Catalog Service for the Web (CSW or sometimes seen as Catalog Service - Web) is a standard for exposing a catalogue of geospatial records on the Internet (over HTTP).

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Providing CSW data with ArcGIS software

I need to harvest catalog data from a ArcGIS database, and as I understand it, CSW should be the way to go. Some docs mention vaguely the "GIS Portal Toolkit" or the (discontinued) "ArcIMS". Others ...
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Is there public OGC Catalog Service (CSW) available which lets ArcGIS for Desktop with CSW Client Add (WMS) To Map?

This is a follow on from a Question that I asked last year entitled Is there a public OGC Catalog Service (CSW) available?. That Question has an Accept-ed Answer but I would now like to expand upon ...
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Is there an exhaustive, searchable catalog of all GIS web services (e.g. OGC WMS/WFS, REST, SOAP)?

Many of us have struggled to get a list of GIS services that are available on the internet. Specifically map services that expose OGC based interfaces like WMS, WFS or Web Service interfaces like ...
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What is the correct spelling: CSW or CS-W?

In different publications I read sometimes CSW or sometimes CS-W for the standard of transferring metadata-documents. What is the correct 'official' spelling?
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Is there a public OGC Catalog Service (CSW) available?

Is there an "almost always available" service URL for a public Catalog Service (CSW) available anywhere? I'm keen to test CSW client capabilities without having to configure a CSW server.