lecture: Towards pycsw 2.0 - project report
pycsw is an OGC CSW server implementation written in Python and is an official OSGeo Project. pycsw implements clause 10 (HTTP protocol binding - Catalogue Services for the Web, CSW) of the OpenGIS Catalogue Service Implementation Specification, version 2.0.2 and the upcoming version 3.0.
pycsw allows for the publishing and discovery of geospatial metadata, providing a standards-based metadata and catalogue component of spatial data infrastructures. The project is certified OGC Compliant, and is an OGC Reference Implementation. The project currently powers numerous high profile activities such as US data.gov/geoplatform.gov, Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), US National Geothermal Data System (NGDS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USGS Coastal and Marine Geoscience Portal, US Department of State, US Department of Interior, Greek National Open Data portal (geodata.gov.gr) and the WMO World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC).
This presentation starts with a status report of the pycsw project, followed by an open question/answer session to give a chance to users to interact with members of the pycsw project team. This presentation will cover the main features and enhancements made to pycsw last year (1.10 series), the upcoming 2.0 release as well as the future direction of the project.