[OSGeo-Announce] pycsw 1.8.0 released

Anne Ghisla a.ghisla at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 08:43:37 PDT 2014

The pycsw team proudly announces the release of pycsw 1.8.0 codenamed

This release powers the data.gov CSW endpoints
(http://catalog.data.gov/csw). data.gov is the home of the U.S.
Government's open data.


The 1.8.0 release brings significant features, enhancements and fixes
to the codebase, including:

* support for PostgreSQL Full Text Search
* support for repository filtering
* support for PostgreSQL schemas other than 'public'
* implement database connection pooling for WSGI
* more robust native model
* fix csw:AnyText population to be finer grained for OGC data services
* fix UTF-8 handling in configuration

The full list of enhancements and bug fixes is available at

pycsw is an OGC CSW server implementation written in Python.

pycsw fully implements the OpenGIS Catalogue Service Implementation
Specification (Catalogue Service for the Web). Initial development
started in 2010 (more formally announced in 2011). The project is
certified OGC Compliant, and is an OGC Reference Implementation.

pycsw allows for the publishing and discovery of geospatial metadata.
Existing repositories of geospatial metadata can also be exposed via
OGC:CSW 2.0.2, providing a standards-based metadata and catalogue
component of spatial data infrastructures.

pycsw is Open Source, released under an MIT license, and runs on all
major platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X).

Source and binary downloads:
The source code is available at:

Testers and developers are welcome.

The pycsw developer team.
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