[OSGeo-Standards] OGC XML schemas and FOSS4G software distribution

Tom Kralidis tomkralidis at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 08:43:02 PST 2015

Hi all: great blogpost by Jody at
inspired by IRC discussion around pycsw OSGeo Incubation.

In a nutshell, pycsw inclusion in DebianGIS had issues given the fact
that we have the OGC Schemas baked in the codebase as part of the

In the pycsw case we use the schemas in realtime when validating
requests.  This is a huge benefit because we let (in this case
lxml->libxml2) do the validation instead of implementing this

At the same time, getting onto DebianGIS is of value for packaging and

How do other packages deal with this?  Are there options for bundling
the OGC schemas outside of the codebase?  Is there opportunity to
clarify the ambiguities?


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