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OGC Testbed 12 – Aviation Kickoff Meeting

January 29th, 2016 @ 15:29 by Matthes Rieke
Posted in Communities, Geoprocessing, Sensor Web

Last week, the OGC kicked off the Aviation thread of Testbed 12 as part of its interoperability program. 52°North will participate as one of six partners, working on prototyping and evaluating the next generation of Aviation Air Traffic Management.

The Harris Corporation hosted the meeting, in which many fruitful discussions on the upcoming tasks took place. 52°North will focus its work on asynchronous message exchange of aeronautical data using JMS and AMQP 1.0, with a special focus on geo-spatial filtering.


The Aviation thread is sponsored by EUROCONTROL and the Federal Aviation Administration.

In addition to 52°North, the following partners participate in the OGC Testbed 12 Aviation thread: Galdos Systems Inc., Harris Corporation, Luciad,, Snowflake Software and MIT Lincoln Laboratory (as supporting consultants).

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…)

OSGeo-Live 9.0 with SOS 4.3.0 and WPS 3.3.1

September 17th, 2015 @ 07:44 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in 52°North, Communities, Geoprocessing, Sensor Web


OSGeo-Live 9.0 has been released! It now provides 64 bit architecture support, has moved to Git and has been moving projects to .deb packaging. For this release, geospatial applications have been updated to their latest stable releases. 52°North’s latest SOS version is now available on OSGeo-Live. (more…)

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…)

Social Driving Stats – Midterm Blog

June 30th, 2015 @ 08:14 by Heshitha Hettihewa
Posted in 52°North, enviroCar, GSoC, Sensor Web


The goal of the project “Social Driving Stats” is to develop a mechanism for sharing tracks and user details on social media services such as Facebook, Twitter and Google plus. By avoiding messages that only contain plain text, we aim to share the statistics and details in a catchy manner, which drives social media users to use the enviroCar service. Thereby, one challenge is how to deal with the various restrictions using the social media APIs provided. (more…)

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