Nüst, D., Stasch, C. and Pebesma, E. J. Connecting R to the Sensor Web in Geertman, S.; Reinhardt, W. and Toppen, F. (Eds.) Advancing Geoinformation Science for a Changing World, Springer Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, 2011, 227 - 246

  author = {Daniel Nüst and Christoph Stasch and Edzer J. Pebesma},
  title = {Connecting R to the Sensor Web},
  booktitle = {Advancing Geoinformation Science for a Changing World},
  year = {2011},
  editor = {Stan Geertman and Wolfgang Reinhardt and Fred Toppen},
  series = {Proceedings of AGILE},
  pages = {227 - 246},
  publisher = {Springer Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography},
  doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-19789-5_12},
  abstract = {Interoperable data exchange and reproducibility are increasingly
  	important for modern scientific research. This paper shows how three open
  	source projects work together to realize this: (i) the R project, providing
	the lingua franca for statistical analysis, (ii) the Open Geospatial
	Consortium's Sensor Observation Service (SOS), a standardized data
	warehouse service for storing and retrieving sensor measurements,
	and (iii) sos4R, a new project that connects the former two. We show
	how sos4R can bridge the gap between two communities in science:
	spatial statistical analysis and visualization on one side, and the
	Sensor Web community on the other. sos4R enables R users to integrate
	(near real-time) sensor observations directly into R. Finally, we
	evaluate the functionality of sos4R. The software encapsulates the
	service's complexity with typical R function calls in a common analysis
	workflow, but still gives users full flexibility to handle interoperability
	issues. We conclude that it is able to close the gap between R and
	the sensor web.},
  • Daniel Nuest. Maintainer, author.

  • Edzer Pebesma. Contributor.

  • Ben Graeler. Author.

  • Benjamin Pross. Author.

  • Eike Hinderk Juerrens. Author.

  • 52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH. Copyright holder.