Sensors 2009, 9(7), 5493-5502; doi:10.3390/s90705493

Sharing Sensor Data with SensorSA and Cascading Sensor Observation Service

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Received: 26 June 2009; in revised form: 6 July 2009 / Accepted: 7 July 2009 / Published: 10 July 2009
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Abstract: The SANY IP consortium ( has recently developed several interesting service prototypes that extend the usability of the Open Geospatial Consortium “Sensor Web Enablement” (OGC SWE) architecture. One such service prototype, developed by the Austrian Research Centers, is the “cascading SOS” (SOS-X). SOS-X is a client to the underlying OGC Sensor Observation service(s) (SOS). It provides alternative access routes to users (or services) interested in accessing data. In addition to a simple cascading, SOS-X can re-format, re-organize, and merge data from several sources into a single SOS offering. Thanks to the built-in “Formula 3” prototype, a kind of time series library, SOS-X will be enabled to derive new data sets on the fly executing arbitrary algebraic operations on one or more data input streams. This article will discuss the SOS-X development status (focusing at end of 2008), further development agenda in year 2009, and possibilities for using the SOS-X outside of the SANY IP.
Keywords: Sensor Observation Service (SOS); cascading SOS; Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC); OGC Sensor Web Enablement (OGC-SWE); Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS); Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES); SANY IP; ORCHESTRA; data acquisition; UWEDAT; service oriented architecture; events driven architecture
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Havlik, D.; Bleier, T.; Schimak, G. Sharing Sensor Data with SensorSA and Cascading Sensor Observation Service. Sensors 2009, 9, 5493-5502.

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Havlik D, Bleier T, Schimak G. Sharing Sensor Data with SensorSA and Cascading Sensor Observation Service. Sensors. 2009; 9(7):5493-5502.

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Havlik, Denis; Bleier, Thomas; Schimak, Gerald. 2009. "Sharing Sensor Data with SensorSA and Cascading Sensor Observation Service." Sensors 9, no. 7: 5493-5502.

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