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.
Recently 52°North has conducted a project together with the Information Technology Service Centre of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development at the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (DLZ-IT BMVBS). The goal was to analyse the feasibility of using Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) components for integrating near real-time ship tracking data into spatial data infrastructures.