Components for integrating sensor data into data infrastructures

#research data infrastructures #interoperability #measurement data #data management #sensors
Diagram view of two time series in a browser-based web client: in addition to the temporal course of the water level at two stations, a longer time segment is also displayed to provide an overview of the time series. There is also a legend.
Web client for measurement data visualisation (Helgoland Sensor Web Viewer)

The 52°North Sensor Web Suite offers a comprehensive solution for integrating sensor data in research data infrastructures. This ranges from data provision and data management to data analysis and visualisation.

Sensor measurements are becoming increasingly important in many research contexts, as they provide knowledge about the state of the environment (both current and historical) and can be used to answer scientific questions. They are also an important input for the control and operation of infrastructure elements such as dams and water reservoirs. Typical use cases are domains such as water management, hydrology, oceanography, traffic monitoring, air quality and agriculture. The 52°North Sensor Web Suite supports this need with a comprehensive solution providing server and client components for data publication, management and use.

For example, the suite has components and options to connect sensors via Internet of Things standards, integrate existing databases and import file-based measurement data (e.g., CSV files). The data management includes various interface implementations (e.g. REST/JSON) for uploading, maintaining and downloading measurement data and the associated metadata (e.g. OGC SensorML). Various relational databases such as PostgreSQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL can be used to persist the data. The functionality is rounded out by client components for web-based data exploration and visualisation (Helgoland Sensor Web Viewer) as well as for simplified integration in R and Python.

In addition, the support of international standards (e.g., INSPIRE, OGC Sensor Web Enablement, SensorThings API, MQTT) ensures interoperability.

Water resource: Drinking water, Groundwater, Rainwater, Salt water, Surface water, Treated water, Wastewater
Type of product:
  • Modelling & software tools
Application sector: Agriculture, Cities and municipalities, Industry, Natural water environment, Water resource management
Funding measure: GRoW
Project: MuDaK-WRM

Contact and partners

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  • 52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH,
  • Martin-Luther-King-Weg 24,
  • 48155 Münster

52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH,

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