerster, André Brühl, Bastian Schäffer

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