Archives for March 2011
It was a beautiful day for the 10th Active Sportshop Firmenlauf – perfect weather for the 5 km race! Due to several travellers, who did not make it back to Münster on time and several runners who unfortunately got sick, only two of the four 52°North teams were able to participate. We had some great results! Team 3 came in eleventh overall and Team 2 finished with an honorable 120th place (see results below)! Congrats (particularly to our first-timer)!!!
After successful participation in previous testbeds, 52North participates in the OGC OWS-8 Testbed, as well. A Web Processing Service (WPS) tailored for Earth Observation (EO) needs is going to be developed. The 52North WPS builds the basis for the EO related adjustments. Expected outcomes are different EO algorithms and WPS-EO profiles. Best practices for transferring and processing large EO datasets will be also created and will be used to improve the underlying 52North WPS framework. A particular focus is put on combining NASA and ESA EO datasets in an on-demand processing fashion. A WCPS extension to the 52North WPS will be also implemented.
The Kickoff is currently held, the agenda packed and we are looking for fruitful outcomes.
I’m happy to announce that a comprehensive review article on the current design of the Sensor Web Enablement specification framework (‘SWE 2.0’) and on Sensor Web research in general has just been published by the journal ‘sensors’!
The article describes much of the work that has been developed within OGC’s SWE group in the past years and can now be seen under the umbrella of a ‘New Generation SWE’ (or SWE 2.0).