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WPS Client for ArcMap

Time frame: 12.2012 to 02.2013

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The aim of this project is to improve the interoperability between platforms used to develop automated generalization processes and those for using them. 52°North enhances the WPS ArcMap client to support the usage of the web process for generalization of vector data (WebGen WPS).

Commissioned/Funded by: Ordnance Survey


Contact: Benjamin Proß (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Time frame: 05.2012 to 01.2013


Description: OGC OWS 9 testbeds are part of OGC's Interoperability Program, a global, hands-on and collaborative prototyping program designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver proven candidate specifications into OGC's Specification Program, where they are formalized for public release. The content of OWS 9 initiatives are organized around threads which include Aviation, Cross-Community Interoperability (CCI), Security and Services Interoperability (SSI), OWS Innovations and Compliance & Interoperability Testing & Evaluation (CITE).

52°North participates in the Aviation, CCI and CITE threads.

  • Aviation: 52°North’s task is to work on WPS implementation and documentation with respect to closing the gaps in the current specification. Particular focus is on on-demand processing of aviation data as an addition to the previously exercised data centric focus in the aviation domain.
  • Cross-Community Interoperability (CCI): Data fusion and data provenance are the focus of 52°North’s activities. 52°North tackles the problems of merging geometries from various data sources and documenting the original data sources.
  • Compliance (CITE): Development of SOS 2.0 and SPS 2.0 reference implementations that will be tested to become reference implementations.


Time Frame: 04.2010 - 09.2010

Description: This project focused on exposing custom java based geoprocesses as standardized WPS processes running in a cloud environment. Additionally a web based workflow modeller was developed and integrated in OpenLayers.


BRIdging SErvices, Information and Data for Europe

Time Frame: 02.2010 - 07.2012

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Description: BRISEIDE develops spatial analysis WPSs and integrates them within existing open source frameworks (e.g. WPS extension of Sextante by 52°North). Spatio-temporal processing services are exposed via the web and are made available through compatible WebGIS applications. Newly developed or protypical OWSs already made available by relevant INSPIRE-related EU projects and exposing standard services such as WMS, WCS and WFS, will be used to provide access to relevant geodatabases, enriched, when needed, with information, extracted from heterogeneous, distributed user operational databases. BRISEIDE services are accessible through a multi-platform 3D client, developed by Fondazione GraphiTech, invoked from a web page as a JavaWebStart application. The 3D client allows interactive orchestration of spatio-temporal WPSs providing support to chaining of required processing units. This ensures interactive access to datasets and a synchronous processing at the server side.

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