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52°North recently participated in esri’s DevSummit conference, held March 7 - 10 in Palm Springs, California. With more than 1,400 participants and 70 tracks, it is one of the largest events for GIS professionals worldwide. The conference - as always - was a great opportunity to get an overview on both esri’s new technologies and their strategies for future developments. It was an intense dialog between esri staff and skilled developers from all over the world. Hot topics were web 2.0, mobile and cloud computing.

esri intensively collaborates with customers, business partners and researchers to advance GIS technology and its application. Esri’s engagement in the 52°North R&D network fits perfectly to this strategy.


52°North participates in the Observation Fusion Thread of the OGC OWS 8 testbed. This Thread covers

  • WCS 2.0 Earth Observation Application Profile, WCPS, Compliance Test Scripts
  • Detection, tracking, and bookmarking of moving objects in video, implemented using SWE and other OGC encodings and interfaces.

At the recent Kickoff meeting, held in Washington DC from March 9 – 11, 2011, it was decided that the 52°North WPS will be the basis for developing a Web Processing Service tailored to Earth Observation needs. This will also include implementing a Web Coverage Processing Service (WCPS) extension. Results are expected in the fall.

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At the most recent OGC TC meeting held in Bonn, 52°North partners shared their expertise in the Sensor Web Enablement, Geoprocessing, Workflow and other related Working Groups, thus contributing to the further development of interoperable standards for SDIs.


52°North's Sensor Web Community has just published a comprehensive review of the current design of "SWE 2.0" in the Sensors, Volume 11, Issue 3. Much of the work reviewed has been developed within the OGC SWE Working Group, in which our partners have actively contributed their expertise over the last few years, and implemented by the Sensor Web Community.

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The 52° North affiliations:

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The 52°North principal cooperation partners

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