Last Monday, Arne went to Hamburg to attend the 2nd PESOS workshop and gave a talk about our Sensor Interface Descriptor (SID) developments. The workshop participants were primarily sensor technology manufacturers and vendors as well as researchers from that domain. The workshop aimed at initializing a discussion of how SID can be reasonably combined with other standards such as IEEE 1451 and the emerging PUCK protocol. The overall goal for the participants is to elaborate a concept for plug & play of marine sensors. The figure below sketches how the 3 discussed technologies could work together to enable an on the fly integration of sensors with the Sensor Web.
Our Experiments with GRASS and WPS are going well.
As a little Christmas gift, we will prepare a new Release (52n WPS 2.0 RC-6) before Christmas.
It will contain a connector to GRASS which allows the out-of-the-box use of GRASS Functions as WPS Processes. No programming will be needed.
Since the 52°North WPS Project is getting bigger and bigger, a continuous integration mechanism was added.
Whenever a new line of code is added to the repository or an old one is modified, the whole project is automatically compiled. Besides, the project is also build on a regular basis every night.
The results are directly send to the commits-mailinglist.
Visual results can be found here.
The Computers and Geosciences Journal has announced a special issue about Towards a Geoprocessing Web. The deadline for full paper submissions is 15th March 2011.
The topics addressed by this special issues are:
- Service-Oriented Architecture for the Geoprocessing Web
- Geoprocessing in the Grid and in the Cloud computing
- Geoprocessing and Linked data
- Standards and Metadata for Geoprocessing
- Discovery in the Geoprocessing Web
- Quality of Service and Service Level Agreement in the Geoprocessing Web
- Geoprocessing Web and the Model Web
- Geospatial e-Science Workflow
- Applications in the Geoprocessing Web.
For more information, see the SWSL-Blog