Greetings Sensor Web Community,
My name is Christian Danowski and I plan to finish my Bachelor degree in geoinformatics at the University of Applied Sciences Bochum in February next year. Prior to the Bachelor thesis, I had the great opportunity to experience a twelve week internship at 52°North (52N). I intend to share my experience with you in this blog article.
During the internship, my task was to develop a new data source component for the 52N Sensor Observation Service (SOS) within the context of the European Project GEOWOW. The idea was to use a file system of NetCDF files as a data source instead of a database. Hence the necessary information provided to the SOS is not stored inside a database like PostGIS anymore, but in the NetCDF files itself. In the following paragraphs I will try to briefly explain the background of NetCDF and the steps of the development process.