15 March 2016

Google Summer of Code 2016

Google Summer of Code 2016 students application period is now open!

Also this year, as an hosted project of OSGeo (Open Source Geospatial Foundation), istSOS [1] welcome students who may want to contribute to the project by implementing new ideas[2].

Are there any students wanting to spend their summer break writing code and learning about open source development while earning 5500 US Dollars
Accepted students will work with a mentor and become a part of the open source community. Many become lifetime open source developers! 

The 2016 student application window is March 14th to 25th.

Here [3] is a link you can find the information need to know about the GSoC. Our suggestions to students are summarized as follows: 
  • check the eligibility requirements first
  • get inspiration and info from the OSGeo Ideas wiki page [3] 
  • if you are new, introduce yourself to the developer team you wish to join (geoservice ]at[ supsi.ch)
Let us remind that you don't need to already be an expert to take part to GSoC - if you are unsure, just ask what are the required skills for a given idea!

istSOS wants you!!

09 March 2016

istSOS 2.3.1-RC1 released

The istSOS team is proud to announce the release of istSOS 2.3.1-RC1, available for download. 

This release contains a long requested feature and some minor bug fixes to the istSOS code base, such as:

  • Implementation of the OGC SOS 2.0 core profile
  • Virtual procedures bug fixes
  • code refactoring

Download istSOS 2.3.1-RC1, try it out, and provide feedback on the istSOS mailing list. As with any new version, be sure to backup your services directory and the postgresql database before upgrading.

We are testing it right now on our production server so the final stable 2.3.1 release will be available soon on our repository on SourceForge http://sourceforge.net/projects/istsos/files/ of course if you cannot wait there is the 2.3.1-RC1 ready to download.

Download istSOS

Thanks again for using istSOS!

Quick list of istSOS features:

 - OGC SOS 1.0 
 - OGC SOS 2.0 (GetCapabilities, DescribeSensor, GetObservation)
 - RESTful API
 - Handling of irregular time series
 - On-the-fly aggregation of observed measures with no-data management.
 - Support for different output formats like application/json, text/csv, and text/xml:subtype=sensorML.
 - Possibility of inserting many observations with a single insertObservation requests.
 - Supporting of an override parameter that allows to overwrite already registered observations with new ones.
 - Capability to filter observations based on partial observed property names (LIKE filtering support).
 - Native support for data quality index associated with each observation.
 - Setting of maximum period for data retrievement requests to avoid server overloads.
 - Availability of a virtual procedure mechanism, that expose new sensors and observed properties as on-the-fly elaboration of regular observation.
 - On the fly data aggregation.
 - Real time data validation and quality index