SmartHoney project progress

Researches performed in framework of SmartHoney is focused on creation of WSN based system for comprehensive real time bee family monitoring inside and outside of hive.


HSLayers-NG hacking week

HSLayers-NG development makes great steps. To tweak this progress and make crutial decision BOSC has prepared one week of hacking in Valmiera. During this week was prepared two new integrations of HSL-NG with actual applications.

First one is integration with Liferay portal. Second one was integration with Jan Jezek’s OpenGL map application.

Valmiera Future Internet Hacking week

BOSC and RTU Valmiera managed to prepare one week of Hacking to exchange knowledge between Latvians and Czech SMEs which are making development using FI technologies. BOSC and Lesprojekt is working together on SmartHoney project using FIWARE to provide better technologies for honey industry.

Participating organizations were CCSS, HSRS, UWB (CZE) and BOSC (LV)

FATIMA kick off

BOSC successfully participated in neogation of new project called FATIMA: FArming Tools for external nutrient Inputs and water Management.

This effort was finished successfully by kick off meeting in Lisboa, Portugal.

Overall goal and vision:
To establish innovative and new farm tools and service capacities that help the intensive farm sector optimize its external input management (nutrients and water) and productivity, with the vision of bridging sustainable crop production with fair economic competitiveness.


Open Data Hackathon report

The OPEN DATA HACKATHON was organized as a part of 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Agriculture and Forestry together with the European projects SDI4Apps, FOODIE, Smart Open Data, Apps4Europe and Open Transport Net from 15th till 17th September at the Latvia University of Agriculture, 2 Liela Street, LV-3001 Jelgava, Latvia.

Open Data Hackathon – Jelgava – report

HSLayers-NG implementation

BOSC is member of development team of new version of HSLayers. This software is used in several projects across europe.Next generation will be mainly focused on modern design including mobile version.

BOSC is being represented by Raitis Berzins and Premysl Vohnout. First application is Eurostat data viewer which will be presented at Open Data Hackathon which will be part of ISAF2014 conference

See app at:

Open Data Hackathon @ ISAF2014

Please pay attention on section Open Data Hackathon at ISAF2014 webpages.

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ISAF2014 co-organization

BOSC proudly co-organizating ISAF2014 conference.

Conference topics:

  • Open Data for Agriculture, Forestry and Rural development
  • Precision farming and precision forestry issues
  • Sensors technologies
  • ICT for Agriculture Sustainability
  • Land use, Land cover and rural planning
  • Farming on Cloud
  • Space technologies for Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development
  • Environmental risk management
  • Innovation and transfer of technologies
  • International cooperation

Registration at:

SDI4Apps kickoff meeting

Our expert team consisting of Kaspars Skalbergs, Premysl Vohnout, Maris Alberts and Raitis Berzins will provide their knowledge and experiences in the SDI4Apps project. We will mainly provide expertise on field of sensor technology and web application development

This project is great opportunity to extend our knowledge of web technology mainly in cloud enviroment.

Kickoff meeting of this project was held on Sicily in days 15 and 16 April.

Compotte – offline client for European Regional Risk Portal

BOSC developed offline client for PPRD East project which is used as desktop solution for web portal.

QGis plugin Compotte is used for downloading layers from GeoServer using WFS in shapefile format. Downloaded layers is added to QGIS project directly with style from GeoServer

Compotte screenshot
How it works ?
Compotte is working that way that it is downloading shapefile layer through WFS. Shapefile usually contains 3 or more files but GeoServer allows to download one comprimated ZIP file. This ZIP file can be then added to QGIS. QGIS then take care of decompressing and processing of that file. Compotte then recognized all available styles for user which are available. If there are more available for one layer user then can select which one he wants to use.