[OSGeo-Discuss] The GeoNetwork opensource geospatial catalog v2.2.0 is out!

Jeroen Ticheler jeroen.ticheler at fao.org
Thu Apr 3 07:23:22 PDT 2008

We're happy to announce the release of GeoNetwork opensource 2.2.0.  
This is a mayor release for the project.

GeoNetwork opensource (http://geonetwork-opensource.org) 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.

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 (CSW2.0 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.

This release is also the milestone for the Open Source Geospatial  
Foudation (OSGeo, http://www.osgeo.org) incubation process the project  
is going through. The GeoNetwork Project Steering Committee will now  
ask OSGeo to graduate the project.

Thanks and congratulations to the all community members!

Downloads at: http://geonetwork-opensource.org/software/geonetwork_opensource

Jeroen Ticheler 

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