[OSGeo-Announce] GeoNetwork opensource v2.4.0 released

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Fri Jul 24 12:00:32 EDT 2009

Dear all,

We're proud to announce the release of GeoNetwork opensource 2.4.0. This 
is a major release for the project. 
GeoNetwork opensource ( http://geonetwork-opensource.org 
<ttp://geonetwork-opensource.org%22> ) is a standards based geospatial 
catalog application that helps people and organizations to organize and 
publish their geospatial data through the web. It is currently used in 
numerous Spatial Data Infrastructure initiatives across the world. 
Important improvements have been made to ease of use, advanced metadata 
editing, performance and interoperability making it one of the most 
advanced, if not the most advanced geospatial metadata catalog available 
on the market today.

The software provides an easy to use web interface to search geospatial 
data across multiple catalogs, combine distributed map services in the 
embedded map viewer, send annotated interactive maps to friends by 
email, publish geospatial data using the online metadata editing tools 
and optionally the embedded GeoServer map server. Administrators have 
the option to manage user and group accounts, configure the server 
through web based and desktop utilities and schedule metadata harvesting 
from other catalogs. 
You will find support for a number of metadata formats (ISO19115/19119 
following ISO19139, FGDC and Dublin Core), a number of catalog 
interfaces (OGC-CSW2.0.2 ISO profile client and server, OAI-PMH client 
and server, GeoRSS server, GEO OpenSearch server, WebDAV harvesting, 
GeoNetwork to GeoNetwork harvesting support). 

A single, platform independent installer allows to install and run the 
software on a PC or a server on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The 
installer can be downloaded as an executable Windows file or as a 
platform independent .jar installer. It creates a Start menu on Windows 
computers. Command line installations are also possible for remote 
installations. Please refer to chapter 6 of the manual for detailed 
installation instructions. 
The GeoNetwork community has been expanding quickly over the last years. 
The current release has been possible because of all those that 
contributed to the project through code contributions, testing, bug 
reports and fixes as well as many suggestions.  
GeoNetwork opensource is part of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation 
(OSGeo, http://www.osgeo.org <ttp://www.osgeo.org%22>) software stack, 
providing software you can trust tobe free, open and sustainable. 
Voluntary support is provided through mailing lists, websites and online 
Several companies also provide commercial support to help organizations 
to implement, integrate and maintain the software. You can find them in 
the Service Provider directory on the OSGeo website. 
Thanks and congratulations to the all community members! 
Jeroen Ticheler

Jeroen Ticheler
GeoCat bv
Grotenhuisweg 61
7384 CT Wilp
Tel: +31 (0)6 81286572
http://geocat.net <ttp://geocat.net%22>

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