[ckan-discuss] Geospatial metadata in CKAN

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Thu Oct 28 20:08:58 BST 2010

Fantastic! Thanks for the update John!

Perhaps I could persuade you to write a brief blog post about this at
an appropriate juncture? ;-)


On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:03 PM, John Bywater
<john.bywater at appropriatesoftware.net> wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> Jonathan Gray wrote:
>> Just a quick ping to see how things are going on adding support for
>> geospatial metadata in CKAN?
>> John, Jo, others: it would be great to have a quick update on what is
>> happening on this front! ;-)
> Within its harvesting model CKAN now has an Open Geospatial Consortium®
> (OGC) Catalogue Service Web (CSW) client, which provides support for
> harvesting GEMINI2 documents from CSW servers.
> That means CKAN can now pull geospatial metadata from tools like GeoNetwork
> and ArcGIS.
> CKAN can also harvest GEMINI2 documents from Web accessible folders, and
> from individual files.
> A minimal server CSW interface will be implemented in the Spring.
> The CKAN's CSW server interface is not planned to be a full implementation
> of CSW, just the capabilities needed to make it possible to harvest
> geospatial metadata using CSW.
> Then, it will be possible to harvest geospatial metadata from CKAN using
> tools like GeoNetwork and ArcGIS.
> CKAN package extras with be used to store the GEMINI2 attributes: West
> Bounding Longitude, East Bounding Longitude, South Bounding Latitude, and
> South Bounding Latitude. Spatial searches will use those attributes.
> Other geospatial attributes of GEMINI2 will also be stored in a package's
> extras, such as Extent, Spatial Resolution, Equivalent Scale.
> Best wishes,
> John.

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation


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