Introduction to GeoNetwork and GeoCat Bridge - teknologiforum Oslo 11-2012

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Introduction to GeoNetwork and GeoCat Bridge - teknologiforum Oslo 11-2012

  1. 1. Jeroen TichelereoNetworkpensourceDirector Founder and chair
  2. 2. Overview• What is GeoNetwork?• How is it developed?• What is upcoming?• Two examples of a National SDI implementation• How can you use it?• (hopefully :-)
  3. 3. What iseoNetworkpensource?
  4. 4. Software topublish data throughmetadataStarted in 2000 atwith initialsupport from:
  5. 5. Very comprehensivemetadata editing andmanagement
  6. 6. With a focus onSpatial data
  7. 7. Build on Standards,Standards, Standards, Standards, Standards, ...
  8. 8. The Basic Building Blocks•ISO TC211 Standards•OGC Standards(Open Geospatial Consortium)
  9. 9. Catalogue interoperability• Support for INSPIRE• Full OGC Catalog v2.0 support(ISO profile) (Reference implementation for OGC)• Open Archive Initiative support (OAI-MPH)• RSS and GeoRSS newsfeeds• OpenSearch with GEO extension• Metadata harvesting & synchronization
  10. 10. The glue in aSpatial Data Infrastructure
  11. 11. GeoNetwork opensourceDutch National Geo RegistryFAO GeoNetworkSwissTopo geocat.ch
  12. 12. National INSPIRE Catalogs in Europebased on
  13. 13. How is it developed?
  14. 14. A Community Driven Project
  15. 15. Downloads~700 on English user list160+ on French and 140+ on Spanish lists360+ on developer list50+ on committer list10+ active developersMailing lists
  16. 16. How do we collaborate?
  17. 17. How do we collaborate?• Community driven governance(proposal - discussion - voting - integration)
  18. 18. How do we collaborate?• Community driven governance(proposal - discussion - voting - integration)• Skype, Conference calls and Face-to-face meetings
  19. 19. How do we collaborate?• Community driven governance(proposal - discussion - voting - integration)• Skype, Conference calls and Face-to-face meetings• Work is split up in small packages
  20. 20. How do we collaborate?• Community driven governance(proposal - discussion - voting - integration)• Skype, Conference calls and Face-to-face meetings• Work is split up in small packages• Continuous contact between user and developer
  21. 21. How do we collaborate?• Community driven governance(proposal - discussion - voting - integration)• Skype, Conference calls and Face-to-face meetings• Work is split up in small packages• Continuous contact between user and developer• Commercial Support Contracts, Consulting,Development
  22. 22. What are the benefits
  23. 23. What are the benefits• Support common requirements
  24. 24. What are the benefits• Support common requirements• Make testing and compliance easier
  25. 25. What are the benefits• Support common requirements• Make testing and compliance easier• Share cost
  26. 26. What are the benefits• Support common requirements• Make testing and compliance easier• Share cost• Prevent vendor lock-in
  27. 27. What are the benefits• Support common requirements• Make testing and compliance easier• Share cost• Prevent vendor lock-in• Fast innovation - we all participate
  28. 28. Sustainability through wide community supporthttp://www.osgeo.org/geonetwork
  29. 29. What is upcoming?
  30. 30. What are we up to?
  31. 31. What are we up to?• A new version upcoming (end of the year)
  32. 32. What are we up to?• A new version upcoming (end of the year)• Lots of new functionality
  33. 33. What are we up to?• A new version upcoming (end of the year)• Lots of new functionality• A redesigned Widgets based User Interface
  34. 34. What are we up to?• A new version upcoming (end of the year)• Lots of new functionality• A redesigned Widgets based User Interface• Metadata profile plugin support
  35. 35. Changing ArchitectureServer andClientEnd userGUIServerEditor GUIAdmin GUIUntil v2.6 From v2.8
  36. 36. Metadata Schema Plugin
  37. 37. Two examples of aNational SDI implementation
  38. 38. Nationaal georegister.nl(Geonovum - The Netherlands)
  39. 39. What do they do?• A central catalog at National level (Kadaster)• Catalogs at other admin levels or specializedagencies (different technologies)• User groups that directly edit content withinnationaalgeoregister.nl• Search in central catalog - display in local sites
  40. 40. Harvesting from other catalogs
  41. 41. Searching all content at National level
  42. 42. Integrated in other portals like data.overheid.nl
  43. 43. geocat.ch(SwissTopo - Swiss)
  44. 44. What do they do?• A central catalog at National level (SwissTopo)• Catalogs at Kanton level (different technologies)• User groups that directly edit content withingeocat.ch• Search in central catalog - display in local sites
  45. 45. Harvesting from Kanton catalogs
  46. 46. Searching all content at National level
  47. 47. Integrate informationin local websites usingthe“Formatters extension”
  48. 48. How can you use it?
  49. 49. How can you use it?• Software can be found athttp://geonetwork-opensource.org• Install and configure it on your server• Customize the user interface• Load the correct metadata profile plugin(s)you need (Warning: this is new, so yourprofile may not be developed yet)
  50. 50. Support by• We are a core part of the developercommunity• We try to merge most of what we developfor clients back into the GeoNetworksoftware.• GeoCat offers consulting (systemimplementation, customization, softwaredevelopment, advice), training, workshopsand support contracts
  51. 51. Improved metadata editor
  52. 52. Nationaal Georegistry v2Geonovum - The NetherlandsDraft

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