[Ottawa_users] GeoNetwork

Mike Adair madair at dmsolutions.ca
Wed Aug 6 16:31:17 EDT 2008

I am by no means an expert on GeoNetwork but I've recently had the 
opportunity to work with it and found it to be a solid product.

GeoNetwork is a metadata catalogue, ie. it will store and index 
metadata, and typically not used to store the actual geo data.  It 
supports a variety of metadata formats: FGDC, ISO19115/139, etc. You can 
manually edit metadata records, import metadata records in XML format, 
import metadata records from various sources (e.g. WMS/WFS 
capabilities), from other instances of CSWs, etc. .  It supports 
multiple users and groups (e.g. admins, editors, reviewers, etc.)


Regie Alam wrote:
> Hello All,
>    Has anybody in the group have first hand experience
> with GeoNetwork? I've looked at the site
> (http://geonetwork-opensource.org) but couldn't yet
> figure out what it is and it's capabilities. Can it
> actually act like a database and store data, or does
> it just point to the locations of data?
>    Also, I couldn't find any information regarding how
> to prepare data to be incorporated into GeoNetwork.
> The focus it seems is searching the data when
> everything has been incorporated.
> Thanks,
> Regie
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