"Sensor Web for IoT" Standards Working Group

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is forming a new OGC Technical Committee Standards Working Group (SWG) to advance the candidate OGC Internet of Things REST API (Sensor Web for IoT) Standard. The OGC members invite the public to comment on the Sensor Web for IoT SWG charter and will consider comments received before 10 August 2012. The OGC's existing Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, as well as standards from other groups and proposals submitted by members, will inform the new Sensor Web for IoT working group. OGC SWE standards currently support such complex tasks as controlling Earth imaging satellites, but... (read more)
2012-07-11 10:36:29

OGC Announces Sensor Alert Service Interoperability Experiment

The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) (MA, USA) will soon begin an Interoperability Experiment to create a draft specification and implementations of a Sensor Alert Service (SAS). The OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Working Group has recognised that the SWE suite of standards and proposed standards requires an alert and notification mechanism to specify how alert or 'alarm' conditions are defined, detected, and made available to interested users. Therefore, this Interoperability Experiment will create a draft Sensor Alert Service (SAS) specification for consideration by the OGC SWE Working Group. An initial task of the SAS Interoperability Experiment will be to... (read more)
2005-05-18 12:00:00

Velodyne HDL-32E Lidar Sensor

Velodyne Lidar had introduced the HDL-32E to meet the demand for a smaller, lighter, and less expensive product for autonomous vehicle and mobile mapping applications. The HDL-32E will be on display in booth 2416 at the AUVSI show, held from 24th to 26th August 2010 at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, USA. The HDL-32E extends the core technology developed for the HDL-64E introduced in 2007. The HDL-32E measures just 5.9 inches high by 3.4 inches wide, weighs less than three pounds and is designed to meet stringent military and automotive environmental specifications. It features up to 32 lasers aligned over... (read more)
2010-08-23 12:14:04

Airborne Unmanned Sensor System for UAVs

American researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are currently working on the development of an airborne testing capability for sensors, communications devices and other airborne payloads. This aerial test bed is called the GTRI Airborne Unmanned Sensor System (GAUSS). GAUSS is based on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made by Griffon Aerospace and modified by GTRI. Developing new sensor technologies that can be effectively employed from the air is a priority today given the rapidly increasing use of unmanned aircraft, commented Michael Brinkmann, a GTRI principal research engineer who is leading the work. If equipped with the right... (read more)
2013-01-22 10:08:25

RSI Announces Distributor Partnership with Sensor Systems

RSI (CO, USA) has announced that effective 6 April 2005 it has entered into an agreement with Sensor Systems Inc. (VA, USA) to become a distributor for Sensor Systems' RemoteView products in the UK, France and Italy. RemoteView is a software application for importing, viewing, reporting and analysing both government and commercial remote sensing data in demanding operational environments. (read more)
2005-06-23 12:00:00

Multi-Sensor GPS Evidence Mapping System

Altus Positioning Systems has introduced a GPS-based evidence mapping system for law enforcement. This evidence mapping package includes an ikeGPS multi-sensor data-acquisition system integrated with MapScenes' Evidence Recorder custom software for evidence collection and scene mapping.     The ikeGPS multi-sensor data acquisition platform combines a GPS receiver, laser rangefinder, 3D compass and digital camera in a single ruggedised handheld device, providing a fully integrated low-cost solution for capturing geospatial data on scene. The versatile system permits the user to geolocate objects quickly and easily from a single location with the laser rangefinder and compass, using the recorder's GPS coordinates... (read more)
2011-12-16 11:26:05

Seminar Report ‘OGC standards for Sensor Networks'

A seminar on theme ‘OGC standards for Sensor Networks' was held on 11 April 2008. It was organised by Centre for the study of Regional Development with support of Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi (India). Over the period, Sensor Web Enablement has become a content development workflow for spatial data infrastructures (SDI's). Seeing its importance for generating information regarding earth process across various scales, there is need for understanding design prototypes of SWE in Indian scenario.   Sub themes were:   A. OGC standards for sensor enabled systems/environment. B. Current trends in OGC based sensor network C. Case... (read more)
2008-08-12 11:12:04

Survey-grade Lidar Sensor for UAS

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems has been developing their first survey-grade UAS Lidar sensor, the VUX-1, and the company will be presenting it later this month. The VUX-1 will be presented for the first time at the official launch event, ILMF, which will be held in Denver, USA, from 17 to 19 February. The innovative sensor was designed to meet the challenges of emerging surveying solutions by UAS, gyrocopters, and ultra-light aircraft, both in measurement performance and in system integration. The VUX-1 is an ultra lightweight Lidar sensor with less than 4 kilograms (less than 9 pounds) overall weight, that can... (read more)
2014-02-07 09:17:11

Sensor Web Workshop Draws Interdisciplinary Crowd

52°North, the German initiative for geospatial open source software, recently held its annual Sensor Web Workshop at the University of Münster's Insitute for Geoinformatics. Sensor Web enthusiasts and practitioners met with experts at 52°North’s Sensor Web Workshop to share their experience with Sensor Web activities and identify next research and development steps. The 2 day workshop provided an overview of current and planned Sensor Web projects and activities. More than twenty participants from throughout Europe (e.g. EEA, Wupperverband, IRCEL-CELINE, BfG, BSH, Mines ParisTech, British Antarctic Survey, Helmholtz Centres, etc.) met with 52°North staff and discussed motivations, use cases, implementations, issues... (read more)
2014-12-17 11:07:00

Racing Game Benefits from Velodyne Lidar Sensor

Velodyne's HDL-64E LIDAR (Light Distance and Ranging) sensor is being used by Real Time Race to map Formula One race courses for its immersive media technology. The sensor is used on a Real Time Race data collection vehicle in conjunction with a 360 degree video camera to create an accurate 3D digital map of the course, enabling Real Time Race to place its customers directly into a live event and side-by-side with a professional driver.   Before a race, Velodyne's lidar sensor quickly and accurately creates a digital 3D map of each part of the track. A video recording is... (read more)
2009-11-20 12:27:46
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