[pycsw-devel] OGC CSW 4 development and updates

Paolo Corti pcorti at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 07:07:56 PDT 2018

Dear Tom
thanks a lot for the summary. I am looking forward to the SWG updates,
thanks to you and Angelos for taking care of this!
On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 8:55 PM Tom Kralidis <tom.kralidis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all: at our June meeting we touched on various developments at OGC
> which relate to future CSW efforts.
> The OGC service architecture is moving forward with a clean break on
> long-time OGC service interface design patterns, aligning with the current
> architecture of the Web [1].  As a result there is movement to align with
> Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices [2], OpenAPI and JSON.
> Current efforts in this direction can be found in WFS 3 development [3][4]
> which is being developed in the open on GitHub (draft specification is
> available at [5]).  Aside: in geopython space we have been developing
> pygeoapi [6].
> Early discussions on CSW 4 indicate aligning to the WFS 3 approach, following
> many of the design patterns  with an information model suitable for
> search/discovery.
> CSW 4 was also discussed at the pycsw Athens dev meeting in July
> (report to follow),
> and pycsw will be participating as an early adopter/implementer of the
> specification.
> OGC will soon be setting up a CSW 4 Standards Working Group (SWG) along
> with various GitHub/Gitter infrastructure.  We are happy to report that
> Angelos and I will be part of the SWG, and will report back on developments
> periodically.
> Cheers
> ..Tom
> [1] https://github.com/opengeospatial/WFS_FES/blob/master/overview.md
> [2] https://www.w3.org/TR/sdw-bp/
> [3] https://github.com/opengeospatial/WFS_FES
> [4] https://medium.com/@cholmes/wfs-3-0-get-excited-yes-8e904fdbcc0
> [5] https://cdn.rawgit.com/opengeospatial/WFS_FES/3.0.0-draft.1/docs/17-069.html
> [6] https://github.com/geopython/pygeoapi
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