[OSGeo-Discuss] help with catalog of OGC services

Jeroen Ticheler jeroen.ticheler at geocat.net
Sun Oct 2 22:12:47 PDT 2011

Hi John,
You can configure GeoNetwork to automatically create the metadata for you for each layer in your services (WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS, SOS are all supported). 
The FOSS4G 2011 workshop (as well as previous ones) focussed on that aspect showing how to configure the map server (in this case GeoServer, but the same principal applies to MapServer or any other service). The more complete the metadata in the OGC service the better the result in the catalog. 

A nice thing of this process is that thumbnails and links to the service are all created automatically by GeoNetwork. No need for the GN editor ;-)

You can find the instructions for the workshop here: 

Kind regards,

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Op 3 okt. 2011 om 06:23 heeft John Callahan <john.callahan at udel.edu> het volgende geschreven:

> I have about 15 or so OGC services running with MapServer, mostly WMS but a few WFS and hopefully some WCS in the future.   I'd like to have an easy way for users to browse through my services.  Of course, I can manually create a web page listing my services but there should be something better.  A CSW catalog would be nice as traditional desktop GIS users can easily browse/search and add my services directly to their GIS.     It'd also be great if my services could be harvested by other catalogs.
> Does anyone know of a way to run a CSW-compliant app by simply adding existing etCapability URLs?  I know about GeoNetwork but it doesn't seem like I need the full GUI or multi-user editor as it's only me (plus I'd rather not have to manually create/maintain records for each service as I think I'd have to with GN.)  Does anyone know if MapServer can perform like a CSW, perhaps by pointing to local map files?  
> In the end, I'm looking for a way to easily maintain a catalog of OGC services through integrating existing services as much as possible.  Thanks for any guidance.
> - John
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