What is the Sensor Observation Service?

The Sensor Observation Service is an OpenGIS® service standard that defines interfaces to manage and retrieve real time sensor data, specifically observation data. As defined by OpenGIS®, The OpenGIS® Sensor Observation Service Interface Standard (SOS) provides an API for managing deployed sensors and retrieving sensor data. Whether from in-situ sensors (e.g., water monitoring) or dynamic sensors (e.g., satellite imaging), measurements made from sensor systems contribute most of the geospatial data by volume used in geospatial systems today. This is one of the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) [http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/markets-technologies/swe] suite of standards.
For more details about OGC SOS standards, please visit http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/sos

How can I make use of the Sensor Observation Service?

TEO currently provides Sensor Observation Service for real time UV data, and will be providing other types of data in the future. To use this service, you need first to get familiar with basic OGC SensorML, O&M Standards. More information can be found on http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/sensorweb.
Our SOS implementation is based on 52North Open platform. Their website is at http://52north.org/. Reading their document will also help you to understand how to exchange data through OGC SWE Framework.
Finally we have also provided several examples below for you to try our service. Please feel free to email the administrator for more templates or any other questions.

Sensor Observation Service Examples:

To write your own program to interact with the TEO SOS, please see this address: http://sensorweb.cse.unt.edu:8080/teo/sos.

  1. Get TEO SOS's capabilities: getCapability.xml
  2. Get UV Sensor's schema information (SchemaML): getSensor.xml
  3. Retrieve UV data between Aug/01/2008 and Aug/10/2008: getObservation.xml