Managing Geospatial Research Data and Sensor Data Streams with GeoNode
Customization and extension of a GeoNode instance to support the management of research data and sensor data streams
The Centre for Earth Observation Science at the University of Manitoba operates a data repository that hosts and shares its research data based on the FAIR principles. In collaboration between the University of Manitoba and 52°North, this platform has undergone a redevelopment process. A central element of the system is GeoNode, which handles the sharing of spatial data. In addition, the OGC SensorThings API standard is used to share real-time meteorological and water quality data. In the initial project phase, 52°North customized a first version of GeoNode. We also integrated a SensorThings API instance into GeoNode and coupled it with a dedicated dashboard application for visualizing time series data.
Our activities in 2022 concentrated on the second project phase, which comprised an upgrade of the underlying GeoNode version. This was complemented by several refinements to further improve the integration of (near real-time) time series data (e.g., adding further data sources, time series data download, better discovery and preview functionality, optimizing the metadata handling).