[Mapbender-dev] GSoC CSW update

Mifan Careem mifan at opensource.lk
Sun May 3 04:28:50 EDT 2009

Hi Christoph, All,

Sorry for not being able to attend the last IRC meeting - I was at a
Gartner conference representing Sahana in Chicago - just got back and
all ready to go.

I'll join in the next IRC meeting to talk about the CSW client more -
I'm at UTC/GMT +5.30, so the time is perfect for me. I'm currently
reading up on the various links you had provided and the IRC chat log -
based on this, I'll put up some starter points on the allocated wiki



On Thu, 2009-04-30 at 09:22 +0200, Christoph Baudson wrote:
> Hi Mifan,
> first of all, I have set up a Wiki page for your project here [0]. Let's 
> try to keep this page updated, and we will have a nice documentation at 
> the end of GSoC.
> Yesterday we had an IRC meeting, you can find the log file on that page. 
> We ourselves are still in the progress of making up our minds, so please 
> don't be confused. We have planned another meeting in the 2nd or 3rd 
> week in May, this time face-to-face in Bonn.
> The challenge in your project will be to implement a catalogue search 
> that works with CSW, but is also open towards extension. Yesterday we 
> called that "abstract catalogue service", which could be basically 
> anything that returns data. Armin Retterath, who is the mastermind 
> behind www.geoportal.rlp.de, for example, uses OpenSearch [1][2]. Maybe 
> take a look at this application.
> Your proposal made sense to all participants, so I guess we will go 
> along as you planned, but the details have to be worked out.
> Please don't misunderstand us meeting as a means to dictate what we 
> expect you to program. Your input and judgment is highly appreciated and 
> needed. We should talk about the project further during the next IRC 
> meeting [3]. Then you also get to know the developer team.
> Officially, I'll be on holiday next week, but I guess I will be 
> available via IRC.
> Any, questions, please ask.
> Thanks
> Christoph
> [0] http://www.mapbender.org/Implementing_a_CSW_client
> [1] http://www.opensearch.org/Home
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSearch
> [3] 
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=4&month=5&year=2009&hour=17&min=0&sec=0&p1=83

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