Wayland, MA, 22 March 2010.  The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC)® announces the availability of a new book “SANY – an open service architecture for sensor networks,” available free at http://sany-ip.eu/publications/3317 . The book provides an excellent introduction to OGC's Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, which enable developers to make all types of sensors, transducers and sensor data repositories discoverable, accessible and useable via the Web.

The acronym SANY stands for “Sensors Anywhere.” As a major Integrated Project in the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission, SANY extends the interoperability advances of an earlier European project, ORCHESTRA, into the domain of environmental sensor networks and standards-based sensor web enablement to support decision-making.

OGC SWE standards were applied in SANY to three innovative risk management applications involving air pollution, marine risks and geohazards. These efforts yielded valuable reference implementations of sensor web Web services and geospatial processing Web services for decision support and data fusion.

SANY is the work of the SANY consortium, a group composed of 16 partners from seven EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Poland, United Kingdom) and one associated state (Switzerland).

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 390 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC Standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org.