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Metadata Catalog

GeoNetwork OpenSource is a catalog application for managing spatially referenced resources. It provides powerful metadata editing and search functions, an embedded interactive web map viewer, and is based upon Open Standards.

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Core Features

  • Immediate search access to local and distributed geospatial catalogues
  • Up- and downloading of data, graphics, documents, pdf files and any other content type
  • An interactive Web Map Viewer to combine Web Map Services from distributed servers around the world
  • Recently updated entries are accessible as RSS news feeds and as GeoRSS.
  • Online editing of metadata with a powerful template system
  • Native support for ISO19115/ISO19119/ISO19139/ISO19110, FGDC and Dublin Core formatted metadata
  • Scheduled harvesting and synchronization of metadata between distributed catalogues (GeoNetwork, CSW, OGC WxS GetCapabilities, Z39.50, WebDav, ArcSDE, Thredds, OGC WFS Features, OAI-PMH)
  • Fine-grained access control
  • Group and user management
  • Multi-lingual user interface
  • A randomly selected Featured Map

Implemented Standards

  • OGC Catalogue Service-Web (CSW) 2.0.2 ISO
  • Open Archives Initiatives (OAI-PMH)
  • Z39.50
  • OpenSearch-Geo
  • Metadata standards:
  • ISO19115/ISO19119/ISO19139/ISO19110 and ISO Profiles
  • Dublin Core
  • FGDC



Licence: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2

Software Version: 2.6.4

Supported Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac

API Interfaces: Java


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