On Monday, June 8th, Daniel Nüst, Simon Jirka and Christoph Stasch participated in the TaMIS (dam measuring information system) project kick-off meeting at the Bever Valley Dam (Bever-Talsperre) in North Rhine Westfalia. It also included a guided tour of the dam’s control corridor and its measurement technology.more >
This AGILE 2014 Workshop on advancing co-creation in smart cities takes place on June 3 in Castellón, Spain.
For more than five years, hackathons, hack days, hackfests and the like have been revolutionising software development all across our planet. However, hackathons only succeed if they are well prepared. They need a well-defined focus – including available data sets, programming language and operating system to be used, challenges to be addressed, etc.more >
Call for Papers
The aim of the workshop “Sensor Web for Environmental Research” is to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of Sensor Web for Environmental Research. The objectives are to get an overview of current Sensor Web technologies applications in practice and to discuss shortcomings and research challenges, such as dealing with uncertainties, incorporating quality information or automation of analysis of data published in the Sensor Web.more >
The 52°North WPS implementation shares one important property with the specification – it is very flexible and can be used for many different use cases. A number of parties contribute, which results in a number of active development branches for code. We present a selection in blog posts in the series “A look into WPS branches”.
Conflation With Provenance – Custom WPS Processes
Similar to the efforts on Aviation-specific processing, 52°North developed processes for conflating two distinct data sets in the scope of the OWS 9 test bed. This article sheds some light on the details of the processes and the obstacles which need to be overcome.
Conflation is understood as a sophisticated process of unifying two or more separate data sets that share certain characteristics into one integrated all-encompassing dataset. In the process, different representations of a feature get folded into one feature. That target feature follows a particular model that is used to capture complementary information. In addition to the actual dataset conflation, the consistent capturing of provenance information was another goal of the project. The conflation processes developed represent a very customized and complex workflow. The test bed proved that the 52°North WPS framework fits perfectly into such use cases by providing an individual and flexible processing API.