Sensor Web Developments for the Wupperverband
Supporting the Wupperverband’s Sensor Web infrastructure
The Wupperverband (Wupper Association) is responsible for water management in the Wupper River catchment area. It covers an area of 813 square kilometers in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. As a part of their water management tasks, the Wupperverband operates a comprehensive network of water monitoring stations that deliver a broad range of observations of hydrological and meteorological parameters.
For more than 10 years, the Wupperverband has been operating Sensor Web components to ensure an efficient data management and internal as well as external data exchange. These include a large database for managing the collected observation data, the 52°North Sensor Observation Service implementation, the 52°North Sensor Web REST API, as well as a customized version of the Helgoland Sensor Web Viewer.
52°North supports the Wupperverband in maintaining and advancing this Sensor Web infrastructure. This comprises not only regular updates of the Sensor Web components, but also selected tasks to customize or extend the used software modules.
The activities in 2019 were centered around two main tasks. On the one hand, a strong emphasis was put on upgrading the existing Wupperverband Sensor Web Viewer to the latest Helgoland Sensor Web Viewer development line. 52°North ported several views of the existing Viewer to the new Helgoland development line.
On the other hand, several tasks covered the backend components. In conjunction with ongoing activities to release a 52°North Sensor Web Server 5.x version, 52°North designed and evaluated several Sensor Web data model optimizations. This was complemented by efforts to increase the performance of the Sensor Web backend to handle the increasing volume of in situ observation data managed by the Wupperverband