[Starting today, our Google Summer of Code students will present their projects. Alexander Kmoch is first. Enjoy!]
As one of the 52°North Google Summer of Code projects, “Exchangeable Encodings for the 52°North Sensor Observation Service (SOS)” aims to implement a customisable result set encoding mechanism. The users would then be able to add their own compiled libraries (like plugins), which contain all the necessary code to provide the requested data in different formats, such as CSV or GeoJSON, to the SOS. When that mechanism works, we can easily add more encodings, e.g. the planned WaterML2.0 – but for now, where to start?