The SensLog Platform – A Solution for Sensors and Citizen Observatories

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Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 507)


SensLog is an integrated server side Web based solution for sensor data management. SensLog consists of a data model and a server-side application which is capable of storing, analyzing and publishing sensor data in various ways. This paper describes the technical advancements of the SensLog platform. SensLog receives measured data from nodes and/or gateways, stores data in a database, pre-processes data for easier queries if desired and then publishes data through the system of web-services. SensLog is suitable for sensor networks with static sensors (e.g. meteorological stations) as well as for mobile sensors (e.g. tracking of vehicles, human-as-sensor). The database model is based on the standardized data model for observations from OGC Observations & Measurements. The model was extended to provide more functionalities, especially in the field of users’ hierarchy, alerts and tracking of mobile sensors. The latest SensLog improvements include a new version of the database model and an API supporting citizen observatories. Examples of pilot applications using SensLog services are described in the paper.


Sensors VGI SensLog Citizen observatories Open data 



This paper was supported by the SDI4Apps project (CIP-ICT-PSP-PB 621129) which has received funding from the EU ICT Policy Support Program as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program. This paper was supported by the European Union Research and Innovation programme H2020 under the grant agreement No 732064 “Data-Driven Bioeconomy” (DataBio). The author Michal Kepka was supported by the Grant No. SGS-2016-004 “Využití matematiky a infromatiky v geomatice III,” awarded by the University of West Bohemia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geomatics, Faculty of Applied SciencesUniversity of West BohemiaPilsenCzech Republic
  2. 2.WirelessinfoLitovelCzech Republic
  3. 3.Czech Centre for Science and SocietyPraha 5Czech Republic
  4. 4.Help Service Remote SensingBenešovCzech Republic
  5. 5.Baltic Open Solution CenterRīgaLatvia

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