SOS Example Services
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List of Services
This list shall contain publically available SOS instances, 52°North implementation or not, for references, examples, testing, and so forth.
There is also a section with 52°North implementations which are not publically available.
Demo SOS by 52°North
Latest development (limited test data): http://sensorweb.demo.52north.org/52n-sos-webapp/
External Servers Using 52°North Implementations
Not publically available 52°North SOS
Potential Data Sources
The Sensor Web develops only slowly. It is overtaken by open data and open government initiatives that publish environmental data using text-files or proprietary APIs. If 52°North wants the products around the SOS, i.e. service implementations and clients, to thrieve then there must be more appealing examples of their power. This should particularly involve comprehensive analyses with data based on SOS services. Research based on
SOSs rather than research around
SOS is required to show the full potential. This could for example be driven by supporting theses in landscape ecology, biology or geography to put the data they collect in a SOS, and by promoting the idea of open data and reproducible research.
Successful similar examples is Geofabrik, who provides OpenStreetMap
shapefiles freely but also offers professional services around OSM.
Once a month/every quarter, SOS developers and users of the SOS from 52°North meet on a Friday. They take the whole day to find an interesting dataset and upload it to (a new or existing) Sensor Observation Service instance. This includes a discussion of the best data model for the data and the implementation of a flexible feeder, either as a one time feed or as a servlet continously uploading data.
CONs and costs:
- Continous testing of the current development version
- Testing with large amounts of data
- Development of many best practices, including data models, for different kinds of data
- Extension of a transactional feeder framework, potentially very useful for the community.
- Idea: (Online) feeder framework where even rather unexperienced users can upload textfiles or Excel files and, using a wizard, can create sensor desriptions (Felix's thesis) and a data model, and can eventually schedule the feeding itself.
- More SOS instances are more good examples
- Interesting data provided by 52°North might external people get hooked on the features and potential of the Sensor Web
- Test cases for other services like SIR
- Data for teaching, e.g. basic geostatistics courses, will eventually spread SWE terms and concepts among students
- Increased visibility of 52°North among scientific community
- Possibly even developing tools and services to manage SOSs, as no one has ever deployed and maintained (mid-term to long-term) a bunch of 52N SOS instances before, e.g. installer, service backend.
- Investment of work time for installation and running of the services
- Investment in server hardware
This "hacking friday" could also be extended to other projects, include a regular "Java clinic" et cetera.
- Internet of Wild Things (Data -> Explorer) http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Internet-of-Wild-Things-Daten-Expedition-entlang-des-Okavango-2789058.html?wt_mc=rss.ho.beitrag.atom
- Global temperature data sets (there are several! with tens of thousands of stations): http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2241/
- Citizen Weather Observer Program http://wxqa.com/
- NASA GISTEMP dataset: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/station_data/
- Met Office DataPoint: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/datapoint/product/uk-hourly-site-specific-observations
- OpenWeatherMap (http://openweathermap.org/) could be interested in a collaboration - they have a public API for the maps but direct contact is required for data access - http://openweathermap.org/API.
- The Berkeley Eart Surface Temperature dataset, http://berkeleyearth.org/dataset.php
- Data from Microsoft's Fetch Climate program: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/cambridge/groups/science/tools/fetchclimate/default.htm
- HadCRUT subset: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/climate-monitoring/land-and-atmosphere/surface-station-records
- WMO WIS: http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/WIS/
- Time Series Data Library: http://robjhyndman.com/researchtips/tsdl/, http://â‹dataâ‹.is/â‹Tâ‹Sâ‹Dâ‹Ldemo
- ERDDAP (Environmental Research Division's Data Access Program): http://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/index.html, US government data so probably reusable!
- Includes references to NOAA SOS
- European Climate Assessment & dataset (ECA&D), daily data: http://eca.knmi.nl/dailydata/index.php
- London Open Air Project: http://www.openair-project.org/Examples/ImportingData.aspx, see Manual
- data.gov: http://www.data.gov/catalog/geodata
- PortalU (DE): http://www.portalu.de/
- APPS für Deutschland - Datensätze: http://apps4deutschland.de/daten/ bzw. http://offenedaten.de/
- ds570.0 dataset: http://www.nordholmen.net/sos4r/2010/04/data-for-use-cases-ii/
- the Data Hub: http://ckan.net/
- Deep water horizon oil spill: http://streaming.stat.iastate.edu/dataexpo/2011/
- Gapminder.org: http://www.gapminder.org/data/
- Governmental open data initiatives, e.g. the ones on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_data, http://opendata-network.org/
- Radiation Data: http://www.epa.gov/radnet/faqs.html#lab-results
- Socioeconomic Data: http://beta.sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/sets/browse
- Worldbank: http://data.worldbank.org/
- Eurostat: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home/
- US Census: http://census.ire.org/
- RealClimate: Climate science from climate scientists: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/data-sources/, large list that links to other ressources
- IOOS SOS http://opendap.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/ioos-dif-sos/
- Develop a wrapping service that just forwards GetCapabilities and DescribeSensor request, and also GetObservation for KML, CSV and TML, but also allows O&M as response mode where it wraps the CSV response in a O&M Observation Collection
- US Radiation Levels: via OpenData by Socrata, https://opendata.socrata.com/
- USGS WaterWatch: http://waterwatch.usgs.gov > data download: http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php?id=download
- Climate data webservices by the Norwegian meteorological institute: http://eklima.no/wsKlima/start/start_en.html (http://met.no)
- Topic created by: DanielNuest
- Topic created on: 2011-08-18