With only a few days left, the enviroCar SPARQL endpoint comes closer than ever to becoming reality. Much work and research has been put into an immensely important segment of the 52°North enviroCar project – the data. This project involves all kinds of data from standard relational to semi-structured to geo-spatial, which makes it both versatile and extendible. In a nutshell, we extract enviroCar’s data from its database form, convert it to the Linked Data format, store it in a triple store and serve it to the world as an Endpoint. Have a look at how different data looks when represented in different formats!more >
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.
Live demo server
After 13 interesting weeks, the GSoC program has now come to an end. I am very happy that I spent these weeks with 52°North.
My project is “Social Driving Stats”, which is part of the enviroCar project. Since the enviroCar website (enviroCar-WWW project on GitHub) didn’t include social media sharing functionalities, it was not possible to share enviroCar tracks in social networks. The project’s main task was to use social media APIs to allow users to share their tracks on these social media sites. This goal has been reached and it is now possible. I managed to integrate track visualizations and statistics into the shared posts. This makes them more catchy and informative than plain text messages.
You can find my development work on my
- First blog post,
- Mid term blog post,
- Demo server,
- enviroCar server repo and enviroCar-www repo.