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The 52°North SOS version 4.2 enables the interoperable and INSPIRE conform exchange of observation data across political, administrative and organizational boundaries. A new INSPIRE Download Service extension provides coordinate transformation functionality and support for multilingualism. Other new features include support for OGC SensorML 2.0 and  Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) .



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52°North is thrilled to have been chosen from a pool of 416 applications to be one of 137 open source projects to participate as a mentoring organization in the Google Summer of Code 2015! The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for Open Source projects.This year's stipend recipients receive $ 5.500 for 3 months of successful software development.


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        How can I use the 52°North WPS to create, provide and use processes?

These and other questions will be answered during 52°North’s hands-on workshops:

  • "Introduction to the Sensor Web" and
  • "The 52°North WPS".

Register now!

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The 52°North IT Team has recently updated the CMS behind We have done our best to keep things in place but as always, not everything could stay where it was and some inhabitants of our page were relocated.


The OGC Web Services Phase 11 (OWS 11) kicked off at the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia last week. Testbed 11 focuses on spatial communication requirements that emerge when a population is displaced due to coastal inundation. 52°North contributes its expertise to two testbed threads: Cross-Community Interoperability (CCI) and Urban-Climate Resilience (UCR).

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The 52° North affiliations:

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Cooperation Partners

The 52°North principal cooperation partners

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