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.
Call for Presentations (Deadline 1st March 2011)
The workshop is held to improve interoperability of open-source and proprietary Geo Web Service software components. Therefore it is important to outline the present state of the art of technical and to identify scientific issues related to the field of Geo Web Services. Further goals are the development of testing strategies/procedures and the support of geospatial research in major EU programs and education.
We often get asked about why our WPS can’t a show how long a process would take. This task is not trivial, in fact it is quite challenging to determine in advance or at runtime how long a specific process will take. Many factors have to be taken into account such as the server load, the process itself, the inputdata etc.
One idea would be to utilize Artifical Neuronal Networks (ANN) to train a WPS. This might be a good starting point for a M. Sc. thesis. If you are interested in this topic, please contact Bastian Schäffer b.schaeffer A/T 52north.org